Fleeting Happiness

August 19, 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


Perfect happiness so fleeting,
I wonder if it existed at all.
Days of deafening silence.
Hope falls away with my smile.
Running into each other
Here or there,
Our eyes drawn to each other
Refreshing our memories
And our happiness.
A sudden nervous kiss
Bursting the seams of time
Lasting longer than reality's timer
That counts only mere seconds.
Weeks crawling by
Slowly;
Your image fading
Quickly -
Come back! Please!
Why won't you look at me?
Say something! Please!
I need to hear your voice.
The thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
Has stopped singing.
You don't whisper secrets to me anymore.
But I still hear them,
From the lips of another girl.
I wonder -
Do you know shes telling?
I never told anyone
The things you told me.
I'm brought back to life
When you smile in my direction.
But a tear slides
Down my cheek
As I turn away
From the girl
You're smiling for.
The girl who tells you secrets,
As if bragging that she knows.
Do you play soccer together?
Text about nothing & everything at the same time?
Kiss her boldly through your nerves?
Does she make you happy all the time?
Yes to all of the above?
Well fleeting happiness is better.


The author's comments:
This is really all over the place for poetry, but that's how my emotions get sometimes so I wrote it down as it came to me. Also, the lines "The thing with feathers/That perches in the soul/Has stopped singing." is a reference to one of Emily Dickinson's poems. Lemme know what you think!

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on Oct. 25 2010 at 7:06 pm
genesis27000 SILVER, Mexia, Texas
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Yepp! I did:)

on Oct. 22 2010 at 9:26 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

Yep :P Didya read the rewrite? Its way better.

on Oct. 20 2010 at 11:38 pm
genesis27000 SILVER, Mexia, Texas
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In one word: Spectacular! I know how that feels -___-

on Oct. 8 2010 at 8:15 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

Thanks! Lemme know when it gets posted, I can't wait to read it!

on Oct. 6 2010 at 4:45 pm
A_Fate_Unknown BRONZE, Enumclaw, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Those who make peacefull revolution impossible, Will make violent Revolution inevitable.

i like it alot, im in the process of writiing something with about the same message as this one. :)

on Oct. 4 2010 at 7:42 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! Thank ya!

on Oct. 3 2010 at 9:15 pm
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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i quite like it. i like how it's not divided up or organized our anything...its seems quite natural...

on Oct. 3 2010 at 12:17 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

Yay - I'm so glad you relate. And Thank YOU! :) Did you read the rewrite?

on Oct. 3 2010 at 9:31 am
-LeftBehindBroken- GOLD, Providence, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Artists paint on canvas; Musicians paint on silence

this is a great poem!!!! i can relate to it sooo much. the feeling of being replaced by someone who means SO much in you life. thank u

on Oct. 2 2010 at 11:05 am
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

nice. I really like it! it makes me smikle and fell sad at the same time... if that's possible. :)

on Sep. 28 2010 at 9:21 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

REWRITE!! Scratch the last line - it's actually:

Well come close for a second,

I'll press my lips against your ear

And tell you one last secret

Without any fear

And if you really listen

And don't try to deny

I know you'll secretly agree:

"Fleeting happiness is better."



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