Running for a reason

March 5, 2010
By FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't do fashion, I am fashion." -Coco Chanel


I run away from my life. Literally. Yesterday I couldn't stand the pictures anymore. I tied up my running shoes and sprinted out the door. They were staring down at me and I realized that half of the faces, I didn't recognize. My mother. I'm 16 now. I was 7 when she died. And I don't even remember her. So I run away. Past all of the houses and the trees. I purposely run in the opposite direction of where people I know are. If someone asks me what's wrong, I smile...then run away. I'm sick of doing it, but I can't talk to anyone I know.
People treat me different once I tell them. Most just think that I live with my dad and my parents are divorced. But once I tell someone, they look at me in a different way. So I tell no one. I tell no one how I feel and I run away. Down the street, turn right. Down that street onto the lake path. No one takes this lake. It's deserted and quiet and rough. I love it. Halfway around, dodging trees and rabbits, is my favorite place. It's a mound of rolling hills up to the valley of a golf course. All around is a swamp of cattails. It's like Lion King and that is one thing I remember. She and I would watch Lion King.
I miss her more than is possible to express. And so I run.
Leaving my life in ruins along the way.
Leaving the ones I love because I cannot bear to talk.
Leaving behind my soul in pieces dropped from my sneakers as they pound the meaty earth.
I leave behind my stories.
I leave behind my love.
But I leave because of the pictures.
They make me realize that I run for reasons even I do not know.



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on Jul. 27 2010 at 6:28 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

It's no problem.  And I like that one too.

on Jul. 27 2010 at 6:21 pm
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
55 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't do fashion, I am fashion." -Coco Chanel

Thanks for reading so many of my poems Gymbabe! I'd have to say one of my favorites of mine is "The Crying Sky" simply because i like the ending like you mentioned. I'll be sure to read many of your articles! Thanks so much for commenting and reading!!!

on Jul. 27 2010 at 5:29 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This piece was probably my favorite yet, the beginning was catching, and the ending was incredibly powerful.  This was so sad...I'm sorry about what happened.


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