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We Are Visitors

January 21, 2015
By ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
33 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow

In this world we live in, we are all mere visitors,
With passing time & thoughts endearing.
For today is just a speck of sand,
In the glass of time,
& the life we have is but a strand,
In a cloth of infinite twine.
The days we spend are fleeting,
& we all must understand…
That in spite of vigor & lust for fame,
We’re just scribbles in the sand.
This world will not remember us…
When we pass away,
But we remember one another,
On this very day.
I need not have my name in stone,
When my bones grow weak.
But for today my name is known,
& that’s enough for me.

The author's comments:

This poem is about time, & birth, & death & liveing, losing, the whole ball game... How in the grand scheme of things we are specks of specks on the the immortal universe we play guest to. everyone on earth, no matter how young, old, wise or dumb is just a visitor, a passerby, nothing more, nothing less, & all visitors leave one day...

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on Apr. 2 2015 at 11:57 am
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

Super good! very philosophical and you obviously though about this, didn't just come up in a moment. My one critique, you used &. Always use the full word in professional writing. type out the word and. say five hundred not 500 you know? otherwise, I liked it.

on Feb. 5 2015 at 12:51 am
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN

I love this. It reminds me of "The wind and the Rain" by Robert Frost and an opinion piece I wrote, "Life is But a Vapor." Very concise yet well-written