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I Know

August 22, 2011
By ninjamuffin SILVER, Billings, Montana
ninjamuffin SILVER, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway."
Mother Teresa

"What do you know?" You say,
"You're only young
What do you know about pain or the taste of love?
What do you know of living?
And tears,
And dreams,
And fears,
And secret things?
What do you know of life,
Of death,
Of songs,
And breath?
You cannot know, you have not yet lived!”

I may be young, but still I know,
I have felt more pain than some,
I know the taste of love in my heart, though not on my tongue,
And that to live you must have joy,
And to smile through my tears,
To chase my dreams and face my fears,
I know more secrets than you can tell!
I know the shortness of life and the surprise of death,
I know to dance to every song,
And the sacredness of every breath!
Maybe I have not had much chance to do,
But when I am where you are now,
I know I’ll know more than you.

The author's comments:
This is to the people that don't take you seriously because you are young.

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This article has 3 comments.

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Sep. 10 2011 at 4:25 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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I loved this-your writing style is fantastic! There were one or two lines I thought could have flowed better, but other than that this was really well written. Keep writing!

on Sep. 10 2011 at 1:29 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Beautiful! I have only one suggestion. Maybe you could change lines 5-8 to begin with "of" instead of "and". I love how you respond in the second verse to each point made in the first verse.

msn9896 GOLD said...
on Sep. 4 2011 at 7:54 pm
msn9896 GOLD, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet

Loved it :) I might have done the spacing a bit different but the language is beautiful.