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For Maddy

September 5, 2011
By GOLD, Potomac, Maryland GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."
— A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
"writing is a struggle against silence" carlos fuentos
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

For Maddy

Her life, immortalized in me and pen
Fills mine with meaning
And through her I can find myself again

Surrounded by a sickly mother
Who tried to take the best of me
she did what she thought would bring me further

I had the option to leave everything I knew
And start again, away from my own devil
but my new family, too, whom she slew

Pulling out that gun and the firing started
Was it a spur of the moment thing?
Different targets, but it still hit my heart

And in trying to keep me to herself
She broke the only thing keeping me there; her own spell

The author's comments:
the "Maddy" referred to in the title is the main character in a book called Hereafter

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on Oct. 18 2011 at 7:53 pm
austenite77 GOLD, Appleton, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Die my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do

I liked this a lot, for some reason it soudned almost Shakspearean to me. I love Shakspeare!

on Oct. 11 2011 at 8:06 pm
ChocoMint SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time." - Anonymous

"Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear." - Anonymous

Very good description for a poem and great rythm.  I think that the last verse could be made into two though.  Great job!  <><