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the shrunken sweater

September 17, 2010
By silenceandnoise SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
silenceandnoise SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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My life is a sweater that fit me, once.
But now its sleeves are torn and fraying.
Shrunken and faded from many trips through the wash.
The feeling, once warm and proverbial
now just feels itchy.
The more I think about it, the more
I want to take this sweater off.

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on Sep. 30 2010 at 5:18 pm
silenceandnoise SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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I know exactly what you mean about the exhausted-life-metaphor thing and I'm glad that you don't think of mine that way. I also liked that you posted a real, thought provoking comment instead of saying something like "this roxx yur so gud at writin wordzzz" (sadly I've actually seen this very comment before. Seriously.). So yeah, you're pretty cool. Thanks for commenting!

on Sep. 29 2010 at 5:47 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I've heard many a metaphor about life, and have started to grow weary of them. Yet I found this to be original and unique. It's well written, indeed. Unfortunately for us, the sweater can be removed. But it can't be replaced so easily, m' dear.