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February 5, 2014
By Authorintraining88 GOLD, Somewhere:p, Massachusetts
Authorintraining88 GOLD, Somewhere:p, Massachusetts
11 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
You are the universe experiencing itself

They say you can’t so you believe them.
They don’t see in you, the reflection of what you struggle to see in yourself.
Those who do see it hide it and bury it inside,
For the fear of letting you know how special you are.
They don’t want you to see your own light,
Because it might shine a little brighter than theirs.
It might reveal the blanketed insecurities they shove onto you.
Forced to carry these insecurities, you assume them to be your own.
Many times this will happen and many times you will silently lift others weight onto your back, weighing it onto your soul.
Eventually, these loads will cause you to stop.
You will find yourself in the middle of a road, an empty hallway, a quiet room, and in solitude you will slowly start to take off each layer of pain that has accumulated on your body and your mind.
You will shake loose old feelings of happiness, and a wave of subtle confidence will wash over you.
You will realize that you were carrying all that weight for nothing.
Those who gave it to you will always carry it. It is not your place to temporarily free them of their weight.
You will learn that it does not matter what others think of you, how many times they put you down. You will not care if people are jealous, frown, jeer, or smirk at you.
Because you love yourself. You do not love yourself because you have to, but because you want to.
You are proud of who you are and how you will grow after you let go of all thoughts telling you to be someone you’re not.
You will stand up tall and march on to face those masked figures who found joy in seeing you crawl.
You will pass them with a smile. Those who are truly happy have no desire for revenge.
From that day on you will carry nothing but a smile on your face.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Feb. 17 2014 at 12:19 pm
MissLizzieGirl GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
16 articles 6 photos 66 comments
You are more than simply an author in training, keep at it.

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on Feb. 16 2014 at 10:55 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

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

A wonderful concept! I love your descriptions, and how you're not afraid to go beyond what's expected. The last line is very memorable; all of it flowed beautifully. Well done with this! :)

on Feb. 14 2014 at 10:18 am
Authorintraining88 GOLD, Somewhere:p, Massachusetts
11 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
You are the universe experiencing itself

Thank you so much! (:

on Feb. 13 2014 at 6:54 pm
xxMedievalShadexx GOLD, Deerfield Beach, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. -Bruce Lee

That's deep, bro. I like it ! Nice vocabulary choice as well. It gives it a much deeper feel in my own opinion.