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As Long as it Needed to be

July 19, 2009
By one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
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I awe I gazed into the heart
Of the green, luscious field.
My eyes widened,
As further I kneeled.

I grasped the precious flower
In the palm of my hand.
It blew away
Into the depths of the sand.

I thought it was mine,
But I suppose I was wrong.
I let it slip away,
Though I had been watching it for so long.

I couldn't have kept it forever,
Yet I'm still satisfied.
It was there as long as it needed to be,
To bring me a smile and a heartwarming sigh.

The author's comments:
Sometimes we are introduced to different situations or people in our lives. We can't make all the good things last forever, but we can make the best of them, and be grateful that we experienced them. I actually wrote this piece about one of my old boyfriends.

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on May. 17 2010 at 9:33 pm
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

I really, really love this poem. great job-truly. keep writing