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Last Day

September 30, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Summer blossomed like rose buds
Upon every branch,
As together we strode
Under tall oak trees.
The leaves were paintings
Left unfinished,
Green melding with brown,
Joy drifting through the breeze.

The girls all giggled by the entrance
As the boys shuffled through the door.
A smile tugged across our lips
That someday
We would be more.

Nothing ever stopped us,
Backpack slung across our backs.
Even during winter
We were the sun,
Concealing our tracks.

And it was this day that I shall not forget
For later,
When the rain started pounding,
A drum against nature’s tune,
Sorrow struck our happiness
Because we were leaving soon.

The hours faded into minutes
Like sunset fades to night;
We counted down our last steps!
We’d never know how much we’d miss
Those younger years of bliss!

The clock ticked gradually
Like time did not exist;
And then we were
Our world
To tumble into
The beast’s
Hungry Jaws.

Years later,
I now walk
The same,
Tall oak trees;
But now I stare
With wide eyes gleaming,
Still hoping
For your smiling face
Dancing in the breeze.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by the last day I attended my old school. :P

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Zoya_Khan GOLD said...
on Nov. 10 2013 at 12:36 pm
Zoya_Khan GOLD, Gujranwala, Other
19 articles 0 photos 420 comments

Favorite Quote:
Where LOGIC ends, FAITH begins.
- Zoya Khan

U r awesome girlie! This is just awesome... Love it :) :) :)

on Oct. 7 2013 at 12:33 pm
The-Noir-Poet GOLD, Sandy, Utah
18 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is part of wisdom never to revisit to a wilderness... To return not only spoils a trip, but also tarnishes a memory." Aldo Leopold

I love oak, I love it so much, # woodworking!!!