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Pinky Promises MAG

April 15, 2010
By ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
102 articles 8 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
To make a difference in the world, you have to be different from the world.

You and me
on the back porch
blowing bubbles from
our Kool-Aid-stained lips
as the summer sun
melted our skin
You and me
through the third grade
of glasses
and all the other
When your cat died and
we solemnly had its funeral
I held your hand
while you tried to be a man
and not cry
And through our dirt days
of bikes and basketball
sharing twin scabs on our knees
proud of how tough
we were
When your other friends
said No Girls Allowed
and you convinced them
I was
the greatest cops-and-robbers
player the world had ever seen
and whispered the rules
in my ear
You were that kind of friend
to me
and I to you
wishing on stars
when we dreamed of being famous
And us
pinky promising
to never ever ever
grow up
What happened?
I wonder as I remember when you
said good-bye
the tail lights of your beat-up truck
fading in the dusk
I haven't written for so long
all my words are
locked away
somewhere in my heart
I hope you know you have a part of it
I'm afraid to call you
afraid that your deep mustache voice
won't remember
and that life has come too far between
five thousand miles to be
I guess we did grow up
after all
But some days I think
about a skinny girl and a green-eyed boy
and pinky promises
and wonder what
we have become
or if our story isn't over

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This article has 7 comments.

on Jan. 19 2014 at 10:55 pm
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
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Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

amazing amazing emotional...i like felt it...srsly...just wow

Elle66 said...
on Feb. 10 2011 at 1:51 pm
Elle66, Charlotte, North Carolina
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this makes me think about my ex-bf and bestfriend- he just seemed to vanish. Great Poem. And to my ex-bf and bestfriend i miss you and will always love you

on Feb. 10 2011 at 8:24 am
CassidyMarturana BRONZE, Califon, New Jersey
1 article 4 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about just waiting out the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain."

This just almost made me cry! Soooo good!

on Feb. 1 2011 at 8:14 pm
falling10ssupernova SILVER, Warwick, New York
8 articles 0 photos 43 comments
soo good i loved it!

on Dec. 23 2010 at 9:33 am
lovelifelollypops BRONZE, Northampton, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Forever and almost always

blackmiracle...are u that guy in the poem?


its  a beautiful poem its pouring with truth

on Sep. 28 2010 at 5:39 am
blackmiracle SILVER, Vogosca, Other
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments
This is just so beautiful....Girl, I love you to death and I miss you :(

on Sep. 27 2010 at 9:41 pm
elisianicole101 PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
34 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing ever truely dies, it just transforms into something beautiful

I am honored to be the 1st to comment on this poem! it is sooo amazing!!! I really love it 5stars(: