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Things Left Unsaid

February 25, 2013
By SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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What I would do to have the courage of a lion
To stand up for my herd
To put my life on the line
But it’s not easy being a lion

What I would do to have the buoyancy of a glacier
To float above the storms of life
To bounce back up when pushed underneath
But it’s not easy being a glacier

What I would do to have the resiliency of an ant
To be so small and yet so big
To change the world one breadcrumb at a time
But it’s not easy being an ant

Maybe, if I could be like these things
Then she would be holding my hand
She would be reading my notes
She would be smelling my flowers

But instead, she’s smelling his

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on Mar. 5 2013 at 11:46 am
HLNewcomer GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The Dyings have been too deep for me, and before I could raise my Heart from one, another has come."

-Emily Dickinson

This is really good. It conveys so many emotions so very well. The metaphors are wonderful and relatable. I really like this. 

Would you mind reading some of my poetry? I would love your opionion. 

on Mar. 5 2013 at 10:30 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is beautiful!! You're middle stanza was very striking and thought-provoking! :)

on Mar. 3 2013 at 2:36 am
Lil_Miss_Turtle BRONZE, Klamath Falls, Oregon
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I love this. I love the images that came to mind while reading this. Beautiful. :)