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WestSide

May 4, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen


Born as a cowboy

Around the city

Livin on base

The defenders with me

Father spent his time overseas

While im livin

On the west side of the country

When i was young

Id wake up early

Taps would play 

And there im listening

Hand on my heart

Hoping and praying

That its another day

That maybe just maybe hes okay

Soon he'll be by my side

For birthdays or christmas

Or a subtle random time

This one goes to my dad

Over there

Whats left in the desert 

Of him i swear

Theres holes and gaps he will never fill

But maybe just maybe 

I’ll remember the thrill

Of every day he would come home

Open his arms and hug me tight

Love you dad, every day and night


The author's comments:

My father spent 10 years in the US military. Thanks dad, for defending our nation and always coming home to me.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 2 at 7:26 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

This is so touching...Dads are always the best...👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻