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FRAGILE: This side up

November 2, 2011
By Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
7 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be happy, Don't do whatever you like, Like whatever you do" -James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

Oh how fragile is our existence.
Destruction and ruin only pinpricks away.
So easily broken and cracked:
A mirror, a glass, a child, an egg, a life.
Just one step and over a cliff,
Just one slip of the hand and it's gone. One click of a button can kill a million,
destroy cities and towns.
The frailty of humans is a curious thing:
Feelings so easily hurt,
Friends so easily vanished,
Hearts so easily broke.
Yet, How do we become stronger is the question I have yet to answer.
Perhaps life and time shall bring us the answer,
But, perhaps (and this the most terrifying of all)
there is no answer .
We shall never be strong, never
rise up out of the destruction.

Fragile we are,
and Fragile we shall remain.

The author's comments:
My Grandpa has cancer and is going to die any day now; He is my inspiration for this piece. I realize now that nothing in our lives is truly permanent.

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ALM007 ELITE said...
on Feb. 21 2012 at 10:16 pm
ALM007 ELITE, São Paulo, Colorado
119 articles 54 photos 117 comments
That's really touching, I think there's answer; I know there's an answer. Although you may not agree, God is my answer and I find the only constant in life.