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Aspiring MAG

February 23, 2014
By SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
36 articles 0 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.


(I run.)

With my eyes closed
my hands in fists
blade clenched in
my angry fingers
My skin clings to me
tighter this time around
and I don't know
where I'm going

What if we didn't
chose to be this way?

We weren't there
dancing in circles and
falling in love with
clumsy
half-sunken
boys and girls
with something to prove
with faces crafted of light
knee deep in these waters
and keys to everything
carelessly draped around
their necks

(I stop.)

One too many
That's what everybody said
And I don't think
we'll ever be quite as pretty
as they were
with their diamonds
and clipped wings
We all can't be
the same kind of beautiful
and there won't always
be a story behind these eyes

(I breath.)

Call me foolish
if that's what this is
I'll keep on collecting
the shadows that I find
telling myself that
they were once part of something
that is now mine

So only a fraction of us
escape this skin?
So only some us can fly?

I know.
I think I always have.

(I run.)



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Feb. 16 2015 at 9:21 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

The feeling of inadequacy is overwhelming. Like air pressure, if gravity didn't exist (is that right? Was never great in science.) You captured the intensity of this sentiment. Marvelous writing. Keep it coming.

on Sep. 8 2014 at 2:31 pm
chasing_fantasies_ GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In order to get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."

You're welcome! I love your other work, too, and am looking forward to seeing more.

on Aug. 29 2014 at 10:50 pm
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
36 articles 0 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

A class was going over my work?! Wow. That just made my flippin year! Anyway, the original inspiration for this piece was the feeling on inadaquacy. Aspiring seemed to be a fitting title because it was like I was stuck in that stage of my life; reaching for something but never getting it. But at the same time my passion (specifically for writing or just for life in general) keeps me "running" even though I might never be good enough...yeah. I dont know. I hope I helped answer your question. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :))

on Aug. 28 2014 at 2:36 pm
chasing_fantasies_ GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In order to get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."

I am the teacher's assistant for my creative writing class and we were going over this peice. My teacher was confused as for the initial inspiration for this. What was the message you had planned to put out there? We have many theories, but he would like a bit of clarification.

on Aug. 20 2014 at 10:33 pm
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
37 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.

This was added to my favorites!!! Love it!

on Mar. 4 2014 at 6:33 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

One of my favorites <3

Anonymous said...
on Feb. 26 2014 at 6:51 am
This is really beautiful.