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Last Words MAG

December 23, 2013
By SarahHarmon GOLD, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
SarahHarmon GOLD, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
11 articles 1 photo 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have learned that people will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

in the epicenter of my heart
is an earthquake caused by an “erratic thumping.”
they say it is godzilla
conducting an orchestrated nuclear war
and the blood that flows through my veins,
“Oh my! my! my!”
is like tiny waterfalls
overflowing through my body
as if from out- of-tune whale spouts.

they won't tell me if the wind whistling through the trees
counts as personification
and if there is a word to describe the action
“Oh my! my! my!”
tell me why my little sister
does not learn about Lucretia Mott
in school. they won't tell me!
yet they tell me of godzilla.
and the waterfalls.
and of a world after last words.

“Oh my! my! my!”

The author's comments:
Inspired by the last words of abolitionist and woman's rights activist Lucretia Mott.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Dec. 28 2013 at 2:19 pm
Savannainthesky GOLD, West Suffield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It may have been in pieces.. but I gave you the best of me"-Jim Morrison(the doors)

I really really liked this. Mainly, I think because it is very relateable. We are told things that are happeneing to us but never anything that interests us, or will make us feel better. Keep writing!!X

on Dec. 27 2013 at 11:13 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Beautiful and rhythmic . Love it :)