Hope Vanished When She Wrote Off The Rules.

October 19, 2009
By amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
maybe i know that you'll crave my secure arms someday, but i'll have come across someone who wasn't afraid. and that's why i can't let go.


want to replay sincerity with
bobby pins and a cheap acoustic guitar.
i want to rewind the record player
until it confiscates our soft spoken
alibis. i don't want to unlearn
happiness again, because what
if i fall in love with misery before
i experience the different colors
of my heart?

--

what if i settle for the ordinary,
and bury my toes in clay
instead of the softness
that flourishes sand?

--

my mind flutters like the wings
of a monarch butterfly,
tracing individual moments
with my nerves and
overlaying grays
with maroons and oranges.
this way, my indecision
will boil with the truth,
rather than be pierced
with emotional icicles.

--

i know there's a lot
that is nearly impossible to adore,
but i only recreate the definition
of trust because my eyes no
longer glitter when excuses
are brushed onto my kneecaps.
and sure,
my askew stability is constantly
relocating near immovable
glaciers because i'm sacrificing
my shoulder to accompany a
security blanket,
but that's only because i care.

--

sadness;
sadness is embracing
what's incomplete and
feeling no sense of closure.
sadness is the burden of
biting so sharply into
the center of your tongue,
yet the only pain encountered
is swimming like dolphins
through your bloodstream.



sadness is weak and vulnerable,
but we all cling to it,
because it's
real;


and nothing else
seems attainable
anymore.



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on Nov. 14 2011 at 9:21 pm
AllForOne SILVER, Audubon, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
-Albert Einstein

I honestly believe you are the best poetry writer I have ever read, and I find that I am usually very critical when it comes to judging poetry.  You exude the essence of poetry with amazing vocabularly choices and equally flawless syntax, tone, and diction.  I would be honored to learn about how you go about writing!

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on Jul. 19 2011 at 7:34 am
A_____, Columbus, Ohio
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I totally agree with AndTheVinesSpin. Your writing voice is so fun to read!

on Apr. 23 2010 at 7:09 am
AndTheVinesSpin GOLD, Romulus, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is the Movement" -TWLOHA
"Love is our weapon." -Christofer Drew
"I'ma get me a High School Diploma, even if I gotta steal one!" -ThisKidInMyMathClassLol

I love your writing voice. Seriously, It's so interesting.

on Apr. 13 2010 at 7:57 pm
Quotes_on_Notebooks GOLD, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"We all die. The goal is not to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." ~Chuck Palahniuk

this is a really incredible piece! the flow is great and it really holds your attention. you have an incredible talent!

on Mar. 1 2010 at 6:42 pm
amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
maybe i know that you'll crave my secure arms someday, but i'll have come across someone who wasn't afraid. and that's why i can't let go.

thank you so much :) that means a lot, really. thank you for taking the time to read!

on Nov. 10 2009 at 4:04 pm
bamboom212 PLATINUM, Chestnut Ridge, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The truth with a bad intent, is worse than any lie you can ever invent."
"You are smarter than you think. You are stronger than you look. You are braver than you feel."

lol i completely agree. this piece is amazing & perfectly understandable. The readerz can fully grasp the feeling in it. Its awesome, keep it up!!!

on Nov. 10 2009 at 2:15 pm
inkedpalm SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
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wow! this piece is beautiful! to be honest, i almost never read longer poems but once i started reading this i couldn't stop! it grabbed me and demanded attention and boy am i glad i read it down to the last word. simply amazing. ok i should stop so i don't continue rambling on about how talented you are! lol


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