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The Fool

June 11, 2013
By JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin


Here’s to that “sir,”
that very kind “sir,”
who told me to pursue property,
not happiness,
who called me a fool.

Here’s to the girl in the mirror that day,
who made me realize my true wish,
was to stop wishing,
it doesn’t get a fool anywhere.

Here’s to that fool,
who was a fool for hoping
who died a little when that kind “sir” spoke,
that fool who’s sick of wishing stars,
and foolishly believes in tomorrow.


The author's comments:
Adults try to think they know everything, and maybe they can be a little wiser than us. It's not true, when you sit there and call a group of kids "future bums of America" just because they don't know what they want to do with their lives just yet, it doesn't at all prove wisdom. It makes us wonder what went wrong in yours. Here's to all those kind "sirs" out there.

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