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Grandmother Told Me

March 18, 2012
By EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath


There are stories in the ashes,
There are stories in the flames,
In every nook and cranny
There are lessons to be gained.
Your parents didn't tell you,
Nor do they teach these things in school,
But to withhold this information,
I think,
Is rather cruel.

You'll find
Home isn't where the heart is
(despite what they may say)
You should spread your heart around,
You should give and take away.
If you give your heart
You loose it,
But what's lost will soon be found,
And who knows what stories may be told
By a heart that's traveled 'round!

You'll find yourself a comforting
Rhythm in the seas
And a lyrical melody
Flowing from the bees,
But it all is only adding to
The symphony of the trees.
Every instrument in nature's orchestra
Shares an intricate piece.
Listen ever close,
Let the music never cease.

Finally
I'm telling you,
Should you fall
Don't stand up fast.
Savor the moment,
Make the standing last,
Because somewhere in recovery
You might make a discovery
About your own abilities.
You might push past a world of frivolities
And boundaries set by a society
Focused on becoming your deity.



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on Feb. 15 2013 at 11:25 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

You're Welcome!

on Feb. 14 2013 at 9:41 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thank you!

on Feb. 13 2013 at 2:31 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

"You should give and take away. If you give your heart You loose it, But what's lost will soon be found,"   That was my fav part! 


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