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Ironic MAG

April 14, 2011
By littlemsawkward ELITE, Holbrook, Massachusetts
littlemsawkward ELITE, Holbrook, Massachusetts
119 articles 7 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be great is to be misunderstood." ((Ralph Waldo Emerson))

I thought I was alone
In the second-floor girls bathroom
But then I heard something
I heard her choking
I wanted to help her
I wanted to save her
I wanted to reach out to her
I wanted to be there for her
To tell her that she wasn't alone
That she didn't have to do it
It didn't have to end this way
That things would get better
Regardless of how they may look now
Improvement is imminent
Change is mandatory
Death is inevitable
But it shouldn't happen now
No – not just yet – too early, too soon
Too premature, so young
I raced to the shower
Where I heard her gasping for air
Pleading for aid
Already regretting her decision
I knew she didn't want to die
But when I got there
The noises stopped
The running water the only sound
I dreaded I might be too late
I ripped back the curtain
But there was no one there
And the water was off
And the walls and floor dry
I had thought I was alone
But her ghost reminded me
That we never really are
Oh, how ironic.

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on Oct. 21 2014 at 11:02 am
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

The twist at the end was so cool and refreshing. I like how it's a little vague at the beginning and then all the opacity is cleared up right at the end. It makes your work satisfyingly complete. Nice job, and congrats for making it into the magazine. I'll be looking for this piece.

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on Apr. 19 2012 at 8:32 pm
pipiphurray, Bethesda, Maryland
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I go to seek a great perhaps" Francois Rabelais

I like the wierd flip at the end, really good.

on Feb. 3 2012 at 3:25 pm
LovelyMiss GOLD, Floresville, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 124 comments
wow that was really intresting:) keep it up.

on Jan. 19 2012 at 8:07 pm
bandgeekfreak DIAMOND, No Answer, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” Abraham Maslow.

This is great, keep writing:)

on Nov. 6 2011 at 1:22 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
7 articles 1 photo 386 comments
Spooky and sad but really good! Keep on writing!