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This Is Where I Stand

June 10, 2014
By Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

If the tip breaks from the pencil,
There's tension in my chest
Because I drench paper with spirit,
And my heart's address.
I'm the president of my mind,
And the queen of my heart
So I can announce where to stop,
And declare where to start.
Since my head is a battlefield
Pounding with mistrust,
And my face is a novel
with years of gathered dust,
Real love may not follow me
Through and through,
But my words are my temple
So only they will do.

The author's comments:
This is what writing is to me. This work was previously published by me on Allpoetry.

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