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Heads or Tails?

May 8, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


A secret life
We’ll never know
She tries to hide,
But can’t control
Two sides
Of one tossed coin.
Her separate lives
Cannot rejoin.
Which is truth?
Which is lie?

It is I
Who must decide.



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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 6 2013 at 8:50 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you. Yes, it was created only to let the reader in for a glimpse of a secret life, a double coin. Im glad you liked it :)

OldYoungOne said...
on Aug. 6 2013 at 2:41 pm
This seems like a teaser to me. The shortness does interest me at the same time I wish there was more to it. Nice concept though I applaud it very much.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:49 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you so much for commenting on all of my works!!

on Aug. 4 2013 at 6:42 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Good job, Hanban! I never would've thought of using a coin to describe a double life! Truthfully, when I looked at the last line, I wondered if you were talking about a character in one of your books! XD But anyway, I thought this was very good, and well written! Keep it up, Hanban!

on Jun. 6 2013 at 4:47 pm
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"

This is amazing i love the simplicaity of it all and the two sides of a coin was a brilliant idea

on May. 14 2013 at 10:28 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Hmmm... not as cool. Still pretty neat, though.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 13 2013 at 6:12 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Haha, thank u soooo much for your wonderful feedback! And well, I was originally writing about someone in my life who I noticed has two different sides of perrsonality and who I dont really know much about. The ending, "It is I who must decide" was put there because I know I'll never know the true nature of this person, and its up to me to take it upon myself to figure it out, even though fear bites into me whenever I think of the concept. So, I hope I clarified :) I tried my best to keep it as subtle as possible

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 13 2013 at 6:06 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank u, glad u enjoyed it :P

on May. 13 2013 at 11:01 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

O.O OR!!!! was the speaker a coin...?!?!? Was the coin spwaking of human indcisiveness? Oh gosh, would that be awesome!

on May. 13 2013 at 10:59 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

It is wondeerfull! I liked the dramatic shortness of the lines, the way it forces you to read what would otherise sound so simple is an astonishing effect. I always liked the theme of double lives, of a night and day sort of thing. There is a suspenceful feel to it, as if one of her lives was not the most reputable I couldnt quite guess who the speaker was, though. Who decides? Or was the speaker merely describing themself as another person...? You have me curious :)

on May. 12 2013 at 8:51 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

You potrayed your concept beautifully, nice work.