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Left Turns

November 16, 2012
By PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)


Here's to all the left turns
we put off for drier days;
uphill rain climbs
when I said "stick to the right"
and you said
"why?"

We'l take them all, someday.
Every single one.
We'll explore the
mudslopes in fearless boots
and gifted shoes,
until we've woven through
every turn of every branch
of every fork
of every slope
and mounted the impossible mountains,
and threaded ourselves through the eyes
of sunrises and sunsets.

And maybe,
at the final horizon line,
where the winding roads store their roots,
we'll find ourselves in the same place
we would have been anyway.


The author's comments:
For a dear friend of mine.

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on Feb. 12 2013 at 12:43 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thanks!         

on Feb. 9 2013 at 6:52 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

amazing theme. thoughtful, and pretty good, overall. 4/5! :)  

on Feb. 2 2013 at 8:18 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Haha, no I think you're totally right. It definitely is a little depressing, but only in the sense that its hard to know what the ultimate outcomes of our actions will be. I don't ever advocate doing nothing, but making choices is sometimes dangerous. And you couldn't be wrong about the meaning- its whatever you think it is! 

on Feb. 2 2013 at 4:21 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Very cool! Kind of depressing, though, don't you think? You do all that hard work and end up where you would have been had you tried nothing.... Or maybe I'm completely off here, about the meaning:)

on Jan. 13 2013 at 9:09 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thank you!

on Nov. 27 2012 at 8:01 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

You say a lot in a little. Being a left-hander, I totally understand (not sure if this is what you meant). Right-handed people ALWAYS go to the right side of everything, and our world is built for the majority. When I drift to the left side of the sidewalk, I get crazy looks, but before I know it, I've got followers trailing me. It's all about trying new things and being a hipster! (:                                           This poem is SUPER symbolic and really means a lot to me. Thanks for writing this. (: Great job! 10/5


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