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Today I Saw The Whole World

July 22, 2017
By Everette_Alderete GOLD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Everette_Alderete GOLD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Deep into that darkness peering
Long I stood there
Wondering, fearing, doubting
Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before"
-Edgar Allen Poe

Today I saw the whole world

In all it's pain and beauty

I saw all the world's problems occur

And I saw what it had given me

Today I felt the sharp pain of death

Of loosing someone you love

I felt the black emptiness of death's breath

I felt grief pull me under like a drug

Today I fell under a spell

Shot by an arrow of cupid

I discovered Heaven, forgot about Hell

But in the end felt quite stupid

Today I woke up to find

That something was different, something quite strange

I felt that my body was suddenly not mine

Oh I really did grow up today!

But today was the day I discovered

That nothing was quite the same

For growing up was something I yearned to uncover

But I never knew this much would change

For today I saw the white lillies of my youth

And a rusted golden cup

And if I were to tell you a painful truth

I would say: "I wish I had never grown up!"

The author's comments:

I was listening to "Today I Saw the Whole World" by Pierce the Veil when I got the idea for this poem though the song doesnt really have the same idea as this poem.

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