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June 14, 2012
By ChelleLynn SILVER, Cold Spring, New York
ChelleLynn SILVER, Cold Spring, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Life does not come with a remote. If I want to change something, I have to get up out of the chair and I have to change it myself.

Her dreams lived in the abandoned house on the corner,
Scheduled for demolition.
They waited for dim white spots smudged against black windows
To hear their lamentations
And travel trillions of light years through space and time,
Then, trembling with exhaustion,
Wipe the sweat off their brows, and weary,
Cement them out of the imagined.

But the stars are not concerned with earthly matters,
And the earth is not troubled with our lives,
And life doesn't care about humans and our worries
About what we leave behind.
And so the abstract contemplations of her would-be successes
Stayed in her head and brain and mind.
They decomposed with her in her grave
Dead as they were when alive.

The future will forget her and history will remain oblivious,
For what is there to state?
Half-finished sentences don't get published,
And she was a great

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on May. 1 2014 at 7:13 pm
CarrieSElam PLATINUM, West Liberty, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
" When you Grow Up, Your Heart Dies."- Ally Sheedy ( The Breakfast Club, 1985)

“And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.”

"Groovy Like a Drive In movie"

This is so Beautiful, you are so gifted. 

on Sep. 24 2012 at 5:24 pm
SarahHarmon GOLD, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
11 articles 1 photo 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have learned that people will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

This is now one of my new favorites! I absolutely adore the last stanza. In summation, your poem pulled at my heart strings while managing to make me chuckle at its end. So pretty much, it may have just grasped the inhuman quality of perfection. Bravo!