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A Girl Named Nothing

January 9, 2014
By BringMeThePiercedSiren PLATINUM, Fairfax, Virginia
BringMeThePiercedSiren PLATINUM, Fairfax, Virginia
24 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There's nothing like a sore stomach from laughing for all the right reasons."-Perks of Being a Wallflower

At the age of one years old
A girl named Nothing drew on the wall
And her parents were so nice to each other
Her sister and brother smoked outside the house
Even though they were only eight.
And Nothing didn’t know why
The house smelled like cleaner.

At the age of four years old
Nothing went to preschool
And she got sent home early for repeating
A bad word that her sister said
And her parents started to hit each other
And Nothing didn’t know why
Her brother went to jail.

At the age of twelve years old
Nothing failed her math class
So her parents yelled and made her study
And her brother came back from jail
And her sister cried about boys too much
And Nothing didn’t know why
People went to hell.

At the age of sixteen years old
Nothing learned to drive
Her mom worked at a nightclub
And her dad married someone who looked like Paris Hilton.
Nothing’s sister married a mean boy
And her brother got beat up
And Nothing didn’t know why
Friendship existed.

At the age of twenty-three years old
Nothing got too sad and cried
And her parents died too early
Her sister lived in a shelter
And her brother hurt himself really bad
And Nothing fell asleep while the car was still running
And Nothing will ever know why
Anything is.

The author's comments:
This is in memory of a girl I knew who passed away a while back. It is in the form of a poem. I hope readers can find comfort knowing that everyone can feel sad sometimes.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Feb. 3 2014 at 4:39 pm
PhoenixTears GOLD, Stansbury Park, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. And then you die." ~Jacob (Twilight)

This is a really good poem, I really like all of your work! 

on Feb. 3 2014 at 4:12 pm
AlaskaGirl GOLD, Klawock, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Screw the shining armor. I will take my man in dirty camo any day"

I'm ganna be honest here, this sort of jerked some tears. I love how you had this set up. It was so meaningful and so very heart felt. 

on Feb. 3 2014 at 2:59 pm
Joob-Stache GOLD, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
16 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be afraid to take a chance, to take a fall, in the end it could be worth it all<3

This is amazing. It gave me chills, it was that good. Fantastic job! 

on Feb. 3 2014 at 11:14 am
Crystallite BRONZE, Santa Elena, Other
2 articles 2 photos 347 comments
the poem sounded great but really sad  

on Feb. 3 2014 at 11:11 am
Castiels.Freaking.Trenchcoat SILVER, Columbiana, Ohio
9 articles 7 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Family don't end with blood, boy." ~Bobby (Supernatural)

I loved it! Nice structure!

on Feb. 1 2014 at 9:50 pm
VincentS BRONZE, Bayside, New York
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments
wow this is great. very talented

on Jan. 14 2014 at 11:06 am
afloridagirl PLATINUM, Port Orange, Florida
22 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Maybe the Journey isn't so much about becoming anything but unbecoming everything that isn't really you

Good poem, it was intresting to read, but very sad.

on Jan. 13 2014 at 9:05 pm
Prattar938 BRONZE, Lacey, Washington
4 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Well done! I like the story of the poem, and it was written fantastically (far better than I could have done :P)! Keep up the good work!