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Lest We Wake The SLeeping Child

April 15, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


When quite sleep and sound aloft,
You won’t hear the bombs go off
Your corpse will dry and decompose
Before it has a chance to rot.
While you wait for your wounds to heal
All of your scabs will begin to peel,
And scorch under a sun that haunts you
While you try to pretend this isn’t real.
Among oak trees you see yourself tall
Always condescending and looking down.
Battered bruised and beaten down.
Tell me how tall are you now?
Who have you been seeking out
Who will save you when this begins
Where were you hiding when this started
And where will you go once this ends.
How on earth will you start anew
And who will you go running to
Who is going to build you up
When none of your roots pull through.
What you need is a place to sleep,
To recoup and shake this off.
Perhaps you can stay with me,
While you recoup and shake this off.
I know you’ve been through a lot.
Your soul is wretched and withered.
All your life you’ve been a boiling pot.
Remove the top and let it simmer.
Wipe that pale face from your face
Because my place is your new place
Now remove your ears and turn them off
So you wont hear the bombs go off.



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on Aug. 11 2010 at 5:14 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Masked caveman busts through the wall of dreamflashes' room and shoots the roses with a buzooka. dreamflash falls to the ground and weeps. boosflash teleports in the room and puts thy hand upon dreamflashs' shoulder. dreamy looks up to see booses' face. "nope," boos says, "cant take it that far."

on Aug. 10 2010 at 11:25 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I LOVE roses, I wouldn't give them back, i'd keep them in a bowl in my room so that when the rose petals dry, I can run my hand through them and my room will smell like roses...

on Aug. 8 2010 at 9:30 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i just feel like i gave you some pretty flowers and you'e like "here, take your stupid roses!"

on Aug. 6 2010 at 11:53 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

[sticks tongue out insolently] 

on Aug. 5 2010 at 11:02 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

(frown)...

on Aug. 4 2010 at 6:11 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Eh, I don't feel like it right now...

on Aug. 3 2010 at 2:30 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

whatever makes you happy captain.

on Aug. 2 2010 at 6:11 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

This is true, I suppose.  So this means I could talk about the bottle and the floor?

on Jul. 29 2010 at 9:35 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

youre so hilarious"the monkeys and the captains". i had to come back captain, i just had to.

on Jul. 29 2010 at 9:34 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

its not random, i'm always referring to the captain and the monkey. its not random if you understand what the monkey actually is.

on Jul. 29 2010 at 5:21 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Yes you have, but you're being random with the monkeys and the captains and the spontaneous jokes.  Not that that's a bad thing, I rather like it, but, still, it's random.

on Jul. 26 2010 at 1:52 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

actually I'm not random, have I not always answered or respondonized you captain.

on Jul. 18 2010 at 8:12 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Haha, I guess this is true.  I guess I just said "speaking of mushrooms" because I knew you wouldn't know what I meant, and so it would seem totally random.  I was trying to be unpredictable.  Like you.

on Jul. 18 2010 at 5:35 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

oh sure, like shorterning the post was your first priority....:(

on Jul. 9 2010 at 12:21 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Oh, that question.  I suppose it's because I just didn't want to talk about it, since I disagree with you, and I already debate a lot with someone else about a lot of matters, and I didn't want to make the post any longer than it was.

on Jul. 8 2010 at 11:24 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

is this the part where you answer my question? reread me captain.

on Jul. 7 2010 at 8:55 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Ahhhh...well, "speaking of mushrooms" is something to say when there's nothing else to say to transfer to another topic of interest.

on Jul. 6 2010 at 8:17 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

you're the one who started talking about mushrooms and changing the subject, then i just said you should be more straightfoward. i never suggested anything. now reanswer me captain.

on Jul. 6 2010 at 9:21 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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learn from your past to live for the future.

You were the one that suggested it!

on Jul. 6 2010 at 1:06 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

well sure but why do you feel the need to change the subject just because i said you're not dumb and strange?