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The Long Road Home

February 15, 2010
By thescientistyellow GOLD, Nauvoo, Alabama
thescientistyellow GOLD, Nauvoo, Alabama
11 articles 2 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton

Whoso remembers us?
Whoso remembers the sorrow of loss
And the glee of success?

Only us, no one else.
We have taken strides to remain off of the path of failure,
But with seemingly disastrous results.

Years passed quickly
Along with our childhood
Maturity wasn't far away
Although neither was the end of the road

For some the finish came sooner than they hoped.
The dreams gone of a prosperous and fulfilling life
All changed in the blink of an eye

But not for all

No, the rest of us fought on
We fought on with ambition
With glory in our eyes,
With knowledge in our minds
With determination in our hearts

With swift and agile persecution came our trial
And even by our own salvation
It seemed none would let us pass.

But an end is here, the doors are open.
The end of an age of not only courage
But the strength of many

The future lies on the horizon.
We are leaving the only life we have ever known.
Tears will be shed and fall heavy on the ground,
But we will walk on the long road.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Feb. 22 2010 at 4:41 pm
LihuaEmily SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch." -Alan Guth

This actually felt a little awkward to me. HOWEVER, you have a most unique style of verse.

on Feb. 21 2010 at 10:11 am
SmileyFace94 SILVER, Queens, New York
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this is well wirtten! you have got a way with writing, its really good

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on Feb. 20 2010 at 9:34 pm
kressbe BRONZE, Mequon, Wisconsin
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This would be awesome as a spoken word piece. It definitely would sound cool read aloud or even sung. There's a lot of momentum in your words.

on Feb. 20 2010 at 8:09 pm
Tori.Lovett GOLD, Alexandria, Louisiana
17 articles 3 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

This is great! Flows, makes sense, meaningful. This one rocks. I love it. Great job!

on Feb. 20 2010 at 6:14 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
7 articles 0 photos 430 comments

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Part of the J7X team. :)

This one's the best. :)

Some of them seem like they would be better in story form, instead of poetry.