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The Next Page

October 23, 2016
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

I took a pen and jotted down 

Each way that I could die. 

Rows filled up the paper, 

Line after line. 


I went down the list, 

Crossed out the things I've tried. 

But all I could see was one blurred word:



My tears marked the page, 

I cried and I cried. 

Ripping it all up

I knew I had to decide. 


So I took a new piece,

The first of an empty book. 

I wrote "Live" on the front,

And that became my hook. 

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