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Traces of Summer MAG

May 22, 2009
By MeggiePie SILVER, Dingmansferry, Pennsylvania
MeggiePie SILVER, Dingmansferry, Pennsylvania
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Before the official days of summer began
I went back to the place where you carved our names into a dead log with your old pocket knife
The log that lay just beside the water's edge overlooking a grassy hill
I ran my fingers over the rigid bark and the jagged letters of your name
I remember the days felt so long then, and we were unstoppable
This would be the first of many summers apart
And I find myself questioning whether things will ever be the same, again
I stand here for several minutes, eyes closed, as if trying to hear your voice through the carving
But all I can hear is the passing of the gurgling river as it continues on its course down the mountain

The author's comments:
this passage was inspired by my very best friend, who passed way tragically last winter

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on Feb. 15 2010 at 10:08 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

It's soo pretty... it makes me want to cry.... try checking out some of my stuff under PoetLaureate..... I think you may be able to relate!!!

on Feb. 3 2010 at 1:25 pm
MeggiePie SILVER, Dingmansferry, Pennsylvania
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wow thankyou so much, that means alot. all of these comments do =)

on Feb. 2 2010 at 10:48 pm
Crossingmyfingers SILVER, Mounds View, Minnesota
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I totally loved this; it reminds me of all the times I feel nostalgic. You wrote beautifully, and I hope you always keep those memories close and remember them with a smile.

on Jan. 29 2010 at 10:12 pm
brysmarie12 PLATINUM, Neoga, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my own life... unfortunately I'm writing in pen and can't erase my mistakes.

Wow... this is so amazing. By far one of the best compositions I've read. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm sure they're looking down from heaven, smiling at the thought of your beautiful memory

on Jan. 29 2010 at 9:53 pm
talia_is_happy GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who mind- don't matter, and the people who matter- don't mind."
-Dr. Seuss

I'm sorry for your loss. They're well remebered in this.