Memories

August 21, 2010
By AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)


Remember the good old days
When nights were long and summers sweet
And you and me
Were more than faded memories

Living out future ‘remember whens’
And thinking it would never end
Yeah It’s fun to think of ‘could-have-beens’
But the cold fact is they’re all past tense

Stupid moves and near escapes
Laughing at past escapades
‘You-really-did-that’s’ and
‘Remember way back’s’ and
And reliving things you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m just clinging to the memories
And thinking ‘bout things that will never be.

Remember the younger days
When we didn’t get scared and wouldn’t be beat
And you and me
Were as fearless as anyone could be

Going further than ever before
We’d of laughed at the stoop of death’s own door
And told friends about it forever more
Never had a chance to get bored

Stupid moves and near escapes
Laughing at past escapades
‘You-really-did-that’s’ and
‘Remember way back’s’ and
And reliving things you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m just clinging to the memories
And thinking ‘bout things that will never be.

Remember those simple days
Our friendship despite the views of society
And you and me
Were as close as any two could be

When the line between friendly and weird was hazed
You and me trying to find our way
Treading water, pushing against the grain
Learning about life the hard way

Stupid moves and near escapes
Laughing at past escapades
‘You-really-did-that’s’ and
‘Remember way back’s’ and
And reliving things you wouldn’t believe
But now I’m just clinging to the memories
And thinking ‘bout things that will never be.

Yeah it’s all become memory
But has it only happened to me?
I think not – now I see
Just as morning comes and you forget your dreams
Perhaps a brighter day has come, a brighter sun beams
And we can make better memories
Just you and me


The author's comments:
Dedicated to my best friends (especially the guy ones)

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AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 4:13 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks a million. :) 

on Apr. 2 2011 at 4:10 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

living out future "remember whens"

that line made my heart ache. the whole thing is so beautiful. fantastic job, really.


AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 9:00 am
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

haha Don't worry - I'm the same way. lol Have you had a chance to look at any of my fiction yet?

PJD17 SILVER said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 7:29 am
PJD17 SILVER, Belleville, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 624 comments

Favorite Quote:
I do the best imatation of myself- Ben Folds

very nice poem  sorry i dont really have more to say  i never reall y know how to give feedback on poems

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 11 2011 at 2:38 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much! And that's kind of what it's about for me.  Memories are always bittersweet. :)

on Jan. 6 2011 at 1:29 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
19 articles 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

this is so sweet!! it reminded me of  my old friends who changed and we werent friends anymore...good job!!!!

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 27 2010 at 11:25 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much! :D

on Nov. 17 2010 at 5:19 pm
NeverCaredForKool-Aid GOLD, Elkridge, Maryland
13 articles 0 photos 531 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't believe in hell but I believe in my parent's couch-- Watsky

Yeah, I agree with the other comments on this one.  Really, really good.  The parts that were striongest for me were the first 3 stanzas, the refrain, and the last stanza.  The rest of the song didn't click as much with me, but those parts were really spectacular.  5 stars, no question about it.  This deserves a favorite on my part.  oh, and just so you know, I also favorited 'skipped a beat.'

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 12 2010 at 8:58 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much - this made my day! :D

AshTree SILVER said...
on Nov. 12 2010 at 6:51 pm
AshTree SILVER, Clarksville, Tennessee
7 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live your art" -made this one up myself. Simple, but true.

AWWWW. I love it! If I hear this on the radio I'll squeal! It reminds me of all the people I've been friends with who moved away. It makes me want to pull out my old school albums and flip through the pictures from the past few years.

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 9:59 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks a million!  It's country too - my favorite style. :)  I'm not very musical, so it doesn't have much of a tune so far, but I'm working on it! :D

on Nov. 11 2010 at 5:58 pm
Phoenix97 PLATINUM, Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 articles 4 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
See lyrics to "Let the Waters Rise" by MIKESCHAIR and "Everything" by Lifehouse

"Living out future ‘remember whens’"

That line is perfect, and I absolutely love it. Obviously, I haven't heard the music to accompany this song, but the lyrics sound radio-worthy. Out of curiosity, what style is it?


AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 9 2010 at 7:28 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thank you!

on Nov. 9 2010 at 7:05 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 513 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

 Love the emotion in this!! well done! You have talent! 

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 21 2010 at 8:54 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Thanks so much!

on Sep. 21 2010 at 6:53 pm
apocalyptigirl BRONZE, Staunton, Virginia
4 articles 2 photos 285 comments

Favorite Quote:
"DON'T PANIC." ~from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Wow, I love this. So emotionally honest and very nicely written.


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