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To a Younger Version of Myself MAG

November 13, 2008
By Rubidoux SILVER, Northfield, Minnesota
Rubidoux SILVER, Northfield, Minnesota
7 articles 16 photos 4 comments

Dear Me,
I do believe
you should find this letter
between volumes of
Harry Potter books
on a dark and rainy

There are many things
I feel I could tell you
that might make your world
a little easier.

But in doing so
you would lose
the spontaneity of life
The sudden, sharp
of losing a friend, or
joy felt on that 4th of July
spent with him
even if it was

…There is one thing
I’ll let you know.
In the spelling bee
(you’ll win this time
instead of getting second place)
if you spell
with an A
not an O

Good Luck,

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on Jan. 12 2012 at 12:50 pm
writerfreak89 BRONZE, Hermiston, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. -Leo Rosten

This is a beautiful poem...I like how u never told yourself how to change your life...everyone knows that if u change it at all u wont be the person u are today! Great job!!!

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on Oct. 22 2011 at 7:28 pm
Free- GOLD, Blllll, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe in you and I believe in me, and I believe that we are not meaningless."
"What a waste of a perfectly good wrist."

I didn't get this at first, but then I caught on and it was subtle, yet very good.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 6:20 am
AnjiliSladen BRONZE, Stuttgart, Other
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There's nothing ONLY about being a girl"-Sarah Jane Smith, Doctor Who

This is great. I wish I had a noote like this before the "entrepreneur" inccident of 2009. e, not a. Awesome job!

on May. 29 2011 at 8:42 pm
alwayssunshine PLATINUM, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Nice job! I like this a lot!

on Oct. 29 2010 at 6:45 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Wow wow wow I really like this.  I can't even describe it!  woah.  great.

on Oct. 16 2010 at 5:22 pm
Still_Waters26 SILVER, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We few, we happy few/we band of brothers/For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/Shall be my brother"
-Shakespeare, "Henry V"

This is really cool!!  I like the idea of writing to a younger 'you'.  One thing I'd change is to make it longer--more details about the future and stuff.  it's a little too short.

on Oct. 10 2010 at 5:53 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

This is really cool! it reminds me sorta of what i do in my journal :P I often go back and make comments about the past entries just to see how i have changed! I reallly like this! Please check out my work, im pretty new so your opinions would be really nice!

on Sep. 26 2010 at 12:47 pm
yomaster BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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so nice and simple, but it portrays a lot. lovely job

on Jun. 23 2010 at 10:03 am
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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beautiful,and very creative! check out my work, i'm new here so ratings/comment are much appreciated!:)

on May. 28 2010 at 11:05 am
JasminePinto BRONZE, Anywhere, Texas
1 article 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
we make a living by what we get but make a life by what we give- Winston Churchhill

Don't quit while the night is darkest for its just a while till dawn- Jill Wolf

very good, i can so relate :), keep on writing

on Apr. 12 2010 at 5:04 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Beautiful. I love it. I love the fact that it was a letter to you. Well a younger version of you.

Keep writing dear.

And please check out my work. Ratings are GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!


on Jan. 15 2010 at 6:04 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Wow, this is really good. I love the detail in this. You’re a great writer. You should really check out some of my writing I think you will like it. Our writing is similar in a way. Please comment and rate too. Thank you.

on Dec. 23 2009 at 1:11 am
ShakingChandeliers SILVER, N.Highlands, California
9 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A thin layer of trust had formed in my mind, like a scab."

"I preferred albums to the more modern eight tracks. Albums came with sleeves which reminded me of clean underwear."
-Augusten Burroughs

I like how, since it was a letter to the younger version of yourself, you kept the tone light and young. Nice job. Definitely worthy of the mag. :)

on Nov. 28 2009 at 8:27 pm
Kaylamic SILVER, Glenbeulah, Wisconsin
5 articles 0 photos 20 comments
This poem is good, it made me laugh :)

on Sep. 22 2009 at 10:33 pm
choirchic101 SILVER, Norwalk, California
9 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
in order for God to use all of you you have to be completely broken

it was really good

on Aug. 22 2009 at 5:10 am
Rubidoux SILVER, Northfield, Minnesota
7 articles 16 photos 4 comments
Thanks guys. Really means a lot.

on Aug. 22 2009 at 3:50 am
musicliteraturelove PLATINUM, Clifton Park, New York
30 articles 10 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
any Bright Eyes lyric is my favorite personal quote.

i love it. short and sweet. very amusing

on Aug. 22 2009 at 3:07 am
bubblez01234 SILVER, Boise, Idaho
7 articles 0 photos 12 comments
I think it was cool how you added the whole spelling bee part, and how you would say to spell the word correctly. Very clever!

on Aug. 21 2009 at 11:53 pm
Faithband3 BRONZE, Westbury, New York
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This is a really cool peace.

on Aug. 21 2009 at 9:59 pm
Jackie Bierman BRONZE, New Rochelle, New York
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This was well done, holding the secrets of youth and wisdom while revealing the wonders life can offer. Cute :)