The Corner of Ohio and Lakeland

July 22, 2010
By mcbob_kool SILVER, Monticello, Indiana
mcbob_kool SILVER, Monticello, Indiana
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The side with an old, dying tree,
On the corner of Ohio and Lakeland,
That's where I'll be...

Despite the arguments, the hatred,
which livened my tongue,
I'll be here fading, faded
Until my body is done.

When my skin grows paler,
And old age sets in,
I'll stay here, dying,
On Ohio and Lakeland.

Mother passed on,
Father died, too.
My brother has left me;
I'm all alone, with grand, empty shoes.

They were to be filled!
With greatness, bravery,
And every exuberant thrill.
All never actualized, all failed...

So, it's on this corner,
Though I hate to admit it,
That I'll strain till my end,
On the corner of Ohio and Lakeland.

The author's comments:
For the worst place to live, and the best place to be inspired -- my home.

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on Aug. 22 2010 at 11:12 am
Angela Jordan BRONZE, Monroe, New York
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Very powerful. The emotion behind your piece makes it stand out from others. Nicelt done. :)

on Aug. 17 2010 at 11:14 pm
stuck_in_the_past GOLD, Lakeside, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead" ~Benjamin Franklin

I loved the imagery, and I can sense the sadness and hatred toward the corner of Ohio and Lakeland.

AndreaD GOLD said...
on Aug. 17 2010 at 1:01 pm
AndreaD GOLD, West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four legs, four arms and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them apart, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other half.

ohhhh i see

on Aug. 17 2010 at 12:58 pm
mcbob_kool SILVER, Monticello, Indiana
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Well, even though this poem talks about my family and house, it's really about my town. My town just seems to keep people here, even when they want and try to leave. Thanks for reading :)

AndreaD GOLD said...
on Aug. 17 2010 at 10:43 am
AndreaD GOLD, West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four legs, four arms and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them apart, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other half.

i'm curious to find out what inspired you to write this ? i'm getting a hunch it wasn't random. but i like it :)


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