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Barely Alive

April 23, 2012
By recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"These are the times that try men's souls." - Thomas Paine.

"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." - On the Water Front

"This is my place of failure."

Like a turtle hides in it's shell
I became cold to withstand my he**

Never attached, A chain without link
Solitaire-confined, no friends I think

I play the joker, But laugh all alone
People surround, They live in my phone

Discordant Reality, Harp in rock band
Renown Adventurer, Obscure new land

Built to survive, But hardly to thrive
I guess I'm just Chase..

Barely Alive.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem after experiencing maybe one of the most precious moments of my life.. It's amazing how something so exciting can pale the rest of your life in comparison..

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on Apr. 24 2012 at 8:40 pm
SkylerMorningstar GOLD, Barrie, Other
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amazing :D

on Apr. 24 2012 at 7:40 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Another good poem. It's well written in a simple way. Plus i can see the emotuions behind it. Good stuff :)