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or geriatric on the rebound from cataract surgery,
are the only legitimate personas for sunglass-wearing.
But what about style and flirtation and Jackie O?
What about beaches
and tan lines
and ocean-stained copies of Time?
What about adolescence
and wrinkled hot dogs
and the velvety shores of Jersey?
Do you have an opinion on the grammatically stunted drugstore novel
or the vulgarity of toe rings?
What of that sapphire swimsuit that’s missing three jewels
and chapped lips
and that obscene practice permissible only after achieving a stupefied state of tourism (long after fanny packs and card decks) known as bike-renting?
Seriously, Mother, what do you make of chuckling quietly at women
whose shrunken, upturned noses can’t support their aviators,
or that psychedelic rainbow emitted by misshapen lenses,
rivaled only by oil leaks in the parking lots of supermarkets?
Nonsense. UV rays are fictionalized by the same people
who invented evolution and
No daughter of mine shall subscribe to that mongering,
You’ll just have to squint.
But when she turned, I shaded my rusty eyes anyway,
if for no other reason than to shield myself for a little while against that blinding
West Jordan, Utah
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"How can you know it, if you don't even try?"--Coldplay :)
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smile through everything no matter how bad it gets because it could be worse and if it gets worse well then it can only get better. :)
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if life was given two choices, to become a writer or a character, I will choose to become a writer.
I have the power to decide what my life should be.
I love how you make the attitude of the poem. its feels good reading it. with a question mark behind sentences, it makes me think as well.
please check my work, my luck is running out. please comment/rate it.
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We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how
Could you check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? Would appreciate it.
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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."--Marianne Williamson
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Ally sits next to me in the computor lab today in bio...best day of my life
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"I've made mistakes; not one regret." Alyssa Nicolson
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"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel
"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss
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thats not very nice.
at least read until ine three :p
LOL jokes its an awesome poem.well done bro!!!
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"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken"
This is so deep and it carries out such a subtle but powerful message, aaah. I really truly think this is an amazing piece of poetry!
*Its a favorite of mine
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i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.
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Don't try to fix what isn't broken
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"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me..." -Batman