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Do Nothing

October 29, 2011
By thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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There are too many excuses now
not to do nothing
so now nothing is fading away.
too bad I have nothing to do,
and because no one knows nothing,
I have no one to do it with.
so keep being busy,
and packing your schedules,
I’ll slip away from the world,
and tangle with my thoughts,
like no one else is brave enough to.
It’s for the better, I suppose,
but fate’s about as many nice words
as her friend karma.
so, alone, I will sit, and stew,
and do nothing.

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on Feb. 17 2012 at 1:03 pm
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

I love the idea behind this poem, untangible as it is. That's probably because this is what I spend hours doing during my day, and everybody knows that. When they think I'm doing something, I'm doing nothing, and when they think I'm doing nothing, I'm busy working with something. I sit here at my desk, doing nothing and everything.

on Nov. 14 2011 at 9:32 pm
actuallyali BRONZE, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"We can't all be waterproof-- much less kissproof."

This kind of made my mind do flips (in the best ways).  So vague yet so telling. 


"I'll slip away from the world, and tangle in my thoughts, like no one else is brave enough to."


This is me. So simply, so truely me. You write me better than I write myself, but it won't stop me from trying.