Empty MAG

November 5, 2010
By LibbyL PLATINUM, Layton, Utah
LibbyL PLATINUM, Layton, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Tomorrow May Rain, So I'll Follow the Sun"-the Beatles
"Hungry Bellies Feed Revolution"-Mr. Seiter

The fuel gauge drops past a quarter tank,
laughing at me like a perturbed clown.
The red-nosed man won't get away with this prank
because tonight I'm going down.

I hear the engine crying,
redlining in sixth gear.
My only way of escape is dying.
And I swore I'd never feel fear.

Running low on hopes and dreams.
Filling up on worn out tears.
The light comes on – it's time for gasoline.
Dreading the action, I must shift gears.

The worst part isn't the red lights on my dash,
but the red and blue lights in my rearview.
At this speed, I'll die if I crash.
This is simply something I need to get through.

The law won't put an end to running away.
It seems as if only one thing will stop this Chevy;
One thing will stop this fiery renegade,
and that's the cursed line on EMPTY. But maybe tomorrow, not today.

The author's comments:
My family life is sometimes unbearable. I love "running away," or more like just wasting gas on a long dirt road. Once, on one of my "renegade" trips, I decided to go up a canyon road that I'd been on when I was about 5 or 6, and my mom would take me up there when she was upset about her impending divorce with my dad. I figured that i was the perfect place to go. My car, a Volkswagen Beetle that I paid for myself, took a turn really hard and it broke down. At 1:30 a.m. On a mountain. This is what I thought of while sitting there- "the one thing I ever had that would set me free... just caged me." The police had to come and get me, and call my parents to come pick me up from the mouth of the canyon. If I had my car, I would have ran...

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revis92 said...
on Feb. 9 2011 at 8:08 am
revis92, Easley, South Carolina
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I understand your feeling of wanting to escape from your family life. i sometimes can't stand being around my parents and have to get away. I enjoyed your piece and would like to read more of your work.

on Jan. 23 2011 at 7:27 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

great job! i really enjoyed reading this!! and congrats getting published in the magazine!! Also, if you get the chance could you check out my work such as A Mirror Image & The Sinners confession (comment and rate them???) it would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!! :):)


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