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The Lost Cause Hero

April 5, 2009
By MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
20 articles 0 photos 8 comments

If I die, my only regret is that I never danced in the street when I had the impulse,
And I swear that I will go to hell and I will laugh all the way down.
So in time, let the ghost of me never age beyond this.
Too many important things have been forgotten,
All but the shadow of the emotions they brought with them.
“Carry on, carry on” I cry as I float away “carry on as a means to exist.”
Try not to shake me awake, for after all maturity is just another shade of childishness.
At times like this we fail to remember what things in us made golden flowers in the air.
So press, press on everything you wish to move.
At the end of the day someone shall place it back to wherever you found it.
What was yours was the journey, for triumph is nothing more than an illusion.

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on Sep. 2 2012 at 1:22 pm
MadeleineR GOLD, Fort Wayne, Indiana
17 articles 4 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But thoughts are tyrants, that return again and again to torment us." --Wuthering Heights

Wow! I am very impressed by this--I have been revisiting this poem for the past two weeks, and reading it every day. And every time I read it I am struck by the immense thought behind it, and the beautiful execution. Very well done!!!

vampier BRONZE said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 9:02 am
vampier BRONZE, Glasgow, Kentucky
1 article 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"my favorite thang about eating gumybares is knowing that thay wont fight you back when you bite there heads off.......!!!!!"

man that iiiiiissssssss deep for that but keep up the grat work.....!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 9:06 am PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

im crying right now love it

on Feb. 16 2011 at 4:14 pm
Charlotte Lee PLATINUM, New York City, New York
21 articles 6 photos 4 comments
I love this. I thought of myself as I read it. It stands out.. good job!

cordr3 said...
on Jan. 3 2011 at 5:00 pm
i liked this poem, it made me feel inspired to go and do the stuff i should of done a long time ago.

on Nov. 20 2010 at 10:29 pm
BeautifulXWallflower PLATINUM, Wyoming, Michigan
39 articles 0 photos 14 comments
This is AMAZING. I wish I could write HALF as good as you. =)

maki:p GOLD said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 8:49 pm
maki:p GOLD, Rocklin, California
17 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The only journey is the one within" and "You can't help anyone who doesn't want to be helped."

If you get a chance, could look at my peom? I'd really aprreciate it.

maki:p GOLD said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 8:45 pm
maki:p GOLD, Rocklin, California
17 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The only journey is the one within" and "You can't help anyone who doesn't want to be helped."

This was amazing. I loved all the messages and meanings i could hear and feel in so short a poem. I epecially loved the last few lines. Thats an idea we share, for i believe the the journey is most important with all my heart.

on Aug. 2 2010 at 2:05 pm
silent_reader BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson

Amazing! keep writing!

on Aug. 2 2010 at 10:00 am
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
37 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

Great job. emotion is there, keep writing, Mel :)

on Jul. 11 2010 at 8:59 pm
SaltwaterRoom PLATINUM, Scottsdale, Arizona
38 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything you do will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it."


on Jul. 11 2010 at 5:58 pm
tianaxbiddy SILVER, Wareham, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Plot is character revealed by action."


Again it is amazing you have such talent and you can see it. i just recently became a member but none of my work has yet been publishd. wen it does could you please look @ it. it would be awsome if you did.

on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:34 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
52 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

wow. this was soo good. i'm seriously in love with your style of writing and like i said before please view my work when it gets accapted to the site and tell me wat you think. your oppinion would mean a lot to me, because i have great respect for you work. i really loved it. fantastic job:)

lolo said...
on May. 6 2010 at 6:24 pm
I really like ur work, i dont actually write anything but i love coming on this site just 2 read wht other ppl got. you r defanetly my fav!!

Ender PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 11:22 pm
Ender PLATINUM, Hagerstown, Maryland
49 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be
-Orson Scott Card

i really like reading all your poems and having to ponder upon their meanings but i love the lines. . .

"carry on as a means to exist"


"after all maturity is just another shade of childishness"

these things aren't often thought about but easy to understand.

your stuff is really really good.

mkgirl395 GOLD said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 8:01 pm
mkgirl395 GOLD, Coppell, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life."
-Omar Kyyam

You really do love to play with the mind, don't you?

Honeybunn GOLD said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 5:48 pm
Honeybunn GOLD, Chesterfield, South Carolina
11 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
*look inside my quote book*

awe. i really like this. I can hear your tone clearly. :)

Schubster said...
on Aug. 20 2009 at 1:59 am
this is my favorite poem of yours :) good job

on Aug. 10 2009 at 5:12 am
delizabethl PLATINUM, Linesville, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful. I wish I had your talent.

KLD1992 GOLD said...
on Jul. 9 2009 at 3:29 pm
KLD1992 GOLD, Bradford, Massachusetts
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really good poem