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My Story

December 6, 2014
By BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
74 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton

"And you, you ridiculous people, you expect me to help you."
Denis Johnson

The breeze brushes by,

Softly, almost joyfully.

Then, when I think I'll be

All right, an enraged wind emerges,

Shakes away my hopes of survival,

And then my life comes to an end.

I hit the ground below with a soft,

Gentle touch, and I'm gone,


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This article has 4 comments.

MalaikaJ GOLD said...
on Jan. 22 2015 at 12:22 am
MalaikaJ GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
19 articles 2 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. - James Michener

I love how you tell the story of a leaf in such a new way. It takes talent to turn something simple and common into something deep and beautiful.

Larkin SILVER said...
on Jan. 19 2015 at 12:26 pm
Larkin SILVER, Santa Rosa, California
9 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our remedies oft in ourself do lie, which we ascribe to heaven."
-William Shakespeare

Really nicely done. Simple, but catches a ton of emotion and thought. I love it.

on Jan. 4 2015 at 1:50 pm
MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
116 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

I love the descriptions. The way you described the moment before and after the leaf falls is absolutely mesmerizing, and I've never told anyone that their work was mesmerizing before. This is really beautiful.

on Jan. 2 2015 at 10:52 pm
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

wow.. so..uh. captivating. Brilliantly written, and great metaphor, too. Congratulations!