The Swing

February 11, 2011
By midnitewanderer GOLD, West Des Moines, Iowa
midnitewanderer GOLD, West Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I stand in the empty playground
and stare at the setting sun
i sit on the metal swing
and pump my feet
back and forth
back and forth
i lean back
letting my hair fall

i look at the sunset:
the pinks and reds
even green hues
decorate the blue canvas
the sun glares out once more
and I still swing
back and forth
back and forth
everyone is gone now
but that doesn’t matter

I’m here
I’m breathing
the worlds alive
for a moment I’m flying
at the top of the sky
i sing one last solo
tell the night takes it’s ride
but I’m all alone
and yet that doesn’t matter

so i jump
right there
in that very moment
where everything seems perfect
I soar
I fly
but soon gravity captures me
ensnaring me back to the ground
and I catch myself
like I always do

i leave
not quickly
nor slowly
the swing still sways
back and forth
back and forth
and then it’s alone
but that doesn’t matter
because the sun will rise
when morning comes.



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on Mar. 29 2011 at 7:38 pm
midnitewanderer GOLD, West Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

thankssss!!! ^_^

on Mar. 28 2011 at 9:10 pm
Weightless2015 GOLD, Roselle, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream with my eyes open, sleep when I'm dead, love who my heart's chosen, and conquer what lies ahead." -Ryan Follese (lead singer of Hot Chelle Rae)

i rele like this

haha i've done this so many times XD


on Mar. 23 2011 at 7:33 pm
midnitewanderer GOLD, West Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

thanks!!! I really appreciate that:) feel free 2 comment on my other articles, but i'll check your stuff out!

on Mar. 23 2011 at 6:58 pm
lovebeatles18 SILVER, Greenfield, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
i used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird, now i know that it is the other people that call others weird are weird--- Paul McCartney

love :) reminds me of a book i just read called jumping off swings. if you like you can  check out my work and give feedback/ comments


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