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The thing I Can't Do

January 24, 2010
By MLStamp SILVER, Annandale, Virginia
MLStamp SILVER, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Thats what we all are. Ameteurs. We don't live long enough to become anything else. -Charlie Chaplin

I can do anything I want
I can be good or bad
I can be happy or sad
I can climb mountains
and swim across entire oceans.

I can even be your catcher
I could be a wall
act like your crystal ball
there are many things I could show you
from a different point of view

The thing I cant do
is exactly this
I cannot make life easiness.
I cant be a master puppeteer
and take away all the fear

I cannot bring myself
to save you.
to cradle you.
to control your every move
so you wont fall through.

Thats the one thing I cant do.
If I did this
life would be meaningless.
no mistakes.
no retakes.

I can do anyhting I want
be happy or sad
good or bad.
the one thing I cant do
is catch you.

The author's comments:
This poem represents my affections for my freinds and how I love them so much I choose not to control them or show them all their mistakes so they can be better people.

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on Sep. 5 2011 at 9:56 am
Lilly3217 SILVER, Holly Hill, Florida
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on Aug. 24 2010 at 4:55 pm
AngelicaM BRONZE, Warren, Michigan
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Amazing poem! It's so true and sweet!