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Big Scary Senior

April 18, 2014
By nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


Big scary senior.
Burning all your bridges made of steel.
Forged from years of friendship.
Big scary senior, do you think you can shake love so easily?

Big scary senior,
building all your new bridges out of cotton.
Poised for the retreat, I see.
Ready to stand and watch it all burn with goodbye.

Big scary senior.
Thinking you can do this all by yourself.
Like you’ll never break down at 5am,
in your car or otherwise.
Big scary senior, so independent.

Big scary senior.
You’ve got it all figured out, don’t you?
Making plans, but tell me…
Are you following your dreams?

Big scary senior,
trembling in fear not excitement.
You’re just a child on the inside, big scary senior.
Big round eyes, wide in terror not anticipation.
Silly, silly, silly, big scary senior.


The author's comments:
Written: 2/17/14
As I explained to a small child when she asked why I don't hang out with some of my friends anymore; when you reach a certain age, my age...People get stupid.

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on Aug. 3 2014 at 10:54 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Yes! Exactly! What is it about ponies that makes them so not depressing?! They've always go a long face though!

on Aug. 1 2014 at 11:23 am
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Like ponies and sprinkles!

on Aug. 1 2014 at 12:35 am
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

I've had that happen too. We should converse about something less depressing!

on Jul. 19 2014 at 6:30 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Oh, I'm very sorry. I've never had a real "fight" with any friend of mine. They just drift away.

on Jul. 19 2014 at 12:20 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Actually I wrote this about my ex-bestfreind...One of them. We had an explosive fight that was the talk of the high school because of the surface everything was fine but the tension between us finally snapped. It was not really either of us walking away...

on Jul. 16 2014 at 3:29 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

So true! It's weird how people fall apart as they get older. They just kind of go limp and you have no choice but to go "Okay, thanks, bye," and just casually walk away. XD Nice job!


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