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From The Passenger Seat MAG

June 23, 2009
By swimmer212 SILVER, Garden City, Michigan
swimmer212 SILVER, Garden City, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Somewhere people leave and don't look back...somewhere someone isn't compelled to make sense of it in a poem...somewhere the world is not like this." From T. Cole Rachel's "Surviving the Moment of Impact"

She sings like she's in church all the time
She drives with both hands on the wheel
Leaves curlers in her hair long past her last cup of coffee.

She flies in aisle seats so she won't get sick
And besides, she doesn't need a window to see the sky.

She drinks wine coolers on special occasions
She gardens on arthritic knees
She lives alone in the house she grew up in.

It's a house full to the brim of memories,
Where black and yellowed photographs cascade upon you
When you open the creaky front door.

Step inside, and the ghosts of a thousand loves,
A hundred losses,
And an infinite number of stories fall upon you.

She lives here,
The weight of the world
On her straight-postured shoulders.
She smiles like summer
And cries like July.

You look at her flyaway curls
Her fresh-cut-grass eyes.
She opens her mouth and out they pour,

Tales of faraway lands
Promises so deep,

You'll never look at old maids the same again.

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This article has 6 comments.

on Feb. 1 2012 at 6:58 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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WOW!!!!! Your similes are so creative and amazing!!!! Keep writing!!!!

on Jun. 8 2011 at 1:11 pm
cassxxx8 BRONZE, Northport, New York
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the detail in this article make it eve better than it already is(:

on Jan. 23 2011 at 1:19 pm
lunaticonthegrass PLATINUM, Hobbs, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things which they themselves do not understand."-Plato
"Envy is ignorance"-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Choose the day, the sign of the day, the day's divinity."-Jim Morrison

"And cries like July" wow very,very good.

on Feb. 2 2010 at 12:13 pm
KiNABABE SILVER, Lakewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

Very distinct. Keep writing.

itsk8 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 22 2009 at 9:36 am
itsk8 BRONZE, Oradell, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." --Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis


on Dec. 18 2009 at 7:25 pm
I really love's so true...

Definitly keep writing.