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The Mind is a Weapon

June 28, 2011
By MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

Two glazed over eyes,
One half open mouth,
A head cocked to the side,
A quickly fading shout.
What are people afraid of zombies
When we have become them ourselves?

A brilliant flower,
A refreshing breeze,
A blinding sun,
A towering tree.
Why do all these things exist
If not to take our breath away?

An empty smile,
An envious glance,
A sudden shudder,
A half-hearted laugh.
Why do we move
Without a purpose?

Two eyes opened wide,
A sharp-tongued mouth,
A head high and alert,
A forever echoing shout.
Why aren’t there more people
Who are alive?

...My God, has the sky always been so beautiful?

The author's comments:
"A certain recluse, I know not who, once said that no bonds attached him to this life, and the only thing he would regret leaving was the sky."
--Kenko Yoshida

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