What Matters Most

August 23, 2009
By biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


I didn’t care. Really, and truly, if you had asked if I cared, I might have said “Do what you want; I’m not your Boy Scout leader. I don’t care”. And maybe, maybe you would have gently pulled my face up to yours and read the lie that was plainly written all over my face. And maybe you would have been able to see the heart wrenching pain in my eyes; bursting with tears that refused to be shed. And maybe you would have said “Butterfly, don’t cry I will always be there. I promise.” And lift me up so I could kiss you, because, of course, I can’t reach all the way up those basketball legs. The kiss would be brief and sweet, your way of reassuring me that all would be right in the world. You’ll see.

Of course, you didn’t do any of those things before you went off to “serve your country” and “be a man” and give everyone “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But what about my happiness? What about that? Didn’t that matter to you at all? But I suppose that I should try to be fair. You did write a note to me. It has a lot of letters from the alphabet that piece together a message about why you did this. But I don’t care about that part- I care about the part that reads “I love you; you are my angel from heaven above.”

And the part about this that makes me want to hide from my grief and pain, is how I’ll never get to say it back to you.



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KIKII BRONZE said...
on May. 11 2012 at 2:51 pm
KIKII BRONZE, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is our only option, failure is not"

thats truelly amazing

 


on Dec. 9 2011 at 4:52 pm
atimm2013 SILVER, Hartselle, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

i love how you kept this sort but loaded with all the emotion needed. i also love how when someone begins reading this they have no clue what is truely about at first, they'd just think it was another story about a teenage fight. great job!

Nightprawler said...
on Oct. 26 2011 at 10:23 am
I don't even cry, but this article almost got me to that point. Wonderful job :)

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:20 pm
Bookworm1998 GOLD, Brampton, Other
17 articles 2 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
Preserve your memories, keep them well; what you forget, you can never retell.

you did a wondeful job with this! i really liked this and how you ended it. in my opinion, it should be in the TeenInk magazine :)

on Jul. 30 2011 at 8:17 am
inkblot13 PLATINUM, Auburn, New York
41 articles 1 photo 162 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"




- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'

I really liked, you did a wonderful job showing mainly the feelings of the girl, but also some of the guys' feelings as well. Really well written!

(PS- check out some of my stuff maybe??)


Pickles-29 said...
on Apr. 11 2011 at 5:17 pm
Pickles-29, Boise, Idaho
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This was strongly written. It was wonderful.

on Mar. 29 2011 at 3:45 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Thanks you guys!

on Mar. 23 2011 at 11:25 pm
heiwagirl SILVER, Enumclaw, Washington
6 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
You just have to live your life not careing what they think and just shake off the drama and prove to them that you are better than they think you are.

it was so powerful and it really pulled me into all of her emotions like a wild ride I loved it.

dancer4life said...
on Feb. 4 2011 at 7:41 pm

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!!

this was so awesome


on Dec. 9 2010 at 9:01 am
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

thanks! anyone else have any ides for more short pieces? im not very good at long so you know....

JatiaE. BRONZE said...
on Dec. 7 2010 at 5:03 pm
JatiaE. BRONZE, Hampton, Virginia
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i liked this b/c it was really good, short , beautiful and strong .

on Nov. 30 2010 at 4:54 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

love to! also, you live in colorado? me too!

on Nov. 17 2010 at 12:34 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

thanks! i would love to read your poem!

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 8 2010 at 12:05 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

I like this - it's really powerful.  I can relate to how both of them feel, because I am both the one left behind and the one who wants to go.  Very well written.  If you want to read it, I wrote a poem called 'Conundrum' which is a lot like this, but it would be more like how the guy felt... :)

on Aug. 12 2010 at 11:01 am
Annabelle294 SILVER, Branford, Connecticut
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This is amazing. Short, sweet, and so powerful.

on Jul. 22 2010 at 10:32 am
YellowStar24 BRONZE, Litchfield, New Hampshire
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
no worries, its all good

omg! this is so sad! but.. i loved it!!!

chains SILVER said...
on Jul. 8 2010 at 4:01 pm
chains SILVER, Denver, Colorado
5 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
what dosent kill me only makes me stronger

i like this poem and please look at mine

on Jun. 9 2010 at 9:17 am
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

you know, i would have liked to, but im not very good at long pieces. im good at short with lots of feeling,  so i guess thats what i did ;)

on Jun. 7 2010 at 8:11 pm
Still_Waters26 SILVER, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We few, we happy few/we band of brothers/For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/Shall be my brother"
-Shakespeare, "Henry V"

It was really good but I think you could've made it longer, got more into the relationship and all.  Other than than, I liked it.

on Jun. 7 2010 at 7:53 pm
SimplyRachel PLATINUM, Charlotte, North Carolina
48 articles 6 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."
~Unknown
"Things change, friends leave, and life doesn't stop for anybody."
~Stepgen Chbosky

I love it! It's amazing, you can just feel the tension and emotions between them. It's so amazing.




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