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Independence Day

November 16, 2011
By HateKnuckle SILVER, Peru, New York
HateKnuckle SILVER, Peru, New York
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My life ended
On the Fourth of July
Hot dogs vended
On my day to die

So fly high
Are the rockets’ paths
I light mine
At the neighbor’s cats

She meets me on
The covered bridge
We are long gone
From Lover’s Ridge

I broke her heart
Now I see why
She breaks apart
Now I must die

We loved and roamed
I broke and shattered
She’s not bemoaned
I fell so tattered

I cut across and down
My cold blood seeps
I fear no h*** or hound
Yet still, blood weeps

I fly high
As the rockets’ paths
To the sky
By so smoky glass

I am dead
So go out and play
Feel no dread
On my Independence Day

The author's comments:
I wrote this after I cheated on my girlfriend and broke up with her. I think it hurt me more than her because I still hold onto it while she has moved on. I though that it would be poetic to be liberated from the pain on Independence Day.

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on Mar. 18 2012 at 12:20 am SILVER, El Cajon, California
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Favorite Quote:
The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or good, but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected - as ready to say I do not know, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality - to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.
I wish others to live their lives, too - up to their highest, fullest, and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people, I'll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be radiant - to radiate life.
-Elbert Hubbard

I like it alot! its really like quirky yet meaningful. Kind of Romeo and Juliet like in some sense.. getting rid of ur pain for the other! really good though :)

on Dec. 2 2011 at 10:06 pm
Dash15482 SILVER, Torrington, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
"Run with your back to the wind, can you feel God pushing you?" - Unknown

I like it, It has an erie Ring to it


Seven-Teen said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 9:45 pm
Seven-Teen, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
love him oh yes i do
hes for me not for you
and if by chance
you take my place
ill take my fist
and smash ur face!

this is so... amazing!!!