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Ode to Life

February 21, 2009
By Shaunyboy94 GOLD, Novato, California
Shaunyboy94 GOLD, Novato, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."--Carl Sandburg

"If you can laugh at yourself loud and hard every time you fall, people will think you're drunk."--Conan O' Brien

Perplexing, mysterious, joyous.
A maze with no end.
A room without a door.
A soul with no heart.
Why is it like this?
Everyday is a heart beat.
Never knowing when it stops.
Every second turns
to minutes,
It's limitless.
There are no boundaries.
Fate and Destiny don't control you,
you control you.
It is what it is.

Dreaming, passion, hope.
Achieving isn't everything.
Reaching your potential is.
Dreams lead to hope,
to belief,
to passion,
to success.
Success is endless love.
You can never have less of it.
This is success.
It is what it is.

Tough, challenging, threatening.
Obstacles change you.
They are the boulders
in life.
These boulders are meant
to be overcome.
Many stop,
but few continue.
The essence of life
isn't to scare you,
but to create you.
It is a mirror with
no reflection.
You create the reflection.
Obstacles are who you are,
there is no boulder
to big or tall, but
it can be intimidating.
That is the challenge,
It is what it is.

Sad, gloomy, melancholy.
It is a fruit that is sweet
and bitter.
Death always haunts your shadows,
but few know when it comes.
It is a trap that many know but few see.
This is the reason for life.
Though sad,
it is the reason for existence.
Death is the one thing
we can never outrun.
Longevity denies the truth,
and medicines further you
from reality.
Though we know it,
we never know when it will happen.
Many sorrow for death,
but embracing it is the only acceptance.
Life is a journey,
and death is the end.
The end of your journey
And the beginning of
a new one.
This is death
It is what it is.

Intricate, jubilant, doleful.
It is a journey of a lifetime.
Very few see the truth,
and many will never know.
From beginning to end
and after, it is a book
that will never end.
This is life
It is what it is.

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james324 said...
on Jun. 5 2014 at 1:57 pm
i can honestly say this is pretty cool about the life