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It's a Figure of Speech, But You Can't Figure It Out

October 11, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


I felt
Especially symbolic
The other day.

When I looked around,
I saw pretty girls vying for attention,
All wrapped up in their own little world,
Snugly bundled in pride
And ego.
I saw the “wanna-be’s” trying to act
Like someone else;
I saw the outcasts,
The lonely;
I saw the escape artists designing ways
To evade reality,
I saw you,
I saw me,
I saw
Us.

I’ve realized there are many different
Breeds
Of people out there;
Those who are selfish,
Conceited;
Those who stand up
For what they
Believe in.
And it left me wondering
What that makes me.
I can be the confident,
I can be the lonely,
I can be the creative.
Give me colors and I’ll paint a rainbow.
Give me light and I’ll paint the sun.

You’re out there somewhere,
Selling the dust we’ve collected over the years.
So what does that make you?
A hypocrite,
A washed-out lie?
How can someone so beautiful
Be so dead inside?

Grab your keys,
Stuff them in your coat pocket.
I hope that one day,
Like me,
You find yourself in symbolism. 
 



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on Oct. 20 2014 at 12:20 pm
Angel.Of.Darkness, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It is not wise to judge others based on your own preconceptions and by their appearances ♡

I LOVE UR WORK ^-^

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Oct. 17 2014 at 10:59 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Haha thank you so much, you are a wonderful writer as well, and I'm really happy to know that you take the time to read and comment on so many of my pieces, it means a lot :) 

on Oct. 17 2014 at 10:10 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.

Oh, geez Luis. I love this. :) It's so true. I think almost, everyone can connect or reltae tot his. And what is true, is that it is partly up to us. We have to make some of the choices. It is up to us, to decide. I wish people could see that they we're all beautiful; I see so many people, who are beautiful. Anyways, haha. Thank you so much, for sharing this! It's absolutely, beautiful and filled with depth and truth and phenomenal. To me, it's just perfect. :) Never stop believing, that you're a wonderful and talented writer and person, my friend. And that you have talent and greatness and light in you; because it's absolutey, true. :) Thank you, again!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Oct. 16 2014 at 9:41 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you Reilly! Haha :) I really appreciate you taking the time to read my work, I didn't expect you to make an account though! :P But now you can post your own things, so yay! :3 I really hope you finish your novel soon, I've gotta read it ASAP :P   

Reillykirby said...
on Oct. 15 2014 at 6:37 am
I LOVE IT!!! You most defientely have a talent of making words into art! Keep up the amazing work, Wizard of Words :p