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Idle Years

February 18, 2015
By Houdini BRONZE, Santo Domingo, Other
Houdini BRONZE, Santo Domingo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

I'm lying in my bed

Sorrounded by dunes of clothes

Valleys of books and rubbish"

"I should really tidy up in here"

I say to myself

As I grin at my computer screen

"Probably," The screen answers. "In a sec."

"Yeah," I say as I sit there for an hour

Scroll, stop, scroll

No, clean this up

You have no future



I'll do it later

"Alligator." The computer answers

What an ugly sense of humor

I should really tidy up

My dad is already complaining

And my mother is already scolding


I bite my bottom lip

And play with my clothes

I smell like a recycling bin

But no, I can't

I don't wanna get up

Yes, I should...

Nah, I'll stay here

And sleep away

All these idle years

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on Feb. 19 2015 at 9:53 pm
MagdielAmell BRONZE, Santo Domingo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. " - Henry David Thoreau

I´m super proud of you, and I love your writing style.

on Feb. 19 2015 at 9:48 pm
TakeAGuessKatara SILVER, Beltsville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Live for tomorrow, remember today, and smile because you survived yesterday," by Me

Soooo nice :) Also it is very reflective of what most teens go through these days. Soooo nice