I Want to Be

February 14, 2011
I want to be where the flowers grow
Or rolling around in the new-fallen snow.
I want to be in the mountains that cute through the sky
Over land, over sea, I want to fly.

On a marshmallow cloud, the place in my dreams
In a distant foreign land with a tower that leans.
I want to be where I am unknown
Down underground where the warm water flows.

I want to skip past lions, tigers, and bears
Skirt caught in the wind, and wind in my hair.
Faster than a cheetah, but still smelling the roses
Answering the questions that my moving life poses.

I want to be where the pretty fish swim
And flip my shining tail along with their rhythm.
Play with the dolphins, and run from the sharks
I want to go places and leave my own mark.

Then I want to be warm and at home
Back to the lands where I am well known.
Dreaming of places I want to be,
And all of the things, one day, I will see.





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NorthernDownpour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 5:30 am
Lindley this is seriously amazing! <3 
 
lindley-riekel replied...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm
nah, but thanks!
 
NailsForBreakfast replied...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Lindley you fuhreakin nutjob. If you don't accept your awesome writing skills, I seriously will pay Markham to kidnap you.

 

Yeah, I can do that O.o Just ask Nicholas.

 
NorthernDownpour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm
grrrr da.mn internet messing with my profile..... it hates me now. yeah, the freaking internet hates me.... is that even possible? 
 
lindley-riekel replied...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm
wow, i am so confused
 
NorthernDownpour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm

dewd, no chiz. I just woke up one morning and my internet decided that it majorly hated me, so now I've gotta use that google version of internet thing.... 

 

anywhoooo admit that you're an awesome writer NOW. I've got Markham on the line, waiting for your address! this is worse than being at gunpoint kiddo! ADMIT IT. NOWW. 

 
lindley-riekel replied...
Mar. 18, 2011 at 11:27 pm
NEVERRRRRRRR!
 
NailsForBreakfast replied...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 7:05 am

I don't remember if Nicholas and I ever explained the wrath of Markham to you.... She wears a tracksuit, drives a segway with flames on the sides, and hides in bushes on wednesday nights waiting for children to pass by so she can pimp them. you do NOT want to be caught by the Pimp.

 

SO ADMIT IT. >:D HEH!

 
LetsKillTonight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 7:06 am

I don't remember if Nicholas and I ever explained the wrath of Markham to you.... She wears a tracksuit, drives a segway with flames on the sides, and hides in bushes on wednesday nights waiting for children to pass by so she can pimp them. you do NOT want to be caught by the Pimp.

 

SO ADMIT IT. >:D HEH! 

 
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