Does This Feel Real To You?

December 6, 2009
By TaylorMarieD SILVER, Columbia, South Carolina
TaylorMarieD SILVER, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"The World is but a canvas to our imaginations."-Henry David Thoreau

Rye hair and a mind of clay,
I sit as a paradox mounted upon a photo collage of memories and
Red tape, swallowed by the figures and the time frame.

Two years swept me away,
And in that time I found a new place to sink or

My spirit is free but my mind, far from it,
Escalating a riverside,
No ease.
Forever entangled in a battle of youth and glory
Sanity and

Lake eyes, and a paradox.
Avoiding every decision, my heart’s cold and my
Breath’s shallow;
Dreams dark, wakes hollow and
Frail, not sure if it’s

The author's comments:
Written after a break/break-up between my boyfriend of two-and-a-half years and I. We remained best friends, but struggled with the decision of whether we should get back together or move on with our lives. The break-up didn't kill me, but at times it felt so unreal: he had become such a big part of my life, and to be single for the first time of my high school career was petrifying.

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