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The hours tick by, snatching the strands of my hair
(Still blonde, but growing darker by the day)
The sigh of the shadows casts the sunbeam upon me
As I walk barefoot into the polluted bay.

How have I gotten here? Who am I today,
To call this body at the age of eighteen?
My fingers shake, but not of old age,
I am afraid of what more life would bring.

The days roll by, like the clouds over the sea
crashing down when they've gone too close to shore.
Oh, that I could just be one of the seagulls,
Nevermore would I cry, nevermore on the floor.

How have I gotten here? Who am I to run,
To run from this body at only eighteen?
My sapphire eyes are open, taking in the possibilities,
Ready for whatever this life may bring. 

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  1. Date: 9/11/2014 7:14:00 PM
    You write far deeper thoughts than your age reveals . The emotional images in this write are brilliant...

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 5:31:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, with beautiful images. Life for this moment, my friend, and enjoy every bit of your life...really enjoyed this one......Peter

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 6:34:00 AM
    Beautiful images here. Paint your future in poetic possibilities.

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 2:10:00 PM
    How lovely to be 18 again. No, it's not the time to's the age to look forward with dreams and hope; do not be afraid of what lies ahead, just choose the right's mostly in your own hands :) ps 1st line 'st(r)ands'?