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The End of English I Advanced Honors, The Beginning of Summer

May 15, 2011
By ottersarah SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
ottersarah SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Everywhere, man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is only the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and his weaknesses

Sometimes I think how light is spent
a word in graphite on a desk
when day does end and night commence
her shaded curtains drawn.

I asked a play-write, scorned and old
traveled in skies I've yet to see
loved in life and soon was sold
to Death's arms which gathered all.

I used to think the world was round
and dreamed in black and white and gold
my thoughts were simple in a cloud
of dust, of lust, of love.

Summer days and midnight walks
are udder fantasies to me
but as I sit, the silence knocks
for fear is not my enemy.

The author's comments:
I haven't written a poem that rhymed since perhaps sixth grade. It was fun to resort back to a rhyme scheme in honor of a strenuous English I class.

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on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:09 am
to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." -John Green

Ditto! Seriously, this is beautiful. The rhyme doesn't sound forced at all. I'm surprised you haven't done one with a rhyme scheme recently, it's seamless. It just... flows. Fantastic job!

on Jul. 13 2011 at 9:25 am
everangel BRONZE, Maryville, Tennessee
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This makes me want to cry...Because I can't write anything as good as you