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A Way Out

May 31, 2012
By jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It makes me happy when I see teenage girls who clearly don't fit in, gives me hope that the future might still have personality" - Haley Williams

“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”

Take me away, away, away
Take me out this place,
I don’t want to stay.
Take me to the mountains,
Take me to the bay,
Take me anywhere but here,
Because I don’t want to stay.
Here memories follow too close,
And the skies are too blue,
So take me somewhere good,
Because I want to start anew.
If I leave now,
I may stand a chance,
We could leave tonight,
We wouldn’t give it a second glance.
Please take me away,
I don’t want to stay.

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on Sep. 9 2012 at 9:15 pm
the_sky_is_blue GOLD, Reno, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Become the change you want to see"-Mahatma Gandhi

What makes this poem good is that you are able to manipulate your words to convey your emotion.  Though I didnt like the last two lines, (they somehow felt out of place), the poem as a whole is very well done.  Keep writing and I'll keep reading!

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 6 2012 at 11:44 am
I love the clarity of thought and single-mindedness of purpose here. I can tell exactly what you want to do and your reasoning behind it. Great work! :D