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Brush Strokes

January 8, 2011
By sweetly_broken GOLD, Garner, North Carolina
sweetly_broken GOLD, Garner, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
We never know how big we are until we are asked to rise.

They hurt me so bad I was
Like a rose withering in the rain.
So I looked up to the clouds and asked for an answer.

I waited and yearned,
sobbed and shook
with misunderstanding.
All I ever wanted was to understand
and to be understood.

Then I came face to face
with a mural
the size of eternity
and at first it was hazy
like the beginning of time
when God held everything
in His soft, still voice.
I remember seeing lots of hues from the corner of my eye
blacks of shame and blues of sorrow.

What I didn’t realize was how each color blended in with a brighter shade
and together
the brush strokes worked for
harmony and


And each day
as I learned something new
about you,
about me
about the clouds
and the fire
and the man in white
another stroke of the brush was revealed
and now
I’m standing far back enough
to where I can see
the whole

The author's comments:
It's kind of like what Ghandi said. Everything you do and everything that happens will be insignificant. But it is very important that you do it.

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on Jul. 24 2011 at 2:38 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Great work!  I love the imagery in this poem. :)

on Jul. 20 2011 at 2:26 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

Whoa. Very deep and full of emotion wonderful job!

on Mar. 23 2011 at 4:58 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

This is so true!  The little pieces of life just create a whole picture.  Great job!!! :D