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I Forgot

May 29, 2014
By PhoenixTears GOLD, Stansbury Park, Utah
PhoenixTears GOLD, Stansbury Park, Utah
11 articles 6 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. And then you die." ~Jacob (Twilight)

Sometimes, you just forget. You forget your car keys. You forget your grocery list, or your favorite sunglasses. You forget to feed that monotonous little fish who swims laps around his tank carelessly. Even though these forgotten things aren't terribly important, some forgotten things are.

I was sitting in class, twiddling my thumbs, and staring blankly at the slideshow my teacher was presenting. Once in awhile, I'd glance over at one of my self-proclaimed friends. All of them had a look on their face that said, "What the hell is wrong with you?" I figured maybe they didn't like the way I did my hair that day. All well.

As the day progressed, I kept getting these strange glances, and finally Emily asked if I was alright.

"Yeah, of course I am. Why wouldn't I be?"

"You just look... Well, upset. Are you sure you're okay?"

It was just then that I finally realized why I was given so many odd glances, and people trying to speak tenderly to me.

I forgot to smile.

The author's comments:
Sometimes, you just forget to keep the act up.

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This article has 3 comments.

ipnvoiune said...
on Sep. 12 2014 at 11:09 am
why you so negative?

on Jul. 19 2014 at 12:56 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I think most of the world forgets to really smile. ^_^ they should really smile. I like it; great job!!! Thanks for sharing this!!!

on Jul. 18 2014 at 8:14 pm
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

Ehhh. This is alright. But, a self-proclaimed friend that isn't really a friend wouldn't care if you weren't smiling, so maybe you're just looking at the negatives instead of looking at any positives. Oh yeah, and hi.