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A Glance Forward

January 6, 2015
By Distant_Freedom DIAMOND, Nowhere, Pennsylvania
Distant_Freedom DIAMOND, Nowhere, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. -James Dean

I don't have any reason for this.
If I did, everything would be
Simpler. Easier.
Instead, I just die slowly inside
Until the day when I decide to
Speed the process.
I don't know when that will be.
I don't know how I'll do it.
I just want it to come.
Oh, sweet relief.
What a breath of fresh air
It would be to take a step
Outside this life
And into the next.
But until that day,
I'll wait. I'll be patient for my special day.

The author's comments:

Despite the hopeful connotations of the title, this is actually quite a depressing poem. I was attacked by depression when my guard was down, and it full-out slammed me in the brain. One minute I was doing fine, and the next I was feeling absolutely awful. This helped clear my head somewhat. I've gotten back into the swing of things, and I can feel inspiration coming back into my head once more.

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