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The Riptide Effect

September 11, 2015
By SammieLoue GOLD, Granger, Indiana
SammieLoue GOLD, Granger, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
As freshmen we looked at the seniors and said, "someday that will be me." As seniors we look at the freshmen and ask, "wasn't that just yesterday?"
-Sammie Loue

I’ve always known grief to be a funny thing
That it comes in waves but was never constant
But until now I had never felt the riptide effect
The current that pulls you away form the shore of hope
And the pain that holds you under threatens to ruin you
Your lungs burn and muscles ach as you try to save yourself
When you finally break free
The shore isn’t too far off
And you almost make it
Until a wave crashes over you and the riptide catches its prey once more
This is what grief does to you
And no longer will you see the shore

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on Sep. 14 2015 at 10:27 am
Darius_Nobles GOLD, San Angelo, Texas
17 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Today you are you, and that's truer than true. There's no one alive that's youer than you." Dr. Seuss Please Leave Constructive Criticism, There's always room for improvement. Thanks Enjoy.