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my name.

February 22, 2009
By Alyssa Smith PLATINUM, Kemp, Texas
Alyssa Smith PLATINUM, Kemp, Texas
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my name is
alyssa, and maybe it means
'hold your breath' or
'chase the stars.' maybe it is
that awkward shyness
of saying hello to someone
for the first time
or the warm feeling
from hugs and held hands.

maybe it means
'maybe my wishes will come true,
someday' or maybe
it is the sound of the wind
caressing leaves and the lullabies
of wind chimes, or maybe
it is the voice inside your head;
the shade of moonlight and

maybe 'alyssa' is a synonym
for hopeful and dreaming and
'full of life'. maybe it is the rush
in your ears while running,
the challenge of catching your breath again;
the music of wishing and the thrill
of living.

or maybe my name is just
and maybe it only means


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on Sep. 9 2011 at 10:44 pm
flowerchild BRONZE, Roanoke, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” -George Bernard Shaw

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” –Jack Kerouac

my name is alyssa too :) I really like this

on Mar. 16 2009 at 11:08 pm
AntoinetteBrandt GOLD, Interlachen, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
In order to gain all, you must risk all.

Funny. My name means the same thing.