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June 22, 2008
By Natalie Villalon, Alamo, CA

I am seventeen years old
I look like my mother
i am the replica
the second daughter
of the golden mold
now showing its dead

I look like my mother
For all the magic of tight jeans
and tighter words
My fairy-ring of dark makeup
and darker poetry
drawn mysteriously at midnight
where I’ll crouch
alone to cultivate my strangeness
to be away from her

I look like my mother
I’ll save it like a curse
Until I become her
The dead will bury the living
And I will burn her picture
But someone will always know

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on Jan. 29 2012 at 8:06 pm
AlexisNicole822 SILVER, Elyria, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads"

This is beautiful. I can't say I can relate, but the way it flows and the way it describes what it is your feeling, I can understand.

reblep GOLD said...
on May. 16 2011 at 4:11 pm
reblep GOLD, Chester, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
the sun through my window, warming my skin...

i personally love this because i am the second in my family and i am always told i look JUST like my mom, like we are mirror images. so i conected really well to this and it is a great piece. i loved it. 

on Apr. 3 2011 at 9:34 am
em0punkl0v3r PLATINUM, MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Live like you will only live once, party like there's no tomorrow, die leaving you know you gave all you got."

This is amazing. I really can't believe how well this turned out. One of my favorites, honestly. (:

on Mar. 18 2011 at 8:07 am
BitterSweet1993 SILVER, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. ~W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook, 1949

You will find your way. Everyone has thier own path. But it's thier choice to use it. FInd yours and travel it until you know it with your eyes close.

Photo_97 said...
on Oct. 15 2010 at 10:00 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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all i can say is wowww i love this one :)

on Apr. 26 2010 at 9:36 pm
LostButNeverFound PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons: once you let them go, you can't get them back. So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

it sucks to know im not the only one.....i would never wish that on anyone

smolderdown said...
on Feb. 15 2010 at 3:41 pm
the pain will burn you out until it is the time

on Dec. 4 2009 at 2:48 pm
thesilverrose BRONZE, Richardson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." -Benjamin Franklin

Interesting... =)

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