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Refuse To Sink

February 16, 2013
By bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
109 articles 10 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you're young, you can fly, but we trip on clouds 'cause we get too high" -The Band Perry (Song: Don't Let Me Be Lonely)
"Cause no matter what, you'll never be alone" -Lady Antebellum (Song: Compass)


Hold your head up high
And breath the salty air
Lie gently on your back
Firmly cross your arms
And refuse to sink

Waves are approaching
And messing with your flow
But you need to ride them
Like you own them
And refuse to sink

Now the tide is turning
And pulling you down
Like an anchor on a boat
But you need to stay calm
And refuse to sink

Suddenly, it happens
Life flashes before you
As you start to drown
Remember what I told you,
"Refuse to sink!"

Hold your head up high
And breath the salty air
Lie gently on your back
Firmly cross your arms
And refuse to sink



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on Mar. 3 2013 at 8:42 am
bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
109 articles 10 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you're young, you can fly, but we trip on clouds 'cause we get too high" -The Band Perry (Song: Don't Let Me Be Lonely)
"Cause no matter what, you'll never be alone" -Lady Antebellum (Song: Compass)

Thank you SO much! That literally just made my day! I am like crying tears of joy. Thank you soooo much!(:

on Feb. 28 2013 at 11:13 pm
SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 articles 0 photos 29 comments
I could go into some ultra-critique and breakdown the word choice and sentence structure and use of white space and rhyme scheme...But instead, I will just say that this is absolutely brilliant. I really mean it when I say that; I don't give out compliments lightly. You have a real talent for using real-world elements to portray a greater message. I know that this poem is relatively simple, but it's so beautiful. The words that you chose hold such great weight. The image that is painted in my head is so vivid and magnificent, I can't even explain it. Don't stop writing. Ever. This is the best poem that I have seen on the site. This should be published, favorited, given a nobel prize...Anything! I hope that you know that I really do mean it when I say that this is fantastic, because this really hits home. Well done.

on Feb. 25 2013 at 4:20 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

The repitition is great! I really love this - I can relate. :)

on Feb. 22 2013 at 2:29 pm
Anansesem BRONZE, Cave Spring, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?" ~Pablo Neruda

Repition works well for this piece. Keep writing! :)


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