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A Walk In My Woods

June 2, 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.”

I am a small path in the woods,
Stretching infinitely in both directions,
Forever in the future and the past.
I am a tower,
Reaching towards the sun.
I am a mighty oak,
Remaining tall and strong.
I have firm roots,
But lofty branches.
I am a river,
Crashing and surging,
Constantly moving,
Yet calm and peaceful.
I am the moon,
Waxing and waning,
Shining in its own way.
I am the paper and the pen,
Where honestly flows,
And secrets are held.
I am everything,
And I am nothing.
I am all the intricate pieces of myself,
Yet just a piece to the puzzle.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Sep. 11 2012 at 4:08 pm
Special-Ice-Apples GOLD, Pinedale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is just a word until someone special comes along and gives it a meaning."

"I love walking in the rain, 'cause then no one can tell I'm crying."

"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain."

This was very intresting. I think maybe it could have had a better name, such as 'Intricatley Complicated' or something.

on Sep. 9 2012 at 8:18 pm
the_sky_is_blue GOLD, Reno, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Become the change you want to see"-Mahatma Gandhi

Even though there is no rhyme scheme, this poem flows very nicely.  This is hard to do, but you managed to pull it off nearly flawlessly.  The part that I like most about this poem is that I can't figure out the meaning of it.  I can't tell whether you are writing from a supernatural power's perspective, or whether you are actually writing from your own perspective and using all of the metaphors symbolically...hmmmm...anyways, well done!