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You Left Me

October 10, 2009
By emmabr BRONZE, columbia, Maryland
emmabr BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
1 article 33 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Outside the station, she stands with her child on the side of the street, taking pictures of cars.

You think she's insane. Until, one day, you notice that she's taking pictures of the license plates of the cars her child gets into.

Because you look. But you do not see.

And she walks out the shop with bags full of cat food. You think she's some crazy cat lady until you find out, she has no cats.

Because you eat. But you do not taste.

It's been a while since their last album but he assures you, he's doing just fine these days, white flecks in his nostrils. Then he asks you if he can spend the night on your couch, even though it stinks.

Because you sniff. But you do not smell.

And they say "Just OK" when you ask them how school was. Then you wonder what they're hiding until you find their diary and the last entry reads "I wish you'd give me some privacy."

Because you listen. But you do not hear.

And they've got a bruise over their eye and you run the tips of your fingers over it and ask them how it happened. You believe them. Until it happens again.

Because you touch. But you do not feel.

And they walk past you everyday, one million stories, each waiting to be told. Waiting for you to ask.

Because you live. But very few, love.

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This photo has 5 comments.

on Jul. 19 2010 at 6:27 pm
BaileyBaby13 BRONZE, Enumclaw, Washington
2 articles 4 photos 75 comments
Amazing, my faaaavorite picture on here so far!,(:

Oliviaw BRONZE said...
on Nov. 8 2009 at 5:41 pm
Oliviaw BRONZE, West Cola, South Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Screwed down for life." ---Iowa Bob, The Hotel New Hampshire

Really pretty, but it looks as if someones head is in the way.. but it does not matter

on Nov. 5 2009 at 3:29 pm
CASTROLmatt GOLD, Coolidge, Arizona
14 articles 11 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes you have to take life less seriously to get where you want to be."

This is a beautiful picture. The title makes me think that it reminds you of disappointment or being hurt. Not that that's what you meant by the title, but I think it's really cool when someone can look at something as simple as the sun and feel a powerful emotion from it.

on Oct. 13 2009 at 2:17 pm
SuperJules03 GOLD, Bronson, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 5 comments

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

so pretty its a really good photo

on Oct. 12 2009 at 9:48 pm
kristabel BRONZE, Sacramento, California
4 articles 8 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To accomplish great things you must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe."
"Life is like a photograph; we use the negatives to develop"

this is really good!