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March 24, 2013
By karachilders96 GOLD, Bellingham, Washington
karachilders96 GOLD, Bellingham, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” - Maya Angelou

Let the liquid fire take me and
leave my imprint upon the earth.
Let scientists find me in a thousand years,
the peaceful position of my body a fossil
in the rock.
Let the ashes that make up my bones
be set free to the world and spread by
the wind into all the intimate places
of this earth that I never journeyed to.
Let me be a puzzle,
a question to rational minds:
why I illustrated happiness with my
body while all the other empty,
lava-made human shells were twisted
in pain and fear.
Let me go down in history. Not as the girl
on fire
but as the girl who welcomed the flame.

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on Oct. 5 2014 at 8:03 pm
MariannaPasta GOLD, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not afraid if death, i just don't want to be there when it happens-Woody Allen

this is one of the best poems ive read in a long time

on Sep. 3 2013 at 1:50 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

This is a beautiful poem! I love how you manage to bring out the hope and acceptance amidst such a dreadful disaster through such a unique point of view. Great work!