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The Rock

July 23, 2011
By Shmelmo GOLD, Elma, Iowa
Shmelmo GOLD, Elma, Iowa
16 articles 9 photos 143 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.


I am a rock on the beach, a rock on the beach
down a kid will reach, pick me up
and toss me into the cool water
I sit there for years
slowly

crawling

toward the shore.
When I reach the smooth sand, where the water laps,
It washes over me, then back for more.
That was my old life, the good one.
Now, I just sit on this shelf, dust over me.
It only leaves when a big fluff of yellow




runs



over


me, brushing it away.
I was a rock, free as could be,
now all I am is a souvenir

someone got for free



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on Jan. 31 2012 at 6:52 pm
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."





~Luara Moncur

Whoa im speechless. this is great!

Ranea GOLD said...
on Jan. 7 2012 at 10:58 pm
Ranea GOLD, Elkhart, Indiana
18 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It can always be worse, so put on a happy face and laugh!" (my own quote) &
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may scar my soul."

wicked job. i really liked the sybolism and discription

on Oct. 24 2011 at 11:31 am
Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
32 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

I like this one. It seems like the rock is really symbolizing a person who was abandoned by someone or something.:)

BBBBB BRONZE said...
on Aug. 2 2011 at 4:03 am
BBBBB BRONZE, Accrington,
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
just because your living doesn't mean your alive

i also liked the last line, very poetic

on Aug. 1 2011 at 3:10 pm
HannSawyer15 BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I say... lets speak it. Lets fight it. Lets write it. There's nothing to hold on to if it's already gone."

I really loved this! I honestly saw no need for it not to get published... loved every second of it. Keep writing! You're great at it. :)

on Jul. 30 2011 at 11:50 am
dolphin13 BRONZE, North St. Paul, Minnesota
1 article 0 photos 125 comments
Wow, I really like this. it is a very interesting concept and you described it really well. I especially like the last line. Very good!


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