12 Miles

September 6, 2010
By Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee


Moving to a town
12 miles away,
May not seem very far,
Shouldn’t cause such dismay.

But 12 miles is 12 too far
Keeping me from you,
And all the little things
I love that you do.

1 mile away from that grin
That keeps me warm on cold nights,
1 mile from how on game day,
You look like a pro, under bright lights.

1 mile keeping me from the looks we shared –
Those looks that stay in my mind for days after;
1 mile quieting the jokes and pick-up lines
That turns my smile into uncontrollable laughter.

1 mile away from the arms that wrap me up
And make me want to melt, they feel so strong.
1 mile from the discussions about music
Exact lyrics for how we feel; trading songs.

1 mile distant from the place
Where we had our first kiss, and I first felt whole.
Another mile apart from those deep brown eyes
That let me see into your soul.

A mile stretching thin the secrets we share,
Will you remember the little things I whispered to you?
1 mile keeping my fingers from intertwining with yours,
Our hands stuck together with love as the glue.

1 mile away from the endless possibilities
Of what we could be, where this could go
1 mile from all the things about you
That I don't yet know.

We've only begun to see
Who the other really is
When the distance
Comes between us.

Now we'll never know
The miles of things
We could have known
About each other.
But maybe I'll see you at the grocery store.


The author's comments:
Lol. Seriously, in the town where I live the ONLY thing to do is go to to the grocery store. And the poem seemed too sad and depressing so I had to put it at the end for comic relief.

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on Oct. 25 2010 at 8:22 pm
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
<3

TEEHEE! (YOU GOTTA LOVE ME!)

on Oct. 25 2010 at 3:23 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Ellyn! Shutup!

on Oct. 21 2010 at 6:36 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Lol. It was supposed to say WalMart, since you know, thats the only thing to do here. Haha, yeah I counted too so it'd add up for those people who count :) Thank you Alana that means SO much to me.

on Oct. 21 2010 at 4:00 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

But maybe I'll see you at the grocery store. I love that i really do!!! I also liked how every other line you started off with "1 mile" or "another mile" and they all added up to 12. Yes I counted teehee :) Wonderful...absoluetly marvelous! I always look forward to reading your poems.

on Oct. 21 2010 at 3:40 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

:)         

on Oct. 20 2010 at 11:54 pm
genesis27000 SILVER, Mexia, Texas
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It seems hopeful:) I loved it!

on Sep. 25 2010 at 9:59 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Yay! Thanks, and yeah it is sad. :( Its okay though...

on Sep. 25 2010 at 1:02 am
WhingsOfAnOutcast BRONZE, Victora, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing."~Painter William Dobell

LOVE this! and that is sad they changed the last line there. I think I'd die if someone changed something bout one of my poems o.o. this is really good though! X3

on Sep. 21 2010 at 3:38 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Grrrrr! They changed WalMart to "the grocery store". Sad day. My poem is ruined!!! :(


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