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To Survive

February 13, 2018
By VivaFariy GOLD, Los Angeles, California
VivaFariy GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it."
"You've gotta dance like there's no one watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's no one listening, and live like it's heaven on earth."
“The most important words a man can say are, "I will do better.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

We dreamed of success;
now we simply aim to survive.
We struggled towards popularity;
now we are all the same, our "cliques" dictated.
We reached for the stars, but were always grounded.
Now our touchstones - lost.
Our families - gone.
Our identities... taken.


I say "we" for it reminds me that I once had a place.


A place that would always be mine,
though I was soon to leave.
And a new destination,
that I will never discover.
What I would give to go back to the heaven we called prison.
Now our scores - worthless.
Our visions - ignored.
Our values... fading.


I cannot let our dreams be completely forgotten.


We've become sheep, led by the stick.
I will not allow it.
We've become lifeless, waiting for the end.
I will not allow it.
For seventeen years, we've faded into oblivion.
Now we stand - slowly.
Rise as one - behind me.
Hope again... that I bring.


To bring back our dreams, I must change.


This is what we do,
to survive.

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