Insignificant

October 3, 2009
By awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt


I take a gulp of air, a big one
I gaze out at the endless skies
that expand over the enormous canyons
I feel a little dizzy
and it’s not because
of not drinking enough water
like those posters
Warned me
(my dad made sure of that)
So why is it?
I look at the ground,
seeking something familiar
but the rusty red dust
doesn’t bring much comfort
Because what it dust?
It can just blow away
and then I think
If the ground can blow away
Why can’t I?
The blue expanding over my head
is so vast
I know it could consume me
And I realize
That I’m scared
Terrified
Because I realize that
I’m really, very small
Because even this huge
Place
That I’m in
Would look so small
From outer space
And I realize that in
A world, universe so big
You just have to try
To leave something good behind
Because that’s the biggest impression
You can make



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on Jul. 25 2013 at 6:08 pm
CatchAFallingStar PLATINUM, Pearland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was." - Unknown

Your writing is amazing. I absolutely love everything you have posted on Teen Ink. If my poetry was even half as good as yours, I would be the happiest girl in the world. I take pride in my work but I can't always convey emotion or grab attention like you can. You're an inspiration to teen writers everywhere. :)

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on Nov. 28 2011 at 6:01 pm
IzzyVT SILVER, N. Ferrisburg, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
“If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

...I went to the Grand Canyon over the summer. This poem totally brought me back.

And if you are talking about the Grand Canyon I know what posters you're talking about. (:


on Oct. 11 2010 at 4:07 pm
maggiebar1 GOLD, Valparaiso, Indiana
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noooo freaking way! those r two of my favorite shows!!! and lost too! haha i feel like a creeper looking on ur profile but im purty sure everyone does that haha go losties!

on Oct. 7 2010 at 5:00 pm
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 176 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt

Thanks! I've read/commented on some of your work, too! Haha love Chuck and Pushing Daisies!!

on Oct. 6 2010 at 7:37 pm
maggiebar1 GOLD, Valparaiso, Indiana
12 articles 1 photo 49 comments
thoughts like this make me scared and humble and i love this poem... p.s.... i am so happy to find another writer with my same taste of music... go bon iver, edward sharpe, etc! :) 

on May. 19 2010 at 8:36 am
StrongerThenBefore, Somerset, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Look into my eyes and tell me if this is the real me.

great job. amazing. (:


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