Fleeting

January 30, 2012
By AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)


Life stands out
A unique and flickering fire.

Revered and loved
Like a childhood hero.

But then it’s gone
Just a blip on the radar.

Like a town
Without so much as a stoplight.

Or a story
With a empty ending.

Fleeting.


The author's comments:
Written after the Arizona shooting, but applicable to every tragedy.

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Kipitama GOLD said...
on Feb. 23 2012 at 9:06 am
Kipitama GOLD, Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." (Bartoletti, Campbell)

Short.Sweet.And Beautiful:)


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