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December 10, 2008
By Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl." ~Paper Towns

I met you at Jessica’s fourteenth birthday party,
where we stayed up all night on the couch.
I don’t remember a word of what we talked about
but I can still see you there, with the blanket on your lap,
and you were laughing. Always laughing.
I’m glad we became best friends.

I was there for your fifteenth birthday –
we watched “Flushed Away” at the Grand.
We laughed about it as we ate cake
in the glass party room where everyone could see us.
I’m sure that if they noticed you, what they saw was that
you were so alive.

You were there when I turned fifteen, and we ate at Friday’s.
I took a picture of you there.
Your dad has it now, he keeps it with him.
And I haven’t eaten there since.

Jessica didn’t celebrate her fifteenth birthday the same –
by then, you were gone.

For your sixteenth birthday, all your friends gathered
at your grave, and we wrote you notes.
We rolled them up tight and put them in balloons.
We sent the balloons away and pretended
you would get them.

I turned sixteen.
I lit a candle; I wished you were there.

Saturday is your seventeenth birthday.
And it’s hard to believe.
This year, I think we will try to forget.
But your impact, it’s still here.
It’s like tiny craters in my skin.
And I will always remember you,
through all the years.
Through all the

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on Oct. 13 2014 at 11:16 am
gaabbbeeee_ BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OldYoungOne said...
on Nov. 26 2012 at 9:34 pm
The words written reflect a deep emotion inside you or the inspiration you got to wite this is even deeper. You did an excellemt job of combing the innocence of a child that progresses in a teen.

byebye said...
on Oct. 1 2012 at 4:45 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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This was lovely. Funny, I actually wrote a piece called Happy Birthday recently! I really enjoyed this; beautiful.

on Oct. 1 2012 at 12:22 pm
Moobyboo BRONZE, Norridge, Illinois
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simply beautiful

on Sep. 9 2012 at 1:44 pm
LOLOU BRONZE, Mount Lebanon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
only one thing makes a dream impossible , the fear of failure !

wow ....cant say more this is just too perfect ...nd am sorry for the birthday and for ur friend !

irishlass317 said...
on Jul. 27 2012 at 1:12 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

Omigosh this is soooo amazing. It literally took my breath away!! Great job, and keep writing!! :-) <3

on Jul. 5 2012 at 10:46 am
MikaylaT BRONZE, Exeter, New Hampshire
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
In that moment, I swear we were infinite.

This was amazing, it really hit home to me. I loved the simile "like tiny craters in my skin." Very creative!

on Jun. 13 2012 at 9:21 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

wow that was really touching and really great!!

on Jun. 13 2012 at 5:46 pm
TMarie42 SILVER, Orland, California
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Favorite Quote:
Pulvis et umbra sumus.

Very beautiful.

on May. 22 2012 at 11:20 am
mindless_dreaming BRONZE, Wyckoff, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"May make my heart as a millstone, set my face as a flint, Cheat and be cheated, and die: who knows? We are ashes and we are dust." -Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 'Maud'

beautiful and touching, i got chills. this poem is beautiful, i'm sorry for the loss<3

Pragya BRONZE said...
on Mar. 23 2012 at 4:24 am
Pragya BRONZE, Bhopal, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The purpose of life is a Life of purpose.

Really Heart touching.

Beautiful Poem.

on Mar. 17 2012 at 9:11 pm
unsimplysara BRONZE, Burbank, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." --Psalm 37:4

Wow--chills! I'm glad you were able to express your thoughts so beautifully

Rowan14 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 17 2012 at 12:06 pm
Rowan14 BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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This poem is so lovely and heart breaking. I felt everything with the protagoinist, and that's really good writing.

on Jan. 11 2012 at 9:07 am
cebomar9 BRONZE, Brownsburg, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" -Philippians 4:13

seriously this is amazing and beautiful keep writing

on Sep. 28 2011 at 8:33 am
Countrylife4 GOLD, Maine
11 articles 4 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday soon we're gonna catch that dream we've been chasing"
"Seven days without a horse makes one weak."
"The worst part of riding is when you dismount."

Insult my clothes, I say, “Okay, thanks for the compliment.”
Insult the way I look, I say, “Thanks for notifying me.”
Mock me and say riding isn’t a sport, and I’ll say,”You say that ’cause you can’t ride.” But before you make fun of my horse, make sure you have “911″ on your speed dial.

i know who your talking about. I heard a lot about her, I'm soo sorry for your lost. :'(

on Sep. 9 2011 at 2:27 pm
alohagirl7 GOLD, Klawock, Alaska
14 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"no guy is worth your tears but the one who is wont make u cry"
"your just a guy, nothing more and nothing less"

i literally got goosebumps. not even kidding, at first i was wondering where this poem was going, then it hit me, right then and there the hairs on my arms and back stood up. i love it.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:30 am
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
24 articles 0 photos 382 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

This brings tears to my eyes. Utterly beautiful, I honestly hope that this is made up, not based on a real life occurence.

Would you please read some of my work, rate, and comment? especially my two attempts at poetry ("For What Have All These People Died", and "The Violinist").

on Jul. 30 2011 at 1:29 pm
devikaarora GOLD, New Delhi, Hawaii
17 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dont tell me sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon !

THis person.. the protagonist.. is definitely so special!

on Jul. 8 2011 at 11:11 am
dolphin13 BRONZE, North St. Paul, Minnesota
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So Sad! I don't know what I would do if I lost my best friend. Stay strong and keep on writing!

Sami-Boo said...
on Jul. 6 2011 at 2:49 pm
Sami-Boo, Live Oak, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“Let the losers worry about losin’.”
"Live the life you wanna live,Be the person you wanna remember,make decisions make mistakes,and if you fall at least you tried"