No Longer the Same

August 8, 2012
By xxMelxx SILVER, Washington, District Of Columbia
xxMelxx SILVER, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
Don't die a copy, stay an original -Unknown

It seems like just yesterday I was playing with barbies, singing along to the backstreet boys, watching cartoon-network and talking almost everyday on the phone with who used to be one of my best friends. I would wear whatever and not feel out of place, would only have to worry about getting good grades and keeping my friends. It's funny to look back because I wonder where the time went. I laugh at the good times, cry at the mistakes, wish some things could have been different, and wish I could go back to being a kid. Life seemed simple and it seemed like the world was fine, but as I grew older I realized how many obstacles I'd have to face. It's sad when a kid's innocence and spark leaves once he/she grows older. How the sun is replaced by grey clouds and life feels like jail. Now it's like it's all getting harder. Study, work, rise above the influence, peer pressure, relationships, it's a war. The true test is during the teenage years and adult years where life is just beginning. So much more to explore yet so much more to fear. The unknown is scary, where scary no longer means being afraid of the dark. And it makes me wonder, what will happen next? What does the pending chapter in my life have that I don't know just yet? Growing up is daunting and every minute it just gets even more real. That's what leaves us suffocating, that's what causes me to tremble, because the more reality overcomes dreams, the harder it gets to step into the battle zone.

The author's comments:
I was thinking about how things used to be in the past and how so much has changed since then. We all have those moments when we think back and remember our childhood and it makes some of us wish to go back and re-live it instead of growing up.

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xxMelxx SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2012 at 9:32 pm
xxMelxx SILVER, Washington, District Of Columbia
5 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't die a copy, stay an original -Unknown

Thanks :) I'm glad to hear that you liked it. And what I meant by "the battle zone" was pretty much how the real world is like that because there's so many things we have to face and so many decisions to make. But anyone can interprete it any way they want to ^_^

pensive said...
on Aug. 11 2012 at 1:58 pm
pensive, Fcgbhjk, Maryland
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I can relate. Being a teenager is hard. I didn't know what you meant by "the battle zone" but I feel like the last few sentences really resonate with me. Good job :)

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