the intersection of two lines MAG

April 26, 2009
By babyjxx BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
babyjxx BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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I'm looking for meaning in
Everything, everywhere,
In every forgotten nook and cranny,
Under the bed among dust bunnies and missing socks,
Looking for the answers to the questions
I've never had the nerve to ask –
The questions that litter the crowded spaces in the back of my head
Among the half-baked and burned-out ideas.
I'm looking, but my mother tells me I'm not looking hard enough.
Your eyes are closed, my dear, she says,
And I throw a book across the room, and it bounces once on the
Mahogany table, knocking over a glass full of water,
And the water spills, and the glass breaks,
And I laugh.
This is meaning.
This is what I've so desperately wanted.
This is what everyone so desperately wants.
We want to know that everything we do,
Everything we think, everything we are,
Everything I am, is worth something –
Worth anything.
Story of a girl, seventeen, acting out
Looking for a reaction,
Looking for the wind beneath her wings and all that metaphorical
Crap that people write about,
Story of a girl trying to figure out the purpose of life
Inhale, exhale, expire
Wanting to know, desperate to know that there's something more
Looking for the inspiration behind the lyrics,
The motivation that fuels the marathon runner,
The vision in the head of the broke Brooklyn artist that no one else can see,
Story of a boy trying to be a man,
And a 13-year-old little sister who thinks she can wear eyeliner and mascara,
The paradox of an African raindrop and an American safari,
Story of an immigrant and an orphan, and the point where these two lines meet,
The intersection of insanity and beauty,
Where naïve expectations meet cold, harsh reality,
Where pen meets paper and the story of a girl begins.

The author's comments:
I recently discovered the amazing spoken word poet Anis Mojgani, and his work was the inspiration for this piece.

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This article has 3 comments.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Dec. 25 2010 at 2:19 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

I think I have to agree too. I love this!

Sencere BRONZE said...
on Jul. 16 2010 at 11:51 am
Sencere BRONZE, Annapolis, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Why am I fighting to live, when I'm just living to fight. Why am I trying to see when there ain't nothing in sight. Why am I trying to give when no one gives me a try. Why am I dying to live, when I'm just living to die.

I totally agree

trishasaurus said...
on May. 7 2009 at 4:16 pm
THIS IS AMAZING!!!! you are really, really, really talented.


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