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She was just four years old
kicking her feet
harder and harder,
as the swingset creaked
and cracked
She finally reached the peak,
jumped off,
and said,
"Mama, I'm gonna fly."
and so she did;
three feet into the air,
sticking the landing
like a gymnast

And I wonder everyday
if those were the same words
she muttered
before jumping off that bridge,
unable to remember,
you only fly for a little while.
Suicide is not the answer, you only fly for a little while. And unlike the swing set, you won't be sticking the landing. I'm here for any and all of you. :heart:

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Given 2014-11-17
You only fly for a little while by Tangled-Tales is poignant and succinct, clearly expressing its message without ever stating it. ( Featured by SingingFlames )
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La-Morgana Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, poignant describes this perfectly. This is beautiful
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much, sweetie! You are the best. :)
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Mossstripel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I'm trying to remember that, but just a moment of flying seems better than a life on the ground sometimes. Anyway, wonderful poem - short and touching. :) It makes me think of the song lyrics "I've been having this dream that we can fly, So maybe if we never wake up, we can see the sky."
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ohh, beautiful but sad lyrics. Stay wonderful dearie! Glad you enjoyed it! :hug:
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Chrissi-queen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh.
My.
God.


THIS IS PERFECT!!
Well deserved DD~!
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you so much! You are too sweet! Have a fab day!
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KokoruCat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
this is clever good job!
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU SWEETIE! :D
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RandomPerson9393 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member  Digital Artist
WOW. I DO NOT LIKE IT.



I LOVE IT!
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe :hug: You are a lil' ray of sunshine!
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