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Letter to Those Who Will Hear Me

March 18, 2013
By PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."


Dear Reader,

I live in a land where there is no soil. Every day, out in the sun, my brothers and I toil away. The ground is hard rock which is cold as ice at night. And the shadows thrown out by light are most frightening. I live in a world in which love is nonexistent. Food and water are things we must work for.
I know about your kind, where you live. You live in a world of wonder. I hear there are seas and oceans and water that flows freely for everyone to drink and bathe in. How wonderful it must be! How lucky are you to live in such paradise?
For a while, my kin and I dreamt of visiting your world. We made hasty plans to leave our lives of slavery behind and come join you. But we were afraid that you would not accept us.
We were afraid that we would not find you.
So we gave up, hopelessness taking over our desire to be free.
I hear you have food that you can store away from thieving hands. The boxes that your store your meats in are cold and so the food does not spoil. How ingenious!
Here, we have little to eat and whatever little we have will kill your appetite. We cannot eat the meat here. It is foul and poisonous. It comes from evil beasts that prey on us and our young.
They say you have pets, animals that you keep in the home. These animals, are they loving towards you? How can beasts possibly love?
I will find your world someday. But it will take me a long while yet.
You must promise me something. You must promise me many things.
Promise me that you will preserve your world. Let no evil touch it. Let no man steal its wonders or kill its creatures. Promise me that you will protect it from the sun’s scorching rays so that when I arrive it will be cool and I will not sweat as I do here in the fields. Promise me that you will love one another and share stories of love and loving people. Do not let hope abandon you as it has my people. Promise me that you will accept all people no matter what size, shape or color they are. Promise me that you will not make riches your first priority. Promise me you will respect those who have gone before you. Promise me that you will not change who you are because there are people who do not like you. Promise me that you will think yourself strong and brave.
Promise me that when I find your world, I will be happy.

Sincerely,

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on Aug. 7 2013 at 5:24 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Clumsy thumbsy ^u^

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 6 2013 at 8:53 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Haha sorry. I didnt mean to say that. Meant "thier."

on Aug. 6 2013 at 5:42 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

*Her. Thank you!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:58 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

This is so phenomenal and true. What a bizaare concept to write about yet so intriguing! It truly makes one think of her life and how things are placed in this world. It made me think of how grateful we all should be for what we have. Thank you so much for writing this; it is truly an inspiration.

on Mar. 27 2013 at 11:29 am
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

You're welcome!

on Mar. 27 2013 at 4:26 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Yes you're right! Thank You For this! :D

on Mar. 26 2013 at 10:21 am
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Think about it: what have you got to lose?

on Mar. 26 2013 at 5:48 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

That's amazing. You know maybe now I can try believing and trusting too.. 

on Mar. 24 2013 at 10:58 am
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

We can change it. That's why I wrote this letter to encourage people to do a little more every day to make this world a better place. Trust me, if I didn't believe it, I wouldn't have written this ;)

on Mar. 23 2013 at 11:31 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Took! That made me cry! :((( All of those things I feel just as deeply. I wish, I wish. *Sigh*  I wish somehow we could change all this for real..


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