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Thank You

June 12, 2010
By Shayna121 GOLD, Port Charlotte, Florida
Shayna121 GOLD, Port Charlotte, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.

Thank you
for being there.
Thank you
for how much you cared.
Thank you
for using me.
Thank you
for taking advantage of my family.
Thank you
for your crafty acts.
Thank you
for the creativity you lack.
Thank you
for hiding the true you.
Thank you
for not having a clue.
Thank you
because now I know,
just how far I will never go.
Thank you
because now I see,
how to oppose the monster you set me up to be.
Thank you
because I would never let my temper flare,
like yours did, I would never dare.
Thank you
because I'm the strongest I've been,
between you and me I'd always win.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Thank you for showing me,
the opposite person I should be.

The author's comments:
This is totally and completely directed to my father, Karlo. It is a piece about pain, and there was a lot of sarcasm intended. I will not go into the specific reasons of this piece.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Jul. 26 2011 at 4:27 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
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It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

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Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

i really like this and its seems very close to your heart and feeled with sad emotion. I agree the sarcasm is obvious and it shapes the poem, good work! :)

julian GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 3:05 pm
julian GOLD, Eugene, Oregon
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The goal is not about living forever, the goal is about creating something that can.

I like how you formatted this poem with the "thank you's". The sarcasm was obvious, and yet it really helped strengthen the poem. Beautiful work!

on Jul. 16 2011 at 2:10 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Sarcasm is one of the best and I like this poem. I could relate and dedicate this to a lot of people.

on Jul. 14 2011 at 8:06 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Great poem!  I like the repetitive 'thank you'; it adds a certain rhythm.  Excellent work!