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Moving from Monday

June 15, 2010
By Rae_Flies_with_Byrds GOLD, Avondale, Arizona
Rae_Flies_with_Byrds GOLD, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
-Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams feel like so long ago.
Wishes that left me disappointed.

I wanted to be a princess once.
I told the other girls in my class.
They laughed and said,
“You’re not pretty enough!”
And so that dashed that dream away.

I wanted to fly once,
Like an angel with graceful wings.
I told a bird my wish one day,
And it cooed and flew away.

I wanted to be a mother once,
To have a baby all my own.
I told my mom,
And she said, “You better not plan on raising plastic,
Because that’s all you’ll ever know.”

I wanted to be with my daddy once,
To be by his side forever.
I told that to him on the phone and he said,
“Stay with your mom,
I’d rather be alone.”

I wanted to be a teacher once,
To teach never to make fun of others.
I told my teacher that.
She patted my head and told me,
“It would take forever.”

I wanted to be a dancer once,
To leap and be adored.
I told that to the dance instructor,
And after that I was ignored.

I wanted to have a friend once,
To feel accepted and not alone.
So I went up and asked a girl,
“Do you want to be friends?”
She looked at me and rolled her eyes.
(I think she thought I was kidding.)

I wanted to be loved once,
To be wrapped in something that would never break.
I told that to a boy and he said,
“There wasn’t much at stake.”

So now I’m sitting.
Alone on this cold bench,
Because I no longer have dreams to hold,
And I can’t move another inch.

The author's comments:
Yeah, sometimes I feel this way. Like all hopes, dreams, and wishes are taken away from me. But all I have to do is think of a couple more, and start on my day again. Also if you don't get the title, you're not supposed to.

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on Jun. 21 2010 at 3:49 pm
EternalAlexandra BRONZE, Spring Hill, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr. Seuss

i love this poem, i can relate to having crushed hopes . very talented you are ;D

on Jun. 18 2010 at 7:13 pm
TheColorRose BRONZE, Springfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Live deliberately." Live infinitely.

i like this a lot, and i can agree to some point that i feel down like that at times. anyway, keep writing about things like this that come naturally because people can definitely relate. please read some of mine? 

cutsay said...
on Jun. 18 2010 at 9:23 am
this iz aa very touchin poem.remids me of my childhood.yohooooo i luved it :)