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The Carousel

January 6, 2010
By hbananabread93 GOLD, Lyons, Pennsylvania
hbananabread93 GOLD, Lyons, Pennsylvania
11 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
it is what it is
dance like EVERYBODY is watching

Its not like I can stop,
I can’t just leave it all behind,
I know I can’t tell anybody,
but I can’t get it off my mind,

I haunts me like a ghost,
hangs over me like a storm,
but somehow you can’t see it,
beneath this act that I perform.

I’m such a hypocrite,
a liar, a horrible friend,
but I’m too scared to tell you,
scared our friendship will end.

We’re going in circles,
my life’s become a carousel,
I want so badly to just get off,
to escape this living hell.

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Mandy22 GOLD said...
on Jun. 18 2013 at 10:03 am
Mandy22 GOLD, Apollo, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"True love will triumph in the end - which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, then it's the most beautiful lie we have."

So metaphoric! I love it!

on Apr. 29 2013 at 3:30 pm
Elizabeth-of-rohan PLATINUM, Abbeville, Louisiana
35 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
Pain is stronger than life, stronger than death, love, loyalty, duty.
~Essad Bey

"you are tired (i think) of the puzzle of living and doing; and so am i. come with me, then, and we’ll leave it far and far away—" - e.e. cummings

wow. so good!

hail97 said...
on Sep. 10 2012 at 3:58 pm
hail97, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Wonderful poem! So relatable.

shark SILVER said...
on Jul. 28 2012 at 7:31 pm
shark SILVER, Huber Heights, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"we are never promised tomorrow"

I can totaly relate to this. This had always been my life. this is a amzing poem i love it because it speaks to me.

on Jun. 27 2012 at 7:18 pm
LunaIsNotHere BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I admire the concept of selling your soul for the sake of an unforgettable performance"

This is my life summed up in a poem! Thanks for sharing, and I could totally relate!

on May. 1 2012 at 8:02 am
BlackCloudsLover SILVER, Waterford, Wisconsin
9 articles 4 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel."

I really liked your poem! It had a lot of great rhythm and similies. I really liked the "It haunts me like a ghost" simile. Keep writing!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 3 2011 at 7:43 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I really like this and I love the metaphor of life to a carousel... great poem and the emotions are displayed amazingly.

Check out my work if you get the chance?

on Jul. 6 2011 at 12:14 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 564 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

wow, i'm speechless, this is really good, i can feel the heartbreak just reading it.

inkers GOLD said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 11:22 pm
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

Very powerful! I could feel your emotion.

on May. 10 2011 at 7:13 pm
AndySixxLover GOLD, Weatherford, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends and in there triumph die like fire and powder in witch their kiss consume

Really deep really good!!!

soccer28 GOLD said...
on Apr. 23 2011 at 8:02 pm
soccer28 GOLD, Setauket, New York
18 articles 0 photos 7 comments
unbelievable! i wish i had this in me, maybe i will find it like you have!

on Jan. 11 2011 at 8:05 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

I really like how you didn't just flat out tell the reader every detail.  It makes the poem so much more powerful!

on Dec. 12 2010 at 3:54 pm
justsmileanddance PLATINUM, Montgomery, Alabama
28 articles 42 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
-Albus Dumbledore

this was amazing!!! perfectly written!!!

on Oct. 17 2010 at 10:41 am
QTpie711 BRONZE, Commack, New York
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the moon, the worst that can happen is that you'll land among the stars"
"The only reason to be nervous is if your useless"

this is great!!! i love rhyming poems!!!

on Oct. 7 2010 at 3:44 pm
forevernotthinkingstraight SILVER, Terrell, Texas
8 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Wow this is amazing!

on Sep. 3 2010 at 7:41 am
pnkninja11 BRONZE, Partlow, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 27 comments
I think we all experience this at least once through out our lifetime. We are afraid to tell our friends because we are scared they won't like us anymore. I never really resolved my situation and kept it quiet but that was a terrible feeling to keep it inside.

on Aug. 5 2010 at 4:10 pm
hbananabread93 GOLD, Lyons, Pennsylvania
11 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
it is what it is
dance like EVERYBODY is watching

Thank you so much and I will check out your work now! :D

on Aug. 5 2010 at 12:31 pm
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
24 articles 16 photos 644 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

I love how the title completes your gives you chills. It def captures the essense of living a lie! Amazing! If you have a chance, check out my work sometime?

on Jul. 30 2010 at 5:52 pm
hbananabread93 GOLD, Lyons, Pennsylvania
11 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
it is what it is
dance like EVERYBODY is watching

Thank you! And I will get right on that!

on Jul. 30 2010 at 5:51 pm
hbananabread93 GOLD, Lyons, Pennsylvania
11 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
it is what it is
dance like EVERYBODY is watching

Thank you so much! I really appreciate those kind words! But I am sorry to hear that you go through it. :-