Born to Die

December 23, 2010
By Icy96 PLATINUM, Romeoville, Illinois
Icy96 PLATINUM, Romeoville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Horace Mann: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”


A friend asked me one day when I came to school with a thin red line across my throat "What the h*** did you do?"
I simply said "I wanted to see what would happen."
Silly girl.
If she had known me better, she would know that if I wanted to die, I already would have.
I would have slit my arm along the veins, tracing the tiny blue rivers through the pale white of my skin.
I would have picked up a gun I don't know how to use and run into the police station screaming my head off until they blew it off for me. Then they would look at my gun and realize that it was empty, and that they had just done me a favor.
Oh no, if I had wanted to die, I would have been dead ages ago. After all, I was born to die.
Aren't we all?

The author's comments:
This is just one of many small bits of philosophy from the twisted mind of one of my many nameless recurring characters.

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Icy96 PLATINUM said...
on May. 13 2011 at 8:14 pm
Icy96 PLATINUM, Romeoville, Illinois
27 articles 2 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Horace Mann: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

Nevermind then, apparently they fixed it.

Icy96 PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 2 2011 at 3:35 pm
Icy96 PLATINUM, Romeoville, Illinois
27 articles 2 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Horace Mann: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

I apologize for the gibberish (").  For some reason, the program the TeenInk editors use or something turns a quotation mark into that gibberish. This happens in more than one of my articles. I just need to remember to use an apastrophe instead of a quote. Sorry, please try to read around that.


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