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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 Jul. 3 2010 at 7:47 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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learn from your past to live for the future.

I could...but then that would be implying that your words were pointless, and that's not very nice

on Jul. 2 2010 at 6:55 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

what exactly are we trying to accomplish? you could just say"now i'm going to change the subject".

on Jul. 1 2010 at 5:23 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

This is a situation where one would say "speaking of mushrooms" and totally change the subject....it's an old family thing, and it works every time!

on Jul. 1 2010 at 3:06 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

you're not dumb and strange, I just like not saying much when i dont know what to say. i didnt mean "right" like "yeah you idiot", i meant it like"right" "so whats next", or"so what do i do with this giant ostrich-hound they just gave me...

on Jun. 30 2010 at 8:20 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I'm sorry, I can't help it if I'm dumb and strange!

on Jun. 28 2010 at 1:32 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

....right.....

on Jun. 28 2010 at 10:39 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

oh, duh (again)

on Jun. 27 2010 at 12:40 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

(i'll name them if you really want to go there).......that aren't what you said, just a few. not annoying captain:)

on Jun. 25 2010 at 3:47 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

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learn from your past to live for the future.

that........what?  (this could get annoying very fast)

on Jun. 21 2010 at 6:00 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

that's just about everything on teenink, but there are a few on here that......

on Jun. 20 2010 at 12:25 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

yes, some people write about roses and blood and heartbreak and tears and through it all they really meant that they dropped their beer can and had to throw it out....pathetic use for poetry

on Jun. 20 2010 at 3:28 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

me too, only because it would help me better understand myself, or confuse me to the death.

on Jun. 11 2010 at 7:22 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

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learn from your past to live for the future.

I wish more people wrote like you.  Enough said.

on May. 24 2010 at 11:11 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

um, star captain-could you please read stormhawks and tell me what you think? i'm just curious cause nobodys commented on it....

on May. 24 2010 at 10:38 pm
faypirate23 DIAMOND, Fayetteville, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Take the road less traveled by.

DO your DANCE this was great

unique SILVER said...
on May. 22 2010 at 10:24 am
unique SILVER, Mobile, Alabama
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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding, in all your ways take notice of him and he himself will make your paths straight.









Proverbs 3: 5-6

wow!! ok thats kinda crazy lol

on May. 20 2010 at 9:47 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

"they dont know what gender really means for this world. the ones who do know have to unknow. they just have to." sshhhh.....

unique SILVER said...
on May. 20 2010 at 9:27 pm
unique SILVER, Mobile, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding, in all your ways take notice of him and he himself will make your paths straight.









Proverbs 3: 5-6

lol im a girl but thank u.

on May. 16 2010 at 11:08 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

now i remember you. youre that "they cant think any worse of me than i already think in my head" guy. man you write some really good stuff. its like you kicked self esteem right in the eye. good stuff man. good stuff.

on May. 16 2010 at 11:04 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

alot much youre welcome very. thank you for your input captain. i'm happy to know you think my writing is unique.