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Safe Haven

December 26, 2010
By inksplatters21 SILVER, Mason, Ohio
inksplatters21 SILVER, Mason, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Character is how you live when no one is watching."

I live within the pages of books.
Between the cover, I find myself
In the midst of adventures,
Surrounded by fantastical beings.
My days are spent in lush forests thicker than Harry Potter, or
In on a salty, sultry beach, basking in the languid air.
Sometimes I find myself trapped in the lair of thieves, or
Caught in the Arctic’s white-as-Crest-teeth snow.
Any place is fine with me.
Sometimes, feelings of love and adoration grip my heart;
In some novels, hatred rages through me,
Leaving no prisoners.
Other times, I am captivated by excitement that is
Wilder than a hurricane.
Whatever emotion is fine with me.
Different sensations meet my skin;
Water surfaces, smooth like a stone,
bristly evergreen branches.
I feel ferocious, disorienting wind,
And a plush velvet sofa.
Any sensation is fine with me.
Readily, I plunge into danger, eager to face whatever obstacle that may arise.
I ward off villains, defend the innocent, and court charming boys.
I dash into tangible danger, team up with protagonists, and prevail.
I am invincible.
But then, I reach the back cover.
The world around me dissolves like sugar in water. Suddenly,
I am left with nothing—
nothing but the actual world.
It is much scarier than my world of
voracious vampires, penurious pirates, and disguised devils.
Suddenly, I don’t feel quite so brave.
Suddenly, I am not invincible.
I am nothing.

The author's comments:
I just finished a series that I've been reading for three years now, and finishing it made me realize just how much I loved it (as well as books in general).

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on Jan. 19 2011 at 9:14 pm
Musicfeedsthesoul07 PLATINUM, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one. " - Bill Gates

I love this! and I am kinda the same way!



I used to live in the same town!! I went to Western Row elem. before I moved.