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This Place We Live In

May 20, 2009
By Avery O&#39Hara BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
Avery O&#39Hara BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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This place we live in holds the world at bay,
With citadels of hope that keep us warm,
Whose neon signs show us the perfect way,
And tame the frantic crowd of life’s cold storm.

The smiling faces of our parents point
To starting lines that lead to our success.
The crowns upon our heads, they do anoint,
Creating paths that leave no time for rest.

We mold ourselves to think that we are strong.
Our lives are placed on hold without an end.
We push away the fog and stumble on,
Adorned with faults that we have yet to mend.

As life flows on, the time is now to keep,
Ourselves intact, our own beliefs to seek.

The author's comments:
This is a sonnet that I wrote for my Shakespeare class. It's about how many times we are pushed into certain paths by others without considering what we want out of life.

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