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Waterfall MAG

October 6, 2008
By Sadie Waala, Batavia, NY

My favorite color used to be red
When I was still a small adventurous girl
With a thin neck, thin arms
Green eyes, blonde head
And I knew nothing of pain
Unless I took a spill off my bike and bled

And you ran to me with a worried face
washed my pain away with a cloth, cradling me in your arms
But when you cried and I wanted to fix your pain
With a cloth or a band aid, you held up your hand
And stopped me, it was in your head

But, back then I knew nothing of death
Until I found you and the place you called home
Where you rested your head for 30 long years.
I laid in your unmade bed
and saw the cracks running through your ceiling
And carefully, I spread, my limbs
my back, my fingertips
Into the mold that you had left
But then I sat back up again.

The author's comments:
My family's history inspired this poem. Like a sort of generation waterfall, certain characteristics and aspects of all of us were passed down through each generation. Some of the negative sides, however, were ended.

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on Aug. 25 2012 at 6:14 pm
Jace16 PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
Marilyn Monroe

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King
No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
Stephen King

I love it!!

on Feb. 22 2012 at 7:34 am
Blackrosechick, (Anonymous), Other
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Favorite Quote:
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

This is beautiful. A lot of people can relate to this from when their childhood brought pain, I know I can relate. Keep writing! You know how to touch peoples hearts <3

on Jul. 4 2011 at 12:10 am
David Slotemaker BRONZE, Custer, Washington
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Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful :)

on May. 21 2011 at 8:28 pm
SirPanda BRONZE, West New York, New Jersey
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Sad but its wonderful 5 stars!!

on Apr. 28 2011 at 3:41 pm
IRUEHL SILVER, Deland, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Those who start wars, never fight them
And those who fight wars, they never like them
And those who write laws, can recite them
And those who fight laws, they live and die by them

I think this is amaaazing. Keep writting, you have talent! :)

giselle24 said...
on Mar. 16 2011 at 3:31 pm
it was so sad but still wonderful. 5 stars!!

Angel_17 said...
on Feb. 21 2011 at 11:58 pm
Angel_17, Tucson, Arizona
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Your poem gave me chills. It's so sad but it's amazing. 

on Dec. 9 2010 at 9:28 pm
Gracious PLATINUM, Go Away, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"life sucks and then you die, yeah, i should be so lucky"

-Jacob, Twilight

I’m still that girl who falls when she runs, Getting back up, because falling is fun.

This made me want to cry. i loved it so much

LunaLives GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 1:57 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

Sad, but gorgeously written. 5 stars!

on May. 12 2010 at 9:46 am
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

dark but beautiful. two thumbs up!

Lily1 SILVER said...
on Mar. 17 2010 at 10:36 am
Lily1 SILVER, Carbondale, Illinois
6 articles 9 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Like you, its true treasure etched within.”-One Night With The King

I really like how you came up with it and it is very beautiful. I give 5 stars as well! Great Work!

on Oct. 2 2009 at 7:00 pm
InfinityRose SILVER, Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Dark, but wonderfully written. Five stars.

known as em said...
on May. 27 2009 at 9:53 pm

i got nothing more to say it left me speechless...

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