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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.
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Love is a work in progress for the rest of you life
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Que sera, sera (What will be, will be)
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"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working."
— Pablo Picasso
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Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
born an original, why die a copy?
omg this was amazing!!!!!!! i gave you five stars too!!!!!!! its so true and deep.I love the way anyone can relate to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please continue writing!!!!!!!!!!
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"People are like tea bags, they don't realize their own strength until they're dropped in hot water "
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway."
I read it twice! I gave you 5 stars, its hard to pick fav. lines, over all its amazing! its remarkable! Alot of metaphors which gave it interest while reading!
Check out my work, I would love to read your comments! and I must say this is really nice!
Such truth, this speaks. It's lovely and raw and kind, yet true true true. You're wonderful.
Please do check out some of my own work; it's only just posted and any feedback would be fantastic. Thank you! (:
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"Everyone wants to go to heaven, but No one wants to Die"
~ Not written by Me
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"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"
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-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis
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We are now
part of a garden, that is part of a
landscape, that is part of a world
that no one believes in. (Joshua Beckman)
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i have only ever been in love with a mirror and a beer bottle. - sid vicious
i absolutely adore this.
it reminded me of so many different experiences...you said what i've been wanting to say.
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"We all fake smiles, just the ones who are true to themselves seem sad."-Niq.
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What's the point i wearing my favorite rocket ship underpants if no one asks to see them? -Calvin and Hobbes
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"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3
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"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."
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I will become, what I know I am' Michael Jordan