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Ignorance Is Bliss

March 14, 2014
By nolanje80 PLATINUM, Kalispell, Montana
nolanje80 PLATINUM, Kalispell, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
“When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part
You roll outta bed and down on your knees
And for a moment you can hardly breathe”
― John Mayer

Leaves falliNg
Breaking frOm high up limbs

Out of Reach
of you And I
Beneath this big old oak
A robin nesting in the peaks of the tree
MoCking our speech.

But we know better.
Or at least we think we do.
Hopeless lovers
Forever frIends
LoSt in our thoughts...

Enjoying the whispers of the grass
And weeds playing tag
Around our limbs.
Like the Branches high above us
Are tickled by the howLing wind

A puffed up dandelIon reminds us
Of our youth and we laugh
The river over the hill giggleS
Gurgles at us
In our innocence...
But we sit
Of what nature sayS.

The author's comments:
This was inspired by a friend of mine, who I used to be really close to. We grew up and became really different from each other, and rarely talk now. It turns out, he never really was my friend, and he told me he doesnt want to talk to me anymore. He has feelings for me, but has been relationship with his girlfriend for over a year now. She knows how he feels, and decided that she didn't want him and I to be friends anymore, so he decided to cut things short. :/ Thats where I get the title from. Because sometimes I wish I didn't know the truth. Then maybe it wouldn't hurt so bad...It seems pretty random, the odd capitalizations in some of the lines, right? No. If you look closely, the capitalized letters spell out the title of the poem: Ignorance is Bliss. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy. :)

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