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Eyes are Openning

May 20, 2010
By Mackayla SILVER, Ft Collins, Colorado
Mackayla SILVER, Ft Collins, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

How many of us
truely open our eyes
when we are running around
pretending to be busy
with our lives

The people we don't notice
the things we don't see
when we are caught up in our lives
things to do
places to be

Maybe it is that boy
that's always been in your class
but you never noticed him
you were too busy
your life was moving to fast

Stop for a second
open your eyes
don't miss out on opportunity
don't let your life
pass you by

Someone once said
stop and smell the roses
and like the tortous and the hare
the one that moves the fastest
is the one that always loses

So maybe we need to take a second
and not be scared to cry
let out all our feelings
so the world knows who we truely are
before we start to die

Because in the end we all must look
back on what we did with our lives
and everyone wants to say their life was good
that they did everything they wanted
and not have to lie.

The author's comments:
I wrote this one day when i was sitting in my forth period. I had had that class all year with the same people. We were doing speeches that day and this boy got up to speak and I didnt recognize him. I asked my friends if he had always been in our class and they said yes, that is when I realized my eyes werent open. I was going through my days in a fog.

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