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The Irony of Childhood

January 12, 2018
By cat27 GOLD, East Peoria, Illinois
cat27 GOLD, East Peoria, Illinois
14 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and the salt in my wounds isn't burning anymore than it used to. It's not that I don't feel the pain. It's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore. And the blood in these veins isn't pumping any less than it ever has and that's the hope I have, the only thing I know that's keeping me alive." - Paramore (Last Hope)


A day at a time they said,
But they made us think about tomorrow before we went to bed,
Hold on to all hope,
But they gave us no way to cope,
Dream big they would say,
But put limits on us to lock us away,
You are okay they would yell,
But how you're okay they'll never tell,

Do you know how many nights I spent staring at a wall,
Thinking that the order of life's expectations were just way to tall,
Do you know how often I spent just dreading tomorrow,
Do you know how long this life has been filled with sorrow,
They tell me to be a kid and then take my childhood from me,
The irony they do not see,
Sometimes I wonder how it feels to live without a care,
But I know that feeling is unreachable so I do not dare,

But if there were one night I closed my eyes without a single thought,
Then I would know that I'd learned nothing from the lessons life has taught,
But sometimes this anxiety creates a feeling of depression,
And I am still stuck here wondering what is this new life lesson,
Is it how to bury everything way down deep or how to let go,
Is it how to hold on like thunder or let go like the snow,



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on Aug. 24 2018 at 4:16 pm
karisuna PLATINUM, Pinellas Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all." -The Emperor, Mulan

"Let go of anger, let go of pride, when you are bound by nothing, you go beyond sorrow." -Buddha

Amazing theme! The last two lines were my absolute favorite!

on Jul. 31 2018 at 12:31 pm
ashfromflames SILVER, Ernakulam, Other
6 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silly girl,
your different was your beautiful
all along



-Atticus

whoa!this is so true!


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