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it leaves a mark

May 15, 2011
By FarFromIdealGirl SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
FarFromIdealGirl SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world."

I can remember the times when you were happy, and it wasn’t just an act. We made a pact wed be friends forever. Now forever’s over and I’m left crying, parts of me slowly dying. I know bad things happen but I didn’t think they’d change you, it’s like you’ve aged 20 years, there’s constant tears. You had so much fun before everything happened, sometimes I get a glimpse that lets me know the old you is still alive striving to break through the layers of pain you’ve gained over the years. The gears are slowly turning, churning out that smile that makes living worthwhile. I’m on the floor staring at the tile, memories flooding my brain bringing me oh so much pain. Flashes of the past pushing me further into the dark, they have left their mark. But I realize those same memories will help me push through, Im going to cast a new line but you better believe Im still going to have you in my heart.

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