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Forward, Rewind

July 3, 2014
By HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
25 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

Forward, rewind, eject, new disc.
That one got old so they threw it away
It's all scratched up and can't be fixed
And what does it matter anyway,
When there are so many others
To choose from
Because some people have a lot of discs
They can forward and rewind
And if it's not interesting anymore
A new one is easy to find
For them,
and they can just start over again
But I only have one disc
I forward and rewind all day
The former brings me fear
While the latter brings me grief
But I guess I have to deal with it
This impaired disc of mine
Because no matter how hard I look
It's the only one I can find
I don't get many chances
In fact, I just have one
Unlike others who can start over
Whenever they’re tired of everyone
This disc doesn't show any new faces
Sameness is one of its fixtures
It doesn't display any interesting places
Nor does it take you on any adventures
It just forwards and rewinds
In an endless cycle of monotony
It just forwards and rewinds
And tries its best to kill me.

The author's comments:
This is an old poem that I wrote back when I was a pessimistic and messed up middle schooler. It serves as a symbol for hope, to me, because it was only a year back that I felt this way toward life. Now I remember to look on the bright side and I hope whoever reads this remembers to do so too.

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This article has 4 comments.

Adia16 GOLD said...
on Jun. 22 2015 at 11:55 am
Adia16 GOLD, Nampa, Idaho
16 articles 7 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sing like no one's listening, Dance like no ones watching, Love like you've never been hurt."-Unknown

Great Job! You have great talent! Another tip, I would watch for commas and periods. This shows your "know" grammatically what your doing. However, readers might discard this due to the fact of your talented writing.

on Aug. 1 2014 at 8:51 am
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

WoW that was very deep and symbolic! I loved it. You put on your feelings in such perfect words. I can certainly relate to this and I know how life sucks sometimes but there's something I learned from life which is its rule and it is that no matter how you feel and what you want "Life Goes On..." Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing this ^_^ and By the way Eid Moubarak Habibtiiii :P

on Jul. 6 2014 at 11:18 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

amazing so inspiring :) i like it a lot

on Jul. 6 2014 at 11:18 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is great! Please keep writing! please please please!!