To Live

August 6, 2012
By Miranda2013 GOLD, Clintwood, Virginia
Miranda2013 GOLD, Clintwood, Virginia
15 articles 1 photo 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons..... sprinkle on some sugar and eat them suckers!

I sit in reminiscence of my past and quiver
at the very thought
of how fast life has gone by.
Not yet an adult but
no longer a child.
Peaceful memories of my childhood
are interrupted by the
truth of reality.
I think back about all of the time
I have let slip by,
never thinking about how to use it wisely.
All of the breath that I
have wasted on angry words and
all the precious moments that
I never realized were there.
Every time I think about it I find myself in shame.
All of the times I let
great opportunities pass me by
and never thinking of them
once more.
It's a shame I never realized what I was living for.

The author's comments:
Now, while entering my senior year of High school, I think back on my childhood only to realize that it is gone. It is so heartbreaking how we take our childhood for granted, wanting to grow up so fast, and before we know it... it's longer there. We are stepping into a totally new side of the world, and are afraid. We will be treading waters we never thought we would ever have to tread, follow paths with so many twists and turns, and will no longer have our parents to make the right decisions for us. When I look back, I am ashamed of how much my of my life that I have lived in vain.

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