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Have You Ever Felt Like A Rock?

February 20, 2015
By DanceOfBlades PLATINUM, Springfield, Virginia
DanceOfBlades PLATINUM, Springfield, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first Law of Equivalent Exchange."

Have you ever felt like a rock?
Worn away by the river’s current,
Forever stuck in the same place
Until the river came to flood you elsewhere
Until a tennis shoe decided to beat you around.
Have you ever felt like a rock?
You never really belonged anywhere—
They could pick you up from the pier
Hurl you into a pond some meters away
And it would make no difference.
The idle grass rooted in the soil
The decaying maple leaves
—All of them have a true home
But what do you have?
You’re just a rock.
You don’t have a home.
You don’t belong anywhere special.
How does it feel to be a rock?
No will to do as you please
At least, no will that could make a difference.
At the end of each day, it’s still the same.
These wishes don’t matter—
You’re only a little rock.

The author's comments:

There are times when we all feel powerless and insignificant, just like a rock on the ground.

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