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Along the Way MAG
How many faces and birthdays will I come to remember
before my eyes shut for the last time
and I find myself in that closet I hid in that smelled of laundry softener
in the third grade because I didn’t belong in a girl’s house?
How many fingers and palms and fingernails
will I see amid how many trees, swinging green and happy branches in the spring
like the clasped hands of middle aged lovers who left the kids at home with a babysitter
so they could go for an afternoon walk?
I imagine there will be enough smiles and enough tears
that if I wanted to I could flood the city of New York
and swim through those blurred lights in the dead of an August night
and sing along with the crickets and the distorted sound of drowned car horns.
Hopefully I’ll have a bag of forehead wrinkles and boxes full of voices
from teachers and friends and train conductors
who say the most unimportant things like “May I see your ticket?”
Hopefully there will be shoes and coats from parties
and sloppy kisses on doorsteps in cold January nights
where my breath will be visible in the air and the ice near my feet
will sparkle and gleam in the periodic flicker of the dying bulb
in her porch light.
Even if things go wrong,
at least there will be the smell of honeysuckle and sweat
in my mother’s hair as she held me to her chest as I came fresh from the womb
and there will always be those fluorescent lights.
Sapello, New Mexico
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There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
—William Arthur Ward
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
—Daniel J. Boorstin
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"Isn't it funny how you broke my heart, but I still love you with all the pieces?"
"It's easy to stand in a crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone"
"What would you attempt if you knew you could never fail?"
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\\\"Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control
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Love is like quicksand the further you fall the harder it is to get out
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Love is true you just have to believe in your self!!!!!!!
wow I love this !!!!!!!!! you are a very good writer good job!!!!!
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From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible
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Imperfection is beauty
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Wipe away the tears and walk away
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"Starve a Bully, Feed your Soul, STAND GRAND." -Vincent Castronovo
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"I brought a cupcake, and I brought Apollo" - My Best friend, implying that I was like Apollo :D
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The true friends are the ones who can get you to laugh even in your darkest depressions. ~Me
You sound like you have ALOT of experience, like your... your... a PRFESSIONAL, DUDE(or dudett) YOU SHOULD GET PAYED TO WRITE!!! :D
IT WAS GLORIOUS!
I would actaualy be HONORED if you were to read some of my newby poems x)
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Quoth the Raven: "Nevermore!"
"What's right isn't always popular, but what's popular isn't always right." - Unknown
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"Out of a world of laughter,
suddenly I am sad.
Day and night, it haunts me,
the kiss I never had"
--Midsummer by Syndey King Russell
"Chances lost are hope's torn up pages"-- "Chances" by Five for Fighting
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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss