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We Come From

February 17, 2012
By mdoering PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
mdoering PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It's like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face... See if you paint wrong because that's the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you're an artist...You can take that to the grave and dig it up when you need it.”
― Neal Shusterman, Unwind

We come from cheesy vampire novels with dramatic covers
Scattered on puke-green comforters
Thick with the smell of cigarette smoke
We are the half burnt pages that people forgot about
That serve as the kindling for life’s fire

We come from laughing clusters of teenage girls
Which are commendable in their naivety
And hollow in all else.
We are a unit of clacking computer keys
And notebooks that revolve
Around the dream that we will be more than they expected of us.

We come from a place that is united, yet separate
We are a solid metal cage
That opens for us as we stretch our dampened wings
And warm our sallow faces.
And we may come and go as we please
But the bars are locked to the rest of the world
Because they do not know the dedication we come from.

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