Livin' MAG

January 21, 2010
By sonnysulouff GOLD, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
sonnysulouff GOLD, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
17 articles 2 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death is all." -The Princess Bride
"You smell like beef and cheese, not like Santa." -Elf
"Andy: You're like an angel with no wings!
April: So like a person." -Parks and Recreation


Yesterday
I packed a bag of multigrain Cheerios and I walked across the street
And yesterday
I sang quietly and I sang every note on key
I fought with my mom, laughed with my friends,
said hi in the halls at school
I ran four miles,
did my homework wrong,
and followed all the rules
But then I thought,
Why live life if you're not really livin'?
And what if tomorrow, I die?

So I ran faster, sang louder, with my guitar
I kissed my mom on the cheek, slept for a week,
and ate a Pop Tart
And I've never felt so free,
I've never been more me
I've learned to smile and the gift of givin'
Cuz why live life if you're not livin'?
So I swam faster, sang louder, with my guitar
I drank lemonade and napped in the shade
and gazed at the stars
I think I fell in love with that feeling from
Above the surface when I was swimming
Why live life if you're not livin'?
Why live life if you're not livin'

Summertime, springtime, wintertime and fall
I forget that I might die and I breeze through it all
Then I go to church and start to pray
And the tears wash my makeup away
And I don't want to go back home,
'cause now I feel so alone
So I pick up a racket
and play tennis with my phone!

And I swim faster, drink louder, slurping lemonade
I swim with the dolphins, talk to old people
and nap in the shade
I kissed my mom on the cheek, sang for a week, learned the gift of givin'
Cuz why live life if you're not livin'?
Why live life if you're not livin'?


The author's comments:
As an anonymous person once said, 'don't live life too seriously... no one gets out alive anyways!' :)

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on Sep. 15 2015 at 9:53 pm
Claire123 PLATINUM, Seattle, Washington
24 articles 1 photo 2 comments
This is beautiful. These are the types of lyrics I dream of being able to write. Love it!!!

on Oct. 14 2014 at 11:27 pm
TravelerenRoute GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
13 articles 1 photo 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

wow! Amazing!

on Oct. 7 2013 at 9:47 pm
Orchid.cereal GOLD, Bend, Oregon
14 articles 0 photos 12 comments
this is soooooooo pretty i wish i were this talented!!!!!!!

on Dec. 26 2011 at 8:40 pm
Jazzimaniac SILVER, Dana Point, California
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle - and here's a note from my shrink! He says I'm getting better! Last week, I thought I was a toaster oven! ~ Dot Warner

This is so inspiring...and so true.

ThatGirl said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 7:44 pm
this is really good! love it. its touching! 

on May. 8 2011 at 8:49 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

hey artemis not to sound wierd but are you a girl or buy by the way you pick sweet charater names.

 


on May. 4 2011 at 11:18 pm
dude, or chick, this is amazing. i loved it. it reminded me of the ending of "It's Kind of a Funny Story" which bacame my new favorite movie right after i saw it.

asofnow GOLD said...
on Apr. 17 2011 at 9:04 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
18 articles 0 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

I love this so much, sometimes when I'm bored I just search for this song. I love it so so much, I could never come up with something so unique as this. Everything is perfectly original!

on Apr. 10 2011 at 5:51 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 326 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

I just couldn't resist. :)

on Mar. 27 2011 at 9:48 am
sonnysulouff GOLD, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
17 articles 2 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death is all." -The Princess Bride
"You smell like beef and cheese, not like Santa." -Elf
"Andy: You're like an angel with no wings!
April: So like a person." -Parks and Recreation

wow thanks, that's really nice!

Hover BRONZE said...
on Mar. 15 2011 at 6:58 pm
Hover BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school, so it's up to me,
But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.
~Taylor Swift
*Defy Gravity!*

Love love love love love (you get my drift). OMG I wish so much that I could write like this *sob*

on Mar. 15 2011 at 4:14 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 326 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

I am actually a singer and I was looking for some lyrics so I took the liberty of singing these! The funnest (I just made up a word there) song I have EVER sung! I really love this song! So meaningful, unlike all the songs about parties and breakups we hear on the radio. Thank you for providing me and everyone with this wonderful song to sing when we're wondering about life's purpose. :)

on Jan. 16 2011 at 3:31 pm
sonnysulouff GOLD, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
17 articles 2 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death is all." -The Princess Bride
"You smell like beef and cheese, not like Santa." -Elf
"Andy: You're like an angel with no wings!
April: So like a person." -Parks and Recreation

thanks a bunch!

Emilia901 GOLD said...
on Jan. 11 2011 at 10:44 pm
Emilia901 GOLD, Moreno Valley, California
11 articles 4 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." Jessamyn West

Okay I accidently marked this a 4 but I swear I meant to put a 5! This was a really cute poem and I liked the sort of playfulness that it had in it.

on Jan. 5 2011 at 8:17 pm
ashleyn PLATINUM, Zeeland, Michigan
39 articles 2 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't take life to seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyways"-Unknown

I love it! so well put and very lyrical...it's important this poem you wrote, very powerful to all who read it. thank you for sharing!

on Jan. 4 2011 at 4:43 pm
sonnysulouff GOLD, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
17 articles 2 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death is all." -The Princess Bride
"You smell like beef and cheese, not like Santa." -Elf
"Andy: You're like an angel with no wings!
April: So like a person." -Parks and Recreation

Wow! Thank you so much!

on Jan. 3 2011 at 11:52 pm
OriginalCarbonation GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
dream as if you'll live forever
live as if you'll die tomorrow

this is my theory about life. and so well put. soooo relatable. i really love the second to last stanza especially, "i forget that i might die and i breeze through it all. then i got to church and i start to pray and the tears wash my makeup away and i dont want to go back home, cause now i feel so alone." those lines struck my heart. i literally stopped breathing. of course i started breathing again, but i had to re-read it again and again. it was just soooo amazingly well put. soooooo perfect. i cant even describe how perfect it is. its going to haunt me, i cna lready tell. thats always the test of good writing, can you not escape it? check. thank you for writing this

on Oct. 1 2010 at 9:32 pm
LaughingGirl GOLD, Ocala, Florida
13 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Play the music not the instrument. -Author Unknown

Very true. Very good. You should get someone to sing it so we everyone can listen to it on iHeart radio!

on Sep. 16 2010 at 9:42 am
sonnysulouff GOLD, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
17 articles 2 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death is all." -The Princess Bride
"You smell like beef and cheese, not like Santa." -Elf
"Andy: You're like an angel with no wings!
April: So like a person." -Parks and Recreation

Thanks everyone! :)

on Sep. 6 2010 at 2:06 pm
nonconformist22 SILVER, Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska
7 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
The world and I are young-
Never on lips of man, never since time began
Has gladder song been sung.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

I like the fun images in this song and how you managed to make it un-cliche, as it had the potential to be. I wish I could hear the music to this!


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