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Too Much, Too Young

April 7, 2010
By Quotes_on_Notebooks GOLD, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Quotes_on_Notebooks GOLD, Allentown, Pennsylvania
10 articles 6 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We all die. The goal is not to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." ~Chuck Palahniuk

You’ve seen too much
Too young
You’ve heard too much
Too young
You’ve felt too much
Too young
You’ve known too much
Too young
And you’re drowning
In a sea of responsibility
That should be anyone’s
But your own
And you can’t find your way ouy
You’ve been too much
Too young
You’ve lost too much
Too young
You’ve found too much
Too young
You’re running to catch up
To never fall back
To never let
The weight of the world
Fall off of your shoulders
You’re running
To go back
To take back
What was taken from you
But you can’t run
Two ways
At once
And failure’s not an option
So full speed ahead
You can’t just drop that weight
That’s pressing down
On you.
Your life is psrinting
Away from you now
And you’ve got no way
To reach out and grasp it now
‘cause you’re growing up so fast now
So fast
Too fast
It’s done.
You have no idea
How to turn back time
And take everything you missed
You have no idea how
To get back
The innocence
Ripped from your grasp.
You keep staying strong
Even though
You so deserve just a minute,
Just a moment,
To be what you would have been.
Too much,
Too young
And how does the story end?

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on May. 8 2010 at 12:37 pm
crushed_vampire SILVER, Loving, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
the whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion

love it it's so true!

on May. 1 2010 at 10:17 am
hello.beautiful PLATINUM, New York, New York
35 articles 29 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. -Habakkuk 1:5

This is so true. I love this poem, you're a great writer.