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January 5, 2015
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


You used to rip off the tags of my clothes,
Said it looked “tacky” when they showed.
I always found it funny,
’Cause you ripped off anyone you could.

You got ready for the day by
Stitching lies
To your collar and strapping on those shoes of
False glory,
Slipped in your jacket of a corrupted story,
And before you left, I made you unravel the truth in yards of
Expensive sweater-strings.
Did it work?
No, it never did a thing,
And you still waved off people like those flies buzzing around your mind who were hungry for the lies of a man who
Couldn’t keep his pride.

You never bought milk by the gallon ’cause you said it was better to buy people’s trust by the pint,
And every once in a while I’ll look up into the sky and wonder if God offered you His love and trust in pints
Or gallons.
Well, it wouldn’t matter.
I gave you enough love for you to keep your balance,
And there was never a better challenge than making sure you
Stood tall.



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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 16 2015 at 10:50 am
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 so much Emily, I really, really appreciate it :)

on Apr. 16 2015 at 10:31 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.

Congrats @Hanban12! I'm so happy that your writing will be published. You truly deserve it. Thank you again for sharing this. :)

on Jan. 6 2015 at 9:25 pm
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.

This is absolutely beautiful and courageous and honest and sad and filled with emotion. I absolutely, love it. I think this is phenomenal and that you are an amazing and talented writer and person. Congrats on the Editor's check-mark, my friend! You truly deserve it. :) Thank you so much for sharing this, Hanban12. :)