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She Equals Me MAG

August 30, 2009
By Burkey Koontz BRONZE, Decatur, Georgia
Burkey Koontz BRONZE, Decatur, Georgia
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how I forget that she equals me:
no more 5:30 morning cartoons, instead a sleepless face
no more gold rings, no more open doors
instead vacuuming spiders on a Saturday afternoon
no more watercolor dreams, no more blue fluorescent night-light
instead that pitch black that strikes a deeper chord

and they say that people will start getting smarter
but insecurity sticks on us still; what they give we consume
they give us adulthood, and we plaster it on our faces
a facade in the suburbs, girls in a line
we used to play Life, now we live the life we're supposed to live
no more Disney princesses and G movies
instead life gives us hard R

when I look into her eyes I sometimes remember
that that little girl plus time equals me
a someone who gets very little sleep
staring into abysses, staring into the deep
there're girls out there who have amnesia
we've lost our memory
no more love
no more love
no more love
I've forgotten who I used to be

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on Jan. 7 2010 at 4:50 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

wowwwww. this is amazing. i love it. Its so powerful. wooowwww.

on Jan. 1 2010 at 6:11 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
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Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

Wow this was so amazing. Your prose struck me so hard, and I can relates so well to this. Simply amazing. I love the line,

"no more watercolor dreams, no more blue flourescent night-light

instead that pitch black strikes a deeper cord".

Again, I love it! Keep on writing!