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Waiting for the Sun

September 25, 2011
By nellie321 GOLD, Audubon, Iowa
nellie321 GOLD, Audubon, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Obsession:a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated~Unknown
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest.I run to see who has the most guts,who can punish himself into exhausting pace,and then at the end,punish himself even more~Prefontaine

I’m Tired of walking
I want to run
Tired of shadows
I’m just waiting for the sun

Tired of losing
Why can’t I win?
You force me to conform
I feel pinned

I want to be me
You want me to agree with you
I’m too tired of trying
But I don’t know what else to do

Tired of following
Tired of being behind
I should be in front
Why can’t it be my time?

I love this a lot
I want to be free
To do what I love
And also to be me

It’s been two years
And still no results
I’ve worked my a** off
Trying to impress this dolt

I work and I work
My fingers to the bone
I’ve been so stressed
When I get home

I kick and I scream
Where no one can hear
If she found out
I would be quaking in fear

I’d be out I’d be gone
It might be a relief
Then would go time
And I’d feel grief

I’m Tired of walking
I want to run
Tired of shadows
I’m just waiting for the sun

Is there a bright side?
I guess soon I’ll know
It’s just taking its sweet time
But it almost has to show

I want to know right now
But I guess I have to wait
Good things are worth waiting for
But it might be too late

I want to quit
I want to be free
To get away from this madness
To get away from ‘not me’

I’m tired of waiting
I want to get out
I’m tired of whispering
When all I want to do is SHOUT

If I shout I’m done
If I don’t I’ll explode
I am glad I have friends
I can trust to unload

Tired of trying
I just want to be done
Tired of rumors
I’m just waiting for the sun

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece when a friend of mine, and myself, weren't put on our coed dance team because of our size. We aren't big girls or anything, we just weren't small enough for the guys that are going out. I wasn't accepted for coed the past 2 years because of the other sports I am in, so I was torked about having first and second years put in ahead of me.

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This article has 4 comments.

Risible SILVER said...
on Sep. 27 2011 at 4:35 pm
Risible SILVER, Norwalk, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." -Richard Bach

I really like this! I feel like you run on a bit, but I love the rhythm. 

on Sep. 27 2011 at 12:36 pm
Wow. I really loved this poem. I could definatly relate! You definatly have skills!

on Sep. 27 2011 at 11:35 am
blueiris BRONZE, Dexter, Michigan
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i really love this poem. good work! :D

on Sep. 27 2011 at 6:45 am
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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Wow this is really good! :) It was about something that most people can relate to. I really liked reading it! please keep it up! )O(