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Rest In Peace, Anyways

June 10, 2014
By Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
22 articles 1 photo 60 comments

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

I wish I could mourn for you,
Because I know that's ethical,
But what I really feel for you,
Is strictly inexpressible.
I've seen pictures--heard stories,
Heard your voice once or twice.
You were a cruel, Christian woman.
You were a mother and a wife.
I miss you, I assume.
I liked you I suppose.
My feeling towards you,
Were much too juxtaposed.
But still, I shed tears
When you were shedding blood,
When your car flipped off a cliff,
and we had to pull the plug.

The author's comments:
My step-grandmother got into an accident, but I had never really known her well. While my entire family mourned they got angry with me for not appearing to be as down as them. I tried to force myself to mourn, but my heart didn't correspond.

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on Jun. 25 2014 at 10:25 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Those last few lines just about punched me in the stomach. How awful! I've definitely definitely definitely felt this feeling before! It's the most awkward thing and so difficult to describe, just because you simply don't know what to do with yourself. You, however, seriously can work with words. I thought this poem was simple but also elegant, and it flowed really incredibly well. The rhymes made me want to read it out loud just so the words could tumble off my tongue, but I couldn't because technically I'm supposed to be sleeping. Nonetheless, really cool. The vocab didn't seem out-of-place with this piece, which is awesome that you managed to keep that under control. Sometimes writers use too big of a word for a situation. Like if I just randomly said "consternation" or something. It honestly just fills me with consternation. Whatever, I'm being dumb now. AnyANYway, cool poem. It was quite chilling. Also, I saw your favorite quote on your page. I absolutely love it.