Caving | Teen Ink


July 12, 2013
By BeLoveToday PLATINUM, Manchester, New Hampshire
BeLoveToday PLATINUM, Manchester, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
-Nelson Mandela

"Leave your fear of love behind,
let your dreaming be your guide.
If you seek, than you shall find."
-"Dreamer," by Elizaveta

They are broken, shaking, bitter and lost—

I know it well.

I have been standing in the dark

Shadowy corner of my cave,

Shivering in the mildewed enclosure.

I have scraped at these rocks

And felt their roughness sharply shiver

Through my nerves.

I have seen the light,

and turned my head.

I have chosen to remain here,

Wrapped in my cowardly mane.

At the hairline fracture of willpower,

I have searched within for strength

And grasped the smallest thread,

Followed it through an obscure maze,

And been lead to the heart—

It was mine own.

It beat and pulsed with the ruddy vibrancy

of life, and did not seem inclined to quit.

I gave it due thanks

And let operations carry on,

Leaving with that springy step of


I say onto you,

Fellow hearts beating,

Climb out of your caves

And run your course.

The rest is silence.

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