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Japan MAG

May 8, 2011
By gallifreygirl BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
gallifreygirl BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody important? That's amazing! Do you know, in 900 years of time and space, I've never met a single person who wasn't important."
- Doctor Who

I did not hear the buildings fall;
I slept straight through the roaring of the water.
Even today, after staying up late
With Diane Sawyer and a trapped cat,
I cannot comprehend the size
Of those fateful plates, or understand
How fires burned in the wake of waves.
But you are playing cello, and your
Jet-black hair is falling into your slanted eyes.
I know you wonder if your parents are alive
And though I cannot comprehend the size
Of that fateful question, I do know
I want to go with you, and hold your hand
As we walk the ruined streets of your homeland.

The author's comments:
What I wish I knew how to tell my friend.

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on Feb. 16 2013 at 10:50 pm
WistfulThinking PLATINUM, Kiln, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
'Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo.'- The Giver by Lois Lowry

Reading this has brought up so many emotions. Your piece has captured a deep truth. This is very pretty.

on Mar. 6 2012 at 7:07 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

This poem just flows with empathy and sentiment. What happened to Japan was tragic.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 7:32 pm
Belluna45 PLATINUM, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Look after my heart- I've left it with you."
-Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse (Twilight #3))
"Either write something worth reading or do something wor
th writing."
-Benjamin Franklin
"A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest."
-Johnny Depp

The feeling in this sonnet is great and it really shows how some people were affected.

on Sep. 15 2011 at 5:19 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Oh, quietly, tenderly gorgeous. I can read the tears. 

on Sep. 7 2011 at 10:05 am
nikkiee PLATINUM, St. Johns, Other
25 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its all for love, L.O.V.E ~Michael Jackson

This is amazing. Loved it :)