How Things Are

March 15, 2010
By Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.


When I lay in bed at night,
Before I let the darkness cover me like a blanket,
And finally let my mind rest,
From all of the dark, deep thoughts I have to wonder about,
I like to think of what else is happening,
Somewhere else in this messed up world,
Good things are sure to be taking place,
Weddings with happy couples,
Babies opening their eyes to their new life,
But are these things really good ones?
Marriage ends in screams and fights,
Leaving just two more lonely people in this world,
Babies will grow up and shed their coat of innocence,
And suffer like we all do each day,
So are these things really miracles?
And I know for a fact that horrible things are taking place too,
Murderers are smiling at that last breath of their victim,
Starving children’s stomachs are growling for the last time,
And everything, including all that’s on our Earth, is dying,
Each breath we take,
Every minute we exist,
We’re dying more and more,
Getting closer to whatever comes next,
Heaven?
Hell?
Nothingness?
And I’m wondering day to day what the answers I need could be,
But that’s just how things are, how things have to be.



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βίωσις said...
on Jun. 22 2010 at 8:25 am

Sill,

See "Cedar Point Beach",

"The Run",

"The Shoe"...

Happy poems.... all!


Sarbear GOLD said...
on Jun. 15 2010 at 6:18 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thanks for all the comments, "lola"

on Jun. 13 2010 at 7:57 pm
Lola_Sveroski, Manschef, Ohio
0 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am an author. Normal was out of the question by the age of three.

And who might Hippie Runner be? NO CLUE. Very nicely done.

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Jun. 9 2010 at 7:22 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you for the feedback, olivia

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Jun. 9 2010 at 7:22 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

ok a happy poem is coming--can't promise howgood it'll be but ill try it JUST FOR YOU!!

on Jun. 5 2010 at 3:55 pm
Sill_Sitter11 BRONZE, Milan, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

I like how the narrorator is just counting down...the breaths and minutes on earth... you know Sarbear... not that I don't like your poems... their awesome... but they're kinda bringing me down. Challenge yourself to write a happy cheerful poem!!! ps... got any more of that book for me to read?

on Jun. 1 2010 at 9:02 pm
aliveonink GOLD, Rochester, Minnesota
10 articles 0 photos 27 comments
wow this is really good and so true!i love ur wording

Sarbear GOLD said...
on May. 8 2010 at 8:53 am
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you so much. i appreciate all the feedback :)

on May. 7 2010 at 8:20 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1985 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

this poem, makes me say- true that. u seem to hav a deep intelligent mind:)

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Apr. 18 2010 at 3:53 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thanks squishy-squish!! thank you so much for commenting!!!!

on Apr. 18 2010 at 2:21 pm
Squishy-Squish SILVER, Port Richey, Florida
8 articles 2 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can hurt me with the truth, but don't comfort me with your lies."

→Thie is just unbelievable. It's so creative and makes a person really take a moment and think about how life is turning out to be. This just left me thinking deep. So nice Sarah :)

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Apr. 9 2010 at 4:16 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thank you so much--i really appreciate your comments

on Apr. 9 2010 at 1:05 pm
jesusfreak17 SILVER, Winslow, Maine
9 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tears are words from the heart that can't be spoken."- Unknown
"Anyone can make you smile or cry, but it takes someone special to make you smile when you already have tears in your eyes."- Unknown

This is really good. It got me thinking about how as a child everyone said I would grow up and no longer be innocent. It's so true. Nobody is ever completly innocent their whole lives. It also made me think of what is to come and that this really is how things have to be.

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Apr. 5 2010 at 6:27 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

thanx for commenting!!

on Apr. 5 2010 at 6:23 pm
HappySappy SILVER, Berlin Heights, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.

oh man this is a great poem that makes me think about what IS ahead. and i love how you said that a baby will grow up and shed their coat of innocence! nice!


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