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“Have you thought about colleges yet?” MAG

July 5, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


it’s been marinating in my stomach –
roiling and churning –
long past the expiration date,
and i can’t keep my teeth as cage bars
any longer (lest they rot)
so take this as it is,
not as an anonymous complaint or
a lawsuit to rob you,
but as a cut i had to let breathe
(bandaids are but
temporary,
no?)
when i picture my life five years
from now,
i somehow feel like i’ve seen
this movie before,
and i can’t say the plotline was all
too interesting the
first time (no
offense)
what i mean is –
we only get this one shot,
and maybe it’s
vain,
or maybe i have a complex,
but whoever decided that life
was a checklist? (college,
career, husband …)
and when I feel the void
staring back at me,
i don’t think about those things that
i’m supposed to want,
and live for – I see
faces
and places i haven’t yet seen (god,
there’re so many)
so i’m sorry, Grandma –
i know this isn’t polite dinner
conversation,
but before my worries surface and
rejoin the untouched peas
on my plate,
i have to describe just exactly how
it makes me feel
to look a vastly unexplored solar system
in the face,
and to answer your question
with “Harvard” (you’ve
assumed i’ll go anywhere
at all)
… and maybe your question
isn’t so polite,
either



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on Jan. 5 2015 at 2:47 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank YOU. Hope you had a wonderful holiday :)

on Oct. 17 2014 at 10:59 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Also! Congrats on having this published, though I don't know when ti was; but you truly deserve it! :) Thank you, again!

on Oct. 17 2014 at 10:58 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Haha, I love this! This is absolutely, amazing. I love how it was inspired from. The inspiration and the creation are just phenomenal. What's crazy, is that I was recently thinking about colleges; despite that I maybe too young to think about that, haha.But anyways, I absolutely love this. It's just perfect. :) I know I've said this before, but I'm going t repeat it because it's so true: You are amazing. You really do have a talent and greatness and light in you. And you are a amazing and talented writer and person. Thank you so much, my friend! For sharing this. :) 

on Oct. 16 2014 at 10:24 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

i used to get all queasy when mentioning of vomit happend, but this analogy is so very fitting. like, i cant describe how PERFECT it fits. i feel like all your inspiration is like a reverse prism, whatever light beams go in dont split into  different colors, its the multicolors that go in and form a single, perfect, complete idea made from all those crazy inspirations. way to funnel all into a great piece! 

on Jul. 14 2014 at 9:26 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thanks! You too. Nice to see ya again :P

on Jul. 14 2014 at 2:45 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Haha, so true. I'm finding that this problem is annoying as I'm searching for colleges myself right now. :) Congrats on the Editor's Choice award! Sorry that I have been gone for so long and have neglected Teenink in the process. Ah well. Nice to get back and see a couple of poetical gems that had risen in my absence. Have a great day! :)


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