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Life's Like a Box Of Chocolates

April 6, 2012
By AngelsLullaby GOLD, Neverland, Idaho
AngelsLullaby GOLD, Neverland, Idaho
12 articles 7 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music is a higher revelation from wisdom and philosophy. ~Ludwig Von Beethoven

Life is like a box of chocolates.
Some of your choices result in something delicious.
And then some result in something nasty.
But it’s those bad choices
That makes us more cautious about the next isn’t it?
If it wasn’t for those random bad choices,
We’d be unwavering and just jump into other important conclusions.
Now being firm in your decisions isn’t necessarily a bad thing
But it is wise to think through these verdicts first.
And be grateful for the poor judgments and miscalculation
We’ve all had them. Right?
Yes they are difficult to live with,
But those wrong turns and blunders
Are what have molded us into
The amazing beings we are today.
Bold, creative, opinionated, bubbly, crazy, caring, humble, wild, quiet.
You know who you are.
So remember the next time you bite into a chocolate
And discover a foul flavor that leaves a harsh after taste
There’s only one box: one life.
Don’t waste your time sulking and regretting the bad choices
Because they have created a beautiful being.

The author's comments:
Someone very special to me inspired this piece. She's made some bad choices in her life, but if it wasn't for those choices, she wouldn't be the amazing woman in my life today. Love you mom <3

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This article has 5 comments.

butterfly123 said...
on May. 27 2012 at 10:30 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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of course it can be changed! the whole theme and idea is awesome ! but it would certainly work better as an article :D

on May. 25 2012 at 10:20 pm
wordjunkie BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

I agree that this might be better as a fiction peice, it's kind of conversational. But, it's good. Interesting simile.

on May. 19 2012 at 1:28 pm
AngelsLullaby GOLD, Neverland, Idaho
12 articles 7 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music is a higher revelation from wisdom and philosophy. ~Ludwig Von Beethoven

Yeah I started it as a poem but towards the middle that kind of changed. Can I change it from a poem to fiction or is it stuck like this? lol. Thanks for the feedback Leafy and Hippiechick99 :)

leafy said...
on May. 19 2012 at 8:42 am
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Very nice job! I love Forrest Gump :). However, maybe this article, instead of being a free verse poem, could be a piece of flash fiction? Just a suggestion - overall, good job

on Apr. 10 2012 at 7:52 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Wow, I really liked the depth of this poem. I actually clicked on it because I thought it was going to be a funny poem, but I was pleasently surprised. Keep up the good work 5/5.