As you grow older

April 3, 2011
By MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.


As you grow older,
things whither and bloom,
they shrink and they grow.
The ride becomes crazy
as the journey thickens-
and it's hard
to keep looking ahead.

At age 16
i still don't know much,
but i know what i use to believe
and i see what was wrong
with what i thought was so right.
For instance:

I had a love
I thought would always be around.
Yet-
where is he now?
I wrote poems of how adults were
wrong;
that our love was different,
years from then i would reread
them
and know that i was right.
Yet here i am,
not even a few yrs later,
where is that love
i said i would keep tight?

I use to declare
that i'm going to leave town,
that someday i would never come
back...
but now my eyes are wider
and i can't help but wonder,
do i really want to leave
everything i know behind?

I use to do nothing
but look forward to college life,
searching and wondering
what i would do with my future.
And now i'm afraid and filled with
this sickening fear:
Where will i direct my path...
will i fail?

I once had courage,
I once had inspiration,
I once knew where i was going.
But that all changes
when you begin to change.
When you start to grow,
so does life around you:
Things begin to whither and bloom,
they shrink and they grow-
The ride gets crazy as the journey
thickens.
But that's okay.

Because there is no way to grow,
without the movement to stretch.
There is no way to fly,
without a sky available for soar.
There is no way to laugh,
without nothing there to smile at.
There is no way to overcome fear,
without truly desiring it.



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on Jul. 29 2011 at 5:27 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

:)          

leafy said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 3:28 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

ooh this is a good poem, it makes you kinda think. the flow and the voice is good too; keep up the nice work!


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