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Here I Sit MAG

May 22, 2010
By emilyjoe DIAMOND, Algonquin, Illinois
emilyjoe DIAMOND, Algonquin, Illinois
51 articles 6 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection?" -Calvin & Hobbes

Here I sit, on Pleasant Valley Farm
Cross-legged in my prairie, staring at the rusting barn
The pad of paper sits on my lap, as I click my pen against the dirt
I swear my mind is empty, as I ravel up my tie-dye shirt
I have no strange misfortune, or story sad enough to tell
I lack a tear-provoking childhood that would make a novel sell
I can't look back and write about how things always made me sad
For I always had a lovely family, a mommy and a dad
So here I lack the obvious, a story worth to share
Shall I write about the grass, the sky, or the pig-raisin' County Fair?
But then I got to thinkin' that that's how life's supposed to be
I put down my pad of paper, and I climbed my favorite tree
Here I sit, on Pleasant Valley Farm
My feet swingin' off this climbin' tree, and

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on Oct. 5 2011 at 9:05 am
Countrylife4 GOLD, Maine
11 articles 4 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday soon we're gonna catch that dream we've been chasing"
"Seven days without a horse makes one weak."
"The worst part of riding is when you dismount."

Insult my clothes, I say, “Okay, thanks for the compliment.”
Insult the way I look, I say, “Thanks for notifying me.”
Mock me and say riding isn’t a sport, and I’ll say,”You say that ’cause you can’t ride.” But before you make fun of my horse, make sure you have “911″ on your speed dial.

I love this! Magnificent!!

on Mar. 19 2011 at 9:06 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

This poem seemed so personal and it really told a lot about you as a person. You captured this in a great manner! Really nice job.

on Mar. 1 2011 at 1:51 pm
HannSawyer15 BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I say... lets speak it. Lets fight it. Lets write it. There's nothing to hold on to if it's already gone."

Awesome poem! My favorite line was "I have no strange misfortune, or story sad enough to tell
I lack a tear-provoking childhood that would make a novel sell"

on Jul. 26 2010 at 11:25 pm
nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
134 articles 2 photos 85 comments
That's great!  A fantastic poem that I can relate to!  That's an annoying feeling, when you have nothing really to write about.  You captured it well, good job!

on Jul. 9 2010 at 8:09 pm
Hippiechick10 SILVER, One Stoplight Town, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those who deny freedom to others , deserve it not for themselves. (Abe Lincoln)

Great work! I sorta feel that way too sometimes, where being somewhere with nothing to tell is a story all its own.