Liberated Beauty

February 11, 2011
By AthenaBook SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
AthenaBook SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You should not live the way the world asks, but the way that you ask of yourself.


I came to live,
to find myself,
and seek my soul.
I came to discover,
to explore differences,
and find a place
where nobody holds the higher ground.
I came here to find
what society and people
both lack.
To make peace with the water
and friends with the dancing wind.
I came here to question my
comfortable life,
to find the answers
that no one else holds.
I came here to live,
to reach out and question
poverty and
inequality
but never beauty-
For that might be the only pure
substance
that surrounds us.
I came here to
live,
discover,
find,
question
what I had once known
but do not know now.
Once,
I had experienced comfort.
Now I am able to experience pain-
and that grounds me.
Now, with beauty,
I have been liberated.
Liberated by time
and space
and a calmness
that nothing else can give me.
This beauty has become me,
and I it.
Two universes,
one of flesh,
and one of terra,
bound together
like two frayed strings
that have finally found their ending.


The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by the fact that I often feel alone and frozen in the world. I wanted to express how nature and God's creations can serve as a getaway for these other lonely souls, so that you can feel that peace and calmness. That will sustain you until you are ready to appear back into reality.

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on Mar. 17 2011 at 8:12 pm
AthenaBook SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You should not live the way the world asks, but the way that you ask of yourself.

Hey buddy :). (For those of you who are reading this conversation, Suki-Alanna is my best friend). Glad you liked the poem and its ending.

on Mar. 17 2011 at 5:18 pm
Suki-Alanna BRONZE, Arlington, Virginia
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Er...hi. Anyway, I like this peom, I think that u really expressed what most of us feel. But I went ADHD on myself somewhere in the middle, so...yeah. Anywayz, I <3 the ending. Say, did u see Mebratu, Henry and Barraki practically sitting on my-sorry. Anywayz, itz goodz. !!!!!!!!!!!!! (I <3 z)


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