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How The Time Passes.

January 26, 2013
By Shelby Mills BRONZE, Rootstown, Ohio
Shelby Mills BRONZE, Rootstown, Ohio
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Have you ever just had one of those days when you wore a masked smile?

Said so little, and went unnoticed?

Claimed to be really tired, but in all honesty, you were just genuinely sad?
Have you ever had one of those weeks?

One of those months?

It's funny how time passes so quickly, with a notice of leave.
It's ironic that life can just seem to be a lifetime away.

The deep sadness is not sudden as lightning,
but more like the slow roll of distant thunder.
It is a curtain slowly drawn at the end of the final act.

It is a slow fade into a welcoming darkness.
It is sympathetic to how you feel.
It understands you.
Your friend is what it becomes.

It hands your hand,
kisses your forehead,
makes you tea.
It never fails you,
is always with you,
steady as the beating waves.

It's funny how the time has passed.
Everything around you seems like glass,


and surreal.

Afraid to leave the darkness,
I fear the rejection that the light has to offer.
Afraid to leave my shell,
I remain in my shadow dwellings.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Feb. 2 2013 at 12:56 am
sadesdd DIAMOND, Elma, Iowa
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YES!!!!! Amazing poem, different yet so true! I've had those days you talk about! Great great job REALLY!

on Jan. 30 2013 at 3:33 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Great, beautiful poem. I feel this way too. 

jess14 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 30 2013 at 12:08 pm
jess14 BRONZE, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve"

i can really relate to this. i love the words you used, amazing job!

on Jan. 30 2013 at 9:25 am
CariePierce BRONZE, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination rules the world." -Napoleon Bonaparte

I know exactly how you feel. This piece is incedibly beautiful, and I love the layout! Please keep writing. I can't wait for future works of yours.