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Let It Vanish

May 25, 2009
By jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

When May comes around and the year is coming to an end
the 9th graders become sentimental, trying to hold on.
They run their fingers up and down the lockers
and make last memories.

But some of them are foolish trying to keep the
things implanted in their mind. The things you love
will stay on their own...you cant force a memory to stay.

When you spin away the combination and
close your locker for the last time, you have the last
moment to take it all in…to smell the halls, to remember
the ringing of the bell. To see the person next to you.

You have the chance to walk through the school and
say "I remember this time" or look at all the different
classes and doors. You can hug your teachers goodbye
and leave your friends behind.

You can try and try to hang on to everything about that year.
But you really can't. Too much precious time, too many regrets,
do you really want that forever? Do you need that
reminder of that failed test…of that rejection…
of that heartbreak? Do you really want to keep all of this…?

Find the courage to say goodbye to that best friend. Take
the chance of forgetting that moment of laughter. Hold on
to things you can't live without, but let go of what needs to

The author's comments:
I once made the mistake of trying to hold on to a special year. In the end, I only became sick when I though of it. Sometimes the easiest and safest thing to do is to let go of things. A special thing will always stay in your memory, but there are always things that need to "vanish".

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on May. 11 2010 at 3:34 pm
AlexandraVasari PLATINUM, Fort Stewart, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked"~ Gwen Stefani

I love this, I relate to it and I'm going through similar feelings lately!:)

on Apr. 16 2010 at 10:56 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

actually both these stories (let it vanish and let it rain) were both made after my same 8th grade year! thanks so much for noticing that :) glad you liked both of em!

on Apr. 16 2010 at 1:44 pm
Dandelion PLATINUM, Franklin, Massachusetts
20 articles 8 photos 173 comments
Excellent! This almost, to me, sounds like a sequel to another piece I saw of yours called, "Let it Rain."

LaVonna SILVER said...
on Apr. 1 2010 at 2:13 pm
LaVonna SILVER, Owatonna, Minnesota
6 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"dont let education get in your way of learning" -my American Lit teacher

amazing :) i love it. i could totally relate :) keep writing.

on Mar. 24 2010 at 4:00 pm
sonnysulouff BRONZE, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 34 comments
This is so easy to relate to! Good job! :)

on Mar. 21 2010 at 6:53 am
claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
8 articles 1 photo 43 comments
I can relate to the topic of this poem, and I think that's why I just read it 3 times.

on Mar. 20 2010 at 6:03 am
munkyman95 GOLD, Medway, Other
18 articles 1 photo 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
I will become, what I know I am' Michael Jordan

This is amazing, I mean really good, its really insightful and I can relate cause it I'm leaving the school I've attended since I was 4 this year... good rhythm aswell... very thought provoking

on Mar. 5 2010 at 9:32 pm
WaterQueen07 GOLD, Chardon, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gerard Way: "Hey, girls, you're beautiful. Don't look at those stupid magazines with sticklike models. Eat healthy and exercise. That's all. Don't let anyone tell you you're not good enough. You're good enough, you are too good. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it. You are gorgeous, whether you're a size 4 or 14. It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you're a good person, as long as you respect others. I know it's been told hundreds of times before, but it's true. Hey, girls, you are beautiful."

This poem reminds me exactly of my last few days at my middle school. It was so eerie and bitter sweet. This poem expresses that feeling perfectly! Well done.

greg9381 GOLD said...
on Feb. 27 2010 at 1:29 pm
greg9381 GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
12 articles 1 photo 50 comments
This is definitely a well written poem, although I think you could add in a little more poetic languageand consolidate a bit to keep the flow going; for instance, "Find the courage to say goodbye to that best friend." You could change that to "Find the courage to say goodbye to best friends." They're just small things, and I'm not trying to be picky, just trying to help you to get to be an even better writer. But this is great.

Reagen GOLD said...
on Feb. 20 2010 at 9:52 pm
Reagen GOLD, Howell, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Forget the times he walked by, Forget the times he made you cry,
Forget the times he spoke your name, Remember now your not the same.
Forget the times he held your hand, Forget the sweet things if you can,
Forget the times & Don't pretend, Remember now he's just your friend.

i like this alot!!! im just about done with 8th grade so i can relate. thanks for your comment on mine!!

on Jan. 23 2010 at 4:44 pm
VampiericRain GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
Would you like a side of epic with that fail?

Wowza. You are a really talented writer.

on Jan. 17 2010 at 4:54 pm
Chibbie1 PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
38 articles 8 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
Reach for the the moon for if you fail you land amongst the stars :)

hey i love your stuff it is just amazing and thanks for the comment is is just awsome

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Dec. 8 2009 at 8:16 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

The title made me read it, and im glad i did, amazinnggggg job.

LO<3VE it

Lynette BRONZE said...
on Dec. 3 2009 at 6:11 pm
Lynette BRONZE, Rio Grande, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.”
H. Jackson Brown,Jr.

fantastic simply wonderful

on Nov. 29 2009 at 6:50 pm
supergrrrl_4808 SILVER, Farrell, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war,Let it begin Here.

oooh first let me say that i absolutely LOVE the title!!!

and it totally works i think everyone can realte to this=)

on Nov. 28 2009 at 11:32 am
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

How can you SAY that???? this is amazing!

on Nov. 4 2009 at 11:42 pm
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
4 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I love this poem and your Remembering poem too. Very nice. Your Remembering was very beautiful and simple which I liked.

GageKing GOLD said...
on Oct. 9 2009 at 5:24 pm
GageKing GOLD, Owatonna, Minnesota
16 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. Sure, everybody wants to play God, but for me it's a full-time job. What you don't understand, you can make mean anything." Jeferree Star

Wow this is really good and I can totally relate! Next time when doing free verse you could try 2 add a personal expeirence or feeling in to it ( i write alot of free verse) Good work!!! *check out my work sometime mayb if u have the chance!!!!!!!!!!

on Oct. 9 2009 at 10:51 am
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i knw that this isn't my best piece of work, but this is one of my first free verse poem. read it more loose and dont try to concentrate on the rhythm, please just look at the meaning of the poem. this piece is very important to me :) and thanks so far for everyone who has looked past the awful structure, you guys are truly supportive! :)

love, dreamer_believer

bellviven GOLD said...
on Oct. 8 2009 at 1:24 pm
bellviven GOLD, Emporia, Kansas
19 articles 0 photos 6 comments
this was amazinz i loved it and knew what you ment and felt