13 Candles

April 4, 2012
By hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson


Candles glow.
Gifts and hugs are exchanged.
Laughing.
Friendship.
One more year.
Gone forever.
The days glide past,
like an eagle in flight.
The candles gleam.
The time went by like the flicker of a lamp,
the twinkle of a star,
the buzz of a hummingbird.
Impossible to miss,
but gone all the same.
I make a wish
and blow.

Complete darkness.

13


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem the day before my birthday. It's when I realized how fast my life is going by now. I wanted to capture how I was feeling.
Hope you enjoyed.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 5 2012 at 8:15 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

I LOVE THSI! Before my 13th birthday, I just couldn't believe I was going to be a teenager. I had these same feelings-if only I'd written them down! Thank you for putting my feelings into a fantastic poem.  Please read, rate and comment on my poems! Thanks! 

on Jul. 17 2012 at 12:12 pm
LongLazyDays55 BRONZE, Other, Other
3 articles 0 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
I haven't failed. I just haven't found 10,000 ways that won't work. [Thomas Edison]

When words fail, music speaks.

If only I could have written a poem at 13! :( Such a good poem! Being older, I can relate to this. I really want my teenage years to go slow. Keep writing! :D

on Jul. 17 2012 at 12:09 pm
LongLazyDays55 BRONZE, Other, Other
3 articles 0 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
I haven't failed. I just haven't found 10,000 ways that won't work. [Thomas Edison]

When words fail, music speaks.

If only I could've made a poem before my 13th birthday! :( Such a good poem! Being a lot older, I can relate to this! :D Keep writing! :) Keep writing! :)

on Jul. 4 2012 at 3:44 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Exactly, I'm only thirteen, but I realize so so much of the things I do mean absolutly nothing to anyone. I figure... why do things that won't matter in three days, much less thirty years? Okay, I'll stop rambling now :P

p.s. Of course I will, favors are meant to be returned :)))))


on Jun. 23 2012 at 12:02 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

i can relate! i miss the days when my siblings weren't always so temper-happy. i miss when i was little and everything was sooooo much easier. when i was alowed to climb trees, etc. but eventually you have to get on with life and stop dwelling on what's gone or you wear away until all you are left with is the desire for your past. past is past and must be left there!

ps. will you please check out my work????????


on Apr. 16 2012 at 7:50 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

I know...I don't really think like this, I just got to thinking about how time is going by so quickly for me now... anyway, thanks for reading :)

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on Apr. 16 2012 at 5:02 pm
deleted, Miami, Florida
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Rather dark way to think of birthday. Don't think of days and minutes slipping by, every time you think about the limited seconds you have is a second wasted.

on Apr. 13 2012 at 5:37 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Yeah...my mom thinks it's freaky how mature my writing is, but it's just what comes naturally.

Joshua. GOLD said...
on Apr. 13 2012 at 10:59 am
Joshua. GOLD, Las Vegas, Nevada
10 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?" - Hunter S Tompson

Its a gift to have a real awareness of time and life. And at 13! Good for you. Keep it up!

on Apr. 5 2012 at 1:13 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Thank you, I appretiate the feedback.

on Apr. 5 2012 at 12:04 pm
Simply_Ciara GOLD, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Very well written and nice use of imagery. Rated it 5 stars




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