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Like Gatsby

May 31, 2013
By wskksw SILVER, Stanley, North Carolina
wskksw SILVER, Stanley, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13

You live life unaware,
twirling obliviously through the months and the years.
I live an attentive life,
clutching tightly to every word you say.
I smile when I think
about the color green.
It seems to remind me,
Of a single, vivid light at the end of a dock.
And how I keep staring
across the bay, calling your name.
You get what you want,
laughing and flirting and hanging around.
But just like me,
you never seem truly happy.
I will love you
for the rest of my faithful, desolate life.
I love eternally,
like Gatsby.

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on Jan. 4 2014 at 12:40 am
BandGeekAndProud PLATINUM, Burlington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein

I loved this book and I love this poem. Please write more!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 4 2013 at 1:40 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I am in love with this poem. I love the allusion to The Great Gatsby, which is one of my favorite novels of all time. I feel the emotion of unrequited love in this poem just like in the novel. And the last line is pure genius.