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Keep Standing Tall

April 13, 2013
By sleeping-beauty_gurl PLATINUM, Helena, Montana
sleeping-beauty_gurl PLATINUM, Helena, Montana
25 articles 2 photos 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"


This is for all the forgotten dreams, crushed by reality
This is for all the tears you cry silently
This is for all the goals that were never reached
This is for all the laughs that never came out
For the girls and boys who are pushed down
Keep standing tall
This is for everyone who's ever lied to their family
For the girls who wear too much makeup
For the boys who are never accepted
For the people who put on a fake smile everyday
Keep standing tall
This is for the lawyer who wants to be a baker but needs to pay the bills
This is for the single mother holding down three jobs to bring up her kids
This is for the fathers who wait for their daughters to come home
This is for anyone who has ever stressed about a test
For the people who give all they got
Keep standing tall
This is for all the people who have skipped a meal
For the girl who dreams of being beautiful
For the boy who never finds love
For the people who are invisible
Keep standing tall
Never let the criticism of others weigh you down
Reach for the glowing stars, for the round moon
Jump for your dreams, even if they're different
Sing until your voice is strained and you can barely speak
Play the music that makes you happy
Dance to the rhythm of your own heartbeat
Push yourself to be the best you can
Never sit by and watch life pass you
Always go for what makes you who you are


The author's comments:
I wrote this for my English class based off of the poem Shake The Dust by Anis Mohani

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on Apr. 20 2013 at 1:05 pm
sleeping-beauty_gurl PLATINUM, Helena, Montana
25 articles 2 photos 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"

thank you :) that's a very good matto. To me it means that no matter what life hands you; no matter how much life tries to tear you down you have to just keep your head high and keep standing tall :) glad you like it!!

on Apr. 19 2013 at 10:48 pm
MissLizzieGirl GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
16 articles 6 photos 66 comments
That is tear-worthy. I think my new motto will be to keep standing tall.

on Apr. 16 2013 at 5:55 pm
sleeping-beauty_gurl PLATINUM, Helena, Montana
25 articles 2 photos 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"

hahahahaahahaha XD and awwwww you :3 <3 love ya too. I'm glad you like it. This one is actually one of the rare poems that I'm really proud of :) love ya too bestie <3

on Apr. 16 2013 at 5:51 pm
sleeping-beauty_gurl PLATINUM, Helena, Montana
25 articles 2 photos 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"

awww thanks :) I promise to try my best always. And thank you that was kind of my goal. If you've read Shake the Dust it really moved me because even though it was vague I felt like he was talking to me. I'm glad you liked it!!!! :D thank you for your opinion and taking the time to read it :)

on Apr. 16 2013 at 5:49 pm
sleeping-beauty_gurl PLATINUM, Helena, Montana
25 articles 2 photos 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see"

wow really? Hm well I'm glad you liked it :) and thanks for taking the time to read the whole thing!! :) it's freaking long lol.

on Apr. 16 2013 at 5:28 pm
AmorMoritur PLATINUM, Monroe, North Carolina
25 articles 38 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are." ~Ernst Haas

<3 <3 <3 you know i love it bestie :D and what were you saying about how you were no good?? you trickster you!!! love ya :)

on Apr. 16 2013 at 9:38 am
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

This gave me shivers. So good.

on Apr. 16 2013 at 6:24 am
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

o.o.... wow speechless it's like you took what everyone can relate to and made it your own and unique it was outstanding and beutiful keep it up your a natural