Get Back Up Again

January 10, 2013
By GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine


When I’m fifteen, I’ll reach for my pencil and capture the world with its tip.
When I’m sixteen, I’ll drive around the globe and chase my dreams across the sky.
When I’m seventeen, I’ll date a prince and then kiss him on my balcony.
When I’m eighteen, I’ll release my childhood with a goodbye hug.
When I’m nineteen, I’ll wave to my future and jump into the present.
When I’m twenty, I’ll learn all of the earth’s secrets and dig up all the buried treasure hidden in my core.
When I’m twenty-one, I’ll dance away from fear into the embrace of peace and sing of life.
When I’m twenty-two, I’ll race back to my youth and run, once again, with my memories of sweeter times.
When I’m twenty-three, I’ll jump high and try to touch the stars that seem to be ‘just out of reach’.
When I’m twenty-four, I’ll miss my limb and tumble down into my safety net.
When I’m twenty-five, I’ll wash the dirt off of my knees and get back up again.


The author's comments:
This is about growing up and moving on, but it is also about remembering.

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on Dec. 11 2013 at 5:36 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thanks for reading! I'm glad you like it. :)

on Dec. 9 2013 at 1:30 am
poetic.eyes PLATINUM, Everson, Washington
23 articles 3 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
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Wow, this is sweet, and it puts your message across nicely! Loved it!

on Sep. 16 2013 at 9:25 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thank you. :)

on Sep. 15 2013 at 5:12 pm
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
5 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

Very nice description, sort of a story about teen age and then adolescence. LIke it.

on Jul. 24 2013 at 11:55 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thank you!! :)

on May. 19 2013 at 7:13 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

This is lovely! I absolutely love this. but when Yu got to 21 I thought you were going to say something about being ale to drink or something! Ha sorry thats rand land I know it. anyway, Great job overall, though I did think that the last couple of lives were a little repetitive, and could have gone more with the years they were paired with. Anyway, great job, like I said before, I absolutely love this. Keep rockin

on Apr. 2 2013 at 2:58 pm
Love_Is_Love SILVER, Berne, Indiana
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have two. The first one more so than the second.

Wrists are for bracelets, not for cutting. -Kellin Quinn.

Someone's been trying to tell me something. Make her yours forever, and I'm working on the forever part. -Tyler (Remember Me)

Absolutely love this. You're are quite gifted in writing. :)

on Apr. 1 2013 at 4:18 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

I thought this was a little cliche, but still nice :) overall a good poem, if a little obvious.

on Jan. 25 2013 at 3:07 pm
In_Love_with_Writing GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 389 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

This was great! Nice job :) But I feel like you could have exaggerated the ending. But I don't know. It's just like this feeling in the pit of my stomach that I was expecting more. I don't know.

on Jan. 21 2013 at 7:55 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

This was beautiful, inspiring, and it reminds me of what life is all about. It really gives the reader a sense of hope for their own future. Great piece!

on Jan. 19 2013 at 10:47 am
Emma-Riley PLATINUM, No, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Take my hand i give it to you, now you own me all i am, you said you would never leave me, i believe you, i believe..."
-Flyleaf

well that's smart! ^-^ 

on Jan. 17 2013 at 8:44 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

A writing prompt actually.  I read this little book with a bunch of little writing prompts and this was one of them.

on Jan. 17 2013 at 8:42 pm
Emma-Riley PLATINUM, No, Other
44 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take my hand i give it to you, now you own me all i am, you said you would never leave me, i believe you, i believe..."
-Flyleaf

this is really good!!! can i ask what inspired it?




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