"Best Years"

September 16, 2012
By DrkBluPretty GOLD, Goodyear, Arizona
DrkBluPretty GOLD, Goodyear, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

— Twyla Tharp (Dancer/Choreographer)


"two onions a day keeps the boys away"
my mother's voice chimes down the hall
and my eyes roll as i think of the girl
i used to be.
but i jumped that cliff many years ago
and as i sailed into the clouds
of my so-called "best years"
i left behind ice-cream licking
and soared right into sharp needles
and i see now, mother couldn't have been more right


The author's comments:
This piece is a response to a 10-minute prompt by a poet whose name I do not recall...

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on Sep. 23 2012 at 9:22 pm
DrkBluPretty GOLD, Goodyear, Arizona
15 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

— Twyla Tharp (Dancer/Choreographer)

Thank you so much! I will!

on Sep. 23 2012 at 9:21 pm
DrkBluPretty GOLD, Goodyear, Arizona
15 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

— Twyla Tharp (Dancer/Choreographer)

Haha, thank you! And I definitely will!

on Sep. 23 2012 at 9:20 pm
DrkBluPretty GOLD, Goodyear, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

— Twyla Tharp (Dancer/Choreographer)

That's really sweet, thanks!

on Sep. 19 2012 at 9:24 pm
JasmineRose SILVER, Bay Port, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No expectations, no disappointments.

That is perfect!

on Sep. 19 2012 at 6:52 pm
ladybugsrock SILVER, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

WOw! A fantastic piece of poetry! How truly talented you are! Please read, rate, and comment on some of my poems too! Thanks so much! I still can't get how great of a poem that was out of my head...

on Sep. 19 2012 at 3:32 pm
SoullessHeart PLATINUM, New Hampton, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ"I hope you make peace with your pain, and never lose your flames."

I really love your writing! You are very very very talented! Please if you can, check out and rate all of my articles! You are very talented and i love your work! Keep writing:)


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