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I Tripped

September 7, 2009
By Nina_Care SILVER, Colfax, California
Nina_Care SILVER, Colfax, California
6 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is a many splendored thing, Love lifts us up where we belong, All you need is love!"

So there’s this unfortunate thing that happens to me. When I’m walking, I never walk a straight line. I just can’t do it, there’s no need for me to. And besides, straight lines are grotesquely boring. So I’ll stray off of the main pathway, something I’ve gotten good at. Maybe some people will get mad at me and tell me to get back on it. And I will, for a little while. But I won’t ever stay on it. Like I said, too boring. But then there are people like you. I’ll be walking fine, but then I’ll step off the path and trip. I tend to trip a lot. But usually, after tripping so many times, I can catch myself, regain my balance, and continue walking in whatever direction I had initially intended to go in. But every once in awhile, when things change, I’ll trip badly. And then I’ll fall. I’ll fall absurdly hard. And sometimes when I fall it’s really hard for me to figure out how to get back up and keep walking.

I fell… for you.
And I have no intention of getting back up.

The author's comments:
So. I'm going to be DEAD honest. I am clumsy as you know what. The person that inspired this piece has read it, but guess what... he has no CLUE it was written for him. I hope you like this :)

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on Aug. 15 2012 at 9:55 am
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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"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 this is short and sweet! I loved the end as well as the whole thing! Amazing

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on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:41 am
Regia SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
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Wow! Great job writing this! So sweet and funny and well-written. Thank you for writing this. :)

on Dec. 30 2010 at 8:43 pm
KaylynVictoria SILVER, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Always keep your head up so you never have an excuse to look down at yourself(:

this is so cool. And true at the same time. adore it!!

on Jun. 15 2010 at 8:15 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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Aha wow. I do this too, you sound ALOT like me... love your work :)

on Jun. 3 2010 at 9:42 pm
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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this is really funny and i can kind of picute the kind of guy in this poem. good job

on Dec. 21 2009 at 11:02 pm
loveibanez BRONZE, Maumee, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" -Ben Franklin

INSANE. I love it so much! Keep doing whatever you are doing, ahhh! I just want to read it over and over again!

on Sep. 28 2009 at 10:10 am
EHunt96 PLATINUM, Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."

I LOVED THIS. I feel the exact same way about some guy too, but I am not sure he feels the same way. He might, but I am confused.

Keep up the good work!!!!!

on Sep. 27 2009 at 5:01 pm
aspiring.author.09 PLATINUM, Beaumont, Other
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I too have written something similar to this...but the person it's about it too much of a jerk to read my real feelings. Great piece, keep it up!