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As I walk through the city
our bucolic memories haunt me
and the street lights light up my shame.
Together we were idyllic
as we pirouetted into the lake.
The trickles of water were ornate
and copied the silhouette of our bodies.
The sound of the water was my soul
and the bitter cold was knowing this couldn't last.
Still I confessed my faith in you
and moonlight provided a spark in us.
We slow danced to the silence of the woods
under stars that looked like fireworks.
As clear as a photo on my dashboard
I see you and I nightswimming in September.
I'd like to go back to Georgia
and follow the path of memories,
but they'd be rouge and slip through my pale fingers.
An abyss of the disheartened
would be our picturesque lake.
So tonight I walk through the city
and the moon reflects a quiet night
where two complex beings went nightswimming.
Fort Worth, Texas
West Jordan, Utah
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
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"We make up horrors to help us escape from the real ones."- Stephen King
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry. I want danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."- Aldous Huxley
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"
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"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
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"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."
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"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas
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The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.
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"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
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Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.
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"I will work harder" (animal farm boxer the horse)
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Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”
The only suggestion I would make is to use a little more punctuation, especially when dropping the lines.
Very good, I hope to see more work like this (no pressure) :)
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"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy
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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou
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“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski
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May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini
Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo
Idiots rely on luck.
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"The strength of the pack is the wolf
And the strength of the wolf is the pack."