One Million And One

December 8, 2010
By hcowley14 GOLD, Burnt Hills, New York
hcowley14 GOLD, Burnt Hills, New York
10 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world.


I'll run inside
-open the door-
and the screen slams shut
(as my father told me not to do)
a million times.

And I'll run in the house
-fly up the stairs-
no hands on the railings
(as my mother told me not to do)
a million times.

So I'll go to my room
-throw the door closed-
and the whole house shakes
(as my father told me not to do)
a million times.

I'll cry on my bed
-sobs become screaming-
not caring who hears
(as my friends told me not to do)
a million times.

I'll remember
-my mind plays a movie-
here comes the sad song
(as my mother told me not to do)
a million times.

I'll be drowning
-gasping, clawing for air-
twenty feet under
(as you told me not to do)
a million times.

And I'll be shattering
-a hundred tiny pieces-
there I go
(as my father told me not to do)
a million times.

So I'll be there
-but not really-
drifting off slowly
(as they told me not to do)
a million times.

I'll be one million and one
-stronger than ever-
learning, not trusting
controlling
believing.
breathing.
*living*
(as I tried to tell myself to do)
a million times.


The author's comments:
It can be a long, hard road sometimes. You have to push yourself to get up after you have fallen a million times, rebuild, and live again.

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hcowley14 GOLD said...
on Jan. 16 2011 at 10:35 pm
hcowley14 GOLD, Burnt Hills, New York
10 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world.

thank you so much! That means a lot to me :)

on Jan. 6 2011 at 12:08 pm
SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
7 articles 3 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

This poem is incredible. Keep writing, you have a gift.


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