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What is Real?

September 4, 2011
By Naomi518 GOLD, Windsor, Connecticut
Naomi518 GOLD, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light" ~Albus Dumbledore

If I can feel it, but no one else can,
Is it real?
If I can hear it, but no one else can,
Does it exist?
If I know it, but no one else does,
Is it true?
If I can see it, but no one else can,
Is it there?

These questions cross my mind all night.
I try to come up with an answer.
I try to cry.
I try to smile.

I ask for help
People want to help me
But I don’t know if I want to help myself
I don’t know if I can.

I feel the love.
I know it’s there.
Then why can’t I express mine?

The author's comments:
This reminds me of one of my favorite Harry Potter quotes:

"Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
"Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
-Harry and Dumbledore

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on Oct. 7 2011 at 8:51 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

Oh my gosh, that was REALLY good!!! amazing choice of words

on Oct. 2 2011 at 3:10 pm
angelicanXdreamer GOLD, Richmond, Other
10 articles 0 photos 13 comments
It's real. 

eliana375 GOLD said...
on Sep. 11 2011 at 11:14 pm
eliana375 GOLD, Massachusetts
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wow this is incredible!!!!