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Construction of a Life MAG

October 22, 2009
By GreenDayFanatic PLATINUM, Lakota, North Dakota
GreenDayFanatic PLATINUM, Lakota, North Dakota
41 articles 9 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go. So make the best of this test and don't ask why. It's not a question but a lesson learned in time.

Here sits a man,
Building a foundation with his hands.
Drawing the blueprints to his life.
Corresponding from point A to B and going for it.
Leveling out expectations,
Smoothing out the rough patches,
Hammered with exhaustion.

Here stands a man.
Building a foundation at his own will.
Sharpening his thoughts and beliefs,
Fixing problems he might have caused,
And throwing out the tools.

Here works a man.
Building a foundation strong and sturdy.
Tightening up from stress,
Digging out past grudges,
Covering his heart with a hard hat.

Here struts a man.
Building a foundation almost complete.
Finishing things he started and forgotten,
Detailing more emotion into his thoughts,
Examining what lies in front of him.

Here walks a man.
Away from his work.
Just to turn around.
To turn around and look at the foundation of his life, that he built with his own hands.

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Izzy777 SILVER said...
on Jun. 27 2015 at 1:08 pm
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

This poem just became my new favorite very sweet and powerful and the imagery is just amazing. great moral this story brings. I love this so much, honestly. the poem is PERFECT. check out a piece of mine? thank you so much for sharing