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If it were up to me MAG

December 17, 2013
By transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5


I have been thinking lately
about the things I am expected
to live up to
and the tasks that we
are all expected to
succeed in.

I have been thinking lately
about the grades I am getting
and the social life I have to live
and how I must not
under any circumstances
fail my algebra final
or be at home on a
Friday night.

And then I got to thinking;
do I even care?
What do I care?

If it were up to me,
we would have no society
and run around naked,
and eat of the Earth
and experience pure joy
like they did in the garden of
Eden.

If it were up to me,
life would have no expectations,
and all we had to do
was live and be
happy and
free.

If it were up to me,
we would paint our lives
the way we see it
and according to our spirits
and we would paint it
on the blank canvas
set out before us
called life.

But it is not up to me.
And I can't live the life I want to
because I am too busy
living up to the expectations
of what we have
created.



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on Feb. 8 2015 at 5:02 pm
Theraforever PLATINUM, Dubuque, Iowa
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And still I rise.

I love it, but I want more! I think it would be better if you said even more things and addressed more issues you would change. I love the concept and idea. Keep on writing!

on Jan. 2 2014 at 11:55 pm
Enchantment_Valree BRONZE, Roswell, New Mexico
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S*** in one hand, a wish in the other -- lets see which one fills up first.
-Unknown

I liked this peice, can really relate to it. :)

on Dec. 23 2013 at 9:52 pm
Rose_13 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
If you try and teach a fish to climb a tree, it will live it's life forever thinking that it is dumb. ~Albert Einstein

Nice work. Oncore!


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