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I Didn't Need It

June 19, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


I threw it out yesterday,
the body had betrayed me.
But if I told you, would anyone
really believe?

The aching joints and throbbing scars
had all but held on.
I stare out the window, now
knowing my corpse is gone.

I didn’t need it as far as I could reason,
to stay here anyway.

Cause bruises and tears vanish with the years
into complete nothingness.

Bodies will go,
even if you don’t,
and the Earth will turn back into them.

We are the gems,
blanketed in stars,
unknowingly hidden from the universe.

The world will forget
what we regret,
but promises not to leave.


The author's comments:
I originally write this for a song, but decided it sounded better as a poem. :) This is kind of like a tribute to Twenty One Pilots because they inspired me to write it. XD

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on Aug. 24 2014 at 3:56 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks for taking a look at it, I enjoyed wording it lol ^_^

on Jul. 24 2014 at 5:07 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

So good, Liv.Harris! i love this. Really. I can't believ I didn't see this, until now. Your words created pictures. Thanks for sharing this!

on Jul. 14 2014 at 9:44 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! ^_^

. said...
on Jul. 6 2014 at 1:07 pm
I really liked this one!

on Jun. 30 2014 at 7:36 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

ok, I shall explain it for you lol. It starts off with someone who either is dead inside, or is thinking about suicide, but no one will really listen. That person belives that as a soulless body,  they still exist on Earth, then they go as far as to explain that physical being is not important to them because bruises and tears are all temporary. After that, the person speaking talks about death, and even if you're unwilling to leave spiritually, your body will still decompose into the earth. Then the narrarator says that we are hidden (emos and stuff) and have meaning and value despite what others cant see behind all the popuklar kids. The ending is about the persons life being unimportant, and that years will pass, people will forget they ever existed, but the earth will still be there.

on Jun. 30 2014 at 12:37 pm
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
20 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

It's really awesome, great job. I suppose you could say I'm a little confused--maybe someday I'll get it, and when I do, I have a feeling I'll be wowed :)

on Jun. 24 2014 at 11:44 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! I wrote this during MAP testing, so I had to memorize it. (I'm not allowed to take any paper with me) It took like the rest of the time Ihad left to memeorize it lol

on Jun. 24 2014 at 11:11 am
HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
25 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

It definitely has amazing imagery and it's so inventive! Wow, I loved it!

on Jun. 20 2014 at 4:29 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! :3

on Jun. 19 2014 at 11:49 pm
JcrewTattoo GOLD, Santa Cruz, California
11 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” Christopher McCandless

I really got the picture. I think a lot of times people miss that imagery makes a reader feel a certain way, so it's important to have the right imagery (I don't know if that makes sense). It doesn't hurt that I love your point so, AWESOME. 


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