Black and White

October 16, 2011
By fatima1207 BRONZE, Vienna, Other
fatima1207 BRONZE, Vienna, Other
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Favorite Quote:
1. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
2. Don't laugh at people who dream. People who can't dream don't have much.


There we were,
On the solitary bench,
Gazing at the blue skies,
Weaving our paths into the clouds.

What you saw, what you did,
It doesn't matter,
It no longer is neccessary,
Because we left those memories in yesterday's hands.

You passed by,
With such great speed,
It left me breathless, for the moment,
Could I reach the peak where you are?

At the start,
At the starting line,
I was doubtful,
Whether I would grow to the point you were.

Sure I was unsure,
But nevertheless, you were my goal,
Failing to limit myself,
I never knew how to give up.

That day, that distant day,
Tears of euphoria ran down my cheeks,
Knowing inside, I had achieved my ultimatum,
Knowing, that I was standing where you were, side by side.

Alas, were you feeling the same victory I felt?
Did you really want to share my win with me?
Or were you having those horrendous mixed emotions?
Were you really happy for me, with that reluctant smile?

But today, sitting side by side,
I understand, I comprehend,
That you were never really there,
There with me with sincerity and happiness.

Instead, tears of jealousy ran down your cheeks,
You were green with envy,
You were hateful of me,
Filling in all those places in your heart for me with hatred, instead of friendship.

You thought I was a loser,
A failure,
A good for nothing kid,
But I proved you wrong.

Though, is it my fault for placing my ultimatum as you?
Was it that distant day when I decided my fate, to turn out like this?
I thought I had made ties with you,
Ties of friendship and love.

And now, you are...are..trying to sever these ties?
The classes we had, the times we spent,
I will say have to say I will miss you whole heartedly,
But, I'm afraid my mind has replaced those bonds we had for someone else.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem when I was going through a hard time, emotionally. This friend of mine had betrayed me and I was still getting used to this new school even after a year because kids here were pretty hostile. And when I sensed that I had actually blended in, reality would punch me in the face making me realize otherwise. Also, I was setting up some differences with my friends and a previous crush from old school so emotionally, I was in a big mess. The circumstances made me type out this poem. I hope you understand that friends may be friends but when you try to excel and set goals for yourself, you might not always be 'the good guy', if you know what I mean. I had pre-set some standards about friendship etc. which were all proven wrong during this span of a month or so.

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on Oct. 20 2011 at 1:13 pm
fatima1207 BRONZE, Vienna, Other
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Favorite Quote:
1. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
2. Don't laugh at people who dream. People who can't dream don't have much.

Thanks so much for the feedback!:)

on Oct. 20 2011 at 11:17 am
RayBaytheDinosaur GOLD, Hampton, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

I love poems like this because they really make you think about friendship, I felt there were a few spots where it didn't flow very well, but I guess since its free verse its not a big deal anyways xD it was a really good read, great job =)


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