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Ode to the Weed

May 2, 2010
By magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

I never opted for the rose
That bloomed like wild on a summer morn
I never could be one of those
Whose shoulders lilacs would adorn
The child must always be seen and not heard
The woman can only be mother and wife
The sheep must always follow the herd
So honored in death and scorned in life
The land of the free with the streets paved with gold
If you are different then off with your head
Our winters are hot and our summers are cold
The truth never told, until someone lies dead
You do know that beauty is only skin deep
The inside of a flower may be outside a weed

The author's comments:
I just wrote this out of nowhere. It just came to me. I guess it talks about the superficiality of America.

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on Jul. 25 2010 at 11:11 am
babigerl1194 PLATINUM, Margaretville, New York
23 articles 10 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
wat doesnt kill you only makes you stronger

im glad you said it was like a metaphor of america. i got it while reading it but i had to reread it. its ok.