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What I Am...

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hippie_teen
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since 05-18-2000
Posts 18
Escondido, CA, USA


0 posted 05-22-2000 03:12 AM       View Profile for hippie_teen   Email hippie_teen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hippie_teen

I used to be a good kid.
A good son.
A good person.

I used to be very happy,
Very content,
Very fortunate.

I used to be quite respectable,
Quite upstanding,
Quite proud.

I am now, a pathetic, young adult.
An abandoned child,
A battered soul.

I am now, beyond anger,
Beyond depression,
Beyond fortune.

I am now, extremely irresponsible,
Extremely paranoid,
Extremely ashamed…

But why must it end there?
Why can not it change yet again?
Soon, I will be better than I am now, or ever was.

(Pardon this expression of emotion if it does not reach you, but it’s here for a reason, I assure you.  If it means nothing to you, discard it from your mind as if it were your computer’s recycle bin.  But for those who relate to it, I hope you see my point;

Life is built on not one, not two, but an infinite amount of cycles that rebirth themselves, and spawn entirely new ones.  This happens to you everyday, but you’re too caught up in your work or school life to ever notice it.  If you slow down enough, and gaze upon your life, like a bed of stars, you will see how truly beautiful, your life is.  But much like clouds, daily routines can act like a haze, making it impossible see yourself, but you must remember that even the thickest of fogs eventually fade away, but the stars will ALWAYS be there.)

© Copyright 2000 Nathan Preston Langford - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


1 posted 05-22-2000 05:19 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Well, hello, Hippie_teen.  I do not
see why anyone would heed an explanation
of this poem.  Life is just an ever
changing battle with fun and misery each
to come in time -----

Wonderful poem, I really enjoyed it. It
was well written and needed no explanation

netswan
MagnoliaBlue
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since 05-12-2000
Posts 387


2 posted 05-23-2000 12:54 AM       View Profile for MagnoliaBlue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MagnoliaBlue

VERY WELL DONE!! Congrats!

netswan is correct...no explanation needed.

I REALLY like it!!

MBlue


 
hippie_teen
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since 05-18-2000
Posts 18
Escondido, CA, USA


3 posted 05-23-2000 07:59 AM       View Profile for hippie_teen   Email hippie_teen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hippie_teen

Thank you very much for saying such wonderful things.
SpitFire
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since 04-19-2000
Posts 2428


4 posted 05-23-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~First may I say,...thank you for posting this.  Next,...I can so relate...it's truly a great read.  Enjoyed much. *Hang in there. *Peace.
Parker
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since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


5 posted 05-23-2000 11:56 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Hey hip i'm hip to this one. This was a great read, and the after comments too.
I can say so much about my life in comparison to this poem and your comments.
But I won't bore you with the details.
Great job.... keep them coming.

Parker
Cerenity
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since 02-16-2000
Posts 2712
Escondido-California


6 posted 05-24-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Hippie,

WONDERFUL and very wise, you are something special my dear, awesome read...

Love,  Cerenity
 
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