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Sometimes I wonder: what am I?
I look at the stars and feel very small;
just a tiny consciousness.
But if I were as tall as a planet,
I would still be short in comparison to the universe.

I see a person twice my size
and I feel weak and fragile.
But if I were strong and powerful,
I would still not be invincible.

I see a painting by the hand of a genius,
and I feel inexperienced and ignorant.
But if I were the greatest artist alive,
it would not make me love what I do any more or less.

I see blood, running from the wound of another,
and I feel a chilling fear from deep within.
But if I walked this earth with bravery,
it would not make things less dangerous.

I see a baby, innocent and naive,
and I feel cynical and jaded.
But if I saw through untainted eyes all my life,
it would not make the world a better place.

I see a raindrop, tear of the sky,
and I feel ugly and unsightly.
But if I were as beautiful as rain,
it would not make me crystal clear inside.

There are children with cancer,
mothers who lose their babies,
people who are worse off than dead.

I wonder if I am just lucky or if the world was cruel.
But even if the world was kind or if I were dying, too,
there would still be suffering.

I weep all night, I get nightmares,
I lose myself thinking of such things.
But even if I could right every wrong,
if I could run faster
or jump higher
or be stronger,
it would not make me better or happier.

With what I have, I'll do what I like
and like what I do.
Life is good.
"Do what you like, and like what you do. Life is Good."

When I was a kid, I bought a hat with this stitched on the inside, and ever since then I guess you could call it my creed. :D

This is something I wrote ages ago and found again today. I dunno...I guess it turned out okay.

My teacher wrote "Very Powerful Piece" on the paper, but she was kind of...ditzy (nice, but ditzy). So I didn't know whether to trust her judgment or not. xD;;

[EDIT] ಠ_ಠ WHY is this thing on the front page? Obviously there is some horrible mistake here.

Oh...and thanks, I guess. [/EDIT]
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thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
your teacher was right about this poem being a powerful piece! it's very deep and philosophical!
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Imnothereyouknow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome done, dude! :)
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Roxi95 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
i can find myself in this... i like it, it's a powerful piece ;)
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jojojoanaa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really good. Deep. I like it.
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joshuaklewis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
nice! :)
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angelicmist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
wonderfully written!!!! seriously loved!!!
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kaipolanialisha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
<3 i love this .....helped me out alot, thanks..
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ophelialife Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I got goose bumps!!! Its awesome OUO
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Maestro-Kavi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
It's quite good. You have a talent for writing.
It's always fun to find old writings and revisit them a bit.
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sammie819 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing. Describes me & my insecurities well. =) Two thumbs up.
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