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History or Future?

July 30, 2021
By fatema-noor SILVER, East Elmhurst, New York
fatema-noor SILVER, East Elmhurst, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Speak a good word or remain silent"- Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)


Time flies faster than an airplane

Made memories with significant people

Each person has taught me something

Whether it was old or new,

Taught me lessons


Will I ever see them again?

I hope so...

The fear of the end of our connection

Crushes my soul

Narrows my mind

Then what were all those conversations for?

To give up on each other?

Or to build together?


Cannot lie

Been waiting to leave and still am

But now I'm wondering if that'd be leaving home

Had no idea the day would come so soon...


Yet the memories still haunt and amaze me

Wondering if we became history

Or will become the future?

The author's comments:

A poem written by the author as middle school came to an end. As online classes became the part of the regular school schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the memories have hit even harder.

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Favorite Quote:
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