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Mommy, Are You Proud of Me? MAG

September 30, 2013
By LindsayB GOLD, Aston, Pennsylvania
LindsayB GOLD, Aston, Pennsylvania
13 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You don't need to be brave every minute of everyday, just a few seconds at a time."

Mommy, are you proud of me?
Did you see what I did today?
I got up and took my life back,
And started to do things my way.

You were right when you said
I let people control me,
That I shouldn't act so sensitive
And wear my heart on my sleeve.

But the secrets I kept
Weighed so heavy on my heart.
I thought if I confided in him,
The weight would break apart.

And Mommy, he did more than that;
He took the weight himself to carry.
How could I know the intentions of that boy
Could change and stop and vary?

You said I couldn't see in front of me.
What that could mean, I had no clue.
So today I took a step back,
And from then on, you were right, I knew.

My heart was carrying this new weight,
Three times heavier than the first.
I couldn't feel it, I didn't know.
And that's what scared me the most.

Mommy, are you proud of me?
Today I took a stand.
I stood up for myself,
and my poor little heart,
Today is mine to command.

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on Oct. 7 2013 at 9:25 pm
CrazySissi GOLD, Newman Lake, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
My only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown and known too late.

I really like this. It is very true because sometimes are mother or father is right and it's hard for us to realize it.

on Oct. 7 2013 at 3:02 pm
Scarlett_the_pegacorn BRONZE, Niceville, Florida
4 articles 24 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me how to live my life; I do what I want.

I am completely and utterly moved by this piece. Amazing job. Bravo, I shall definitely check out any other work you post from hence forth.

on Oct. 7 2013 at 2:39 pm
writtenonmysoul PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
20 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

This has so much meaning it's hard to believe that a thought this strong was able to be put into words.