Poetry On Odyssey: Just A Cigarette

Poetry On Odyssey: Just A Cigarette

Every action has an equal or opposite reaction.

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Just A Cigarette

Every action has an equal or opposite reaction

You throw a ball at a wall, it bounces back

You kiss a girl, and her lips wrap around yours

When you flick a lighter, it produces a flame

You light the tobacco, it will burn

The world is full of reactions, but what if they are not all the same?

When you kiss the girl, her lips wrap around yours, seems nice right?

But what's the reaction of your jaw when her boyfriends fist slams into it?

You can break and fall to the floor, or you get back up and throw one back.

Or what happens when a girl breaks your heart and makes you feel like you caught a razor scooter straight to the ankle.

Do your memories of them burn up and fade away like smoke in the atmosphere?

Maybe, or maybe you get a little bent, but with a couple pulls, you're back to normal.

Sometimes I wish I was like a cigarette

Even if people know I'm bad for them, they'd take me anyways.

I wouldn't be in someone's life for very long, but they'd love me while I was theirs.

I'd be the comfort after a breakup

A conversation starter at a bar

A relaxer after a tough day at work

The post-sex celebration

I like the idea of being someone's boost

My family hid the belts and knives when I told them I didn't feel like I was going to be around for very long.

But I wasn't saying I was suicidal, just that I felt that my life was meant to be beautiful, not necessarily long

Maybe that wouldn't be so bad, maybe people would call me a rainbow, beautiful while it lasted.

At the end of the day, I want to be the thing that brings people comfort.

Something that they can look forward to at the end of the day.

Some people are like heroin, they give you a false sense of security, and then when they're gone, you feel the floor fell out from underneath you.

I don't want to be like Motley Crue

Having to run away high so I don't come home low

I want to be the high someone gets when they come home low.

At the end of the day, people take more than they give.

And maybe I'll just end up crumpled up on the curb

In the gutter, another forgotten litter

Or maybe I'm the catalyst for someone amazing story.

But what about my amazing story?

What about the countless symphonies of my life could be?

I don't want people having to be dependant on me

Like a smoker's craving when they crave their nicotine

I want my descendants to look back at me and see a dream

Someone they admire, who they aspire to be

I hope I'm not like Hamilton, cramming in so much while running out of time

I want to plant seeds in a garden and see what it grows to be

I want people to love me... for me

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10 Things To Do When Feeling Creative

A list of things to do when your creative juices are flowing and you need to put them to good use!
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A list of ten things that I do when I'm feeling creative--some ideas for you!


1. Paint

Head to a craft store and purchase some canvases, paint brushes, and paints and paint yourself some unique, beautiful pictures!

2. Slime

Make a plethora of different homemade slimes! This can be super fun and super messy if that's what you're in the mood for!


3. Pottery

There's so much you can do with pottery! You can paint, create, decorate and more! Get yourself some pottery clay and make something awesome!


4. Color

Get a few coloring books and make it a goal to complete every single page!


5. Scrapbook

Scrap-booking is one of my favorite things to do! The best part is, you can literally use anything you want because its so free!


6. Write

Feeling creative with your words? Write a short story, a poem, a song, this is just as creative as any other crafting.


7. Makeup

No matter what some people may say, makeup is definitely art to me. Practice some new looks if you want, or try a new product. Makeup is never supposed to look one certain way! There are no rules with it.


8. Redecorate

Feeling bored with your surroundings and also feeling creative? Rearrange your room, clean up, and redecorate if you want!


9. Shop

New clothes, new style? Try some new looks!


10. Photography

Go out with some friends and take a super cute and fun photo shoot!

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God Of The Hubcap: A Poem

A poem about an incompetent handyman surveying the damage of a car.

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Could be a quick fix.

Could be that the alternator ran out of juice.

Could be that the motor ran out of steam.

Could be too fast for its own good.

Could be running on too much horsepower.

Could be that the tire ran out of air.

Could be not the best condition to drift.

Could be what I always suspected from a hybrid.

Could be that the wheel won't steer no more.

Could be not the best time to travel.

Could be temporary.

Could be the doors that won't open.

Could be the gears that grind too much.

Could be the manual that's out of order.

Could be the lack of vroom vroom!

Could be the speed that's out of whack.

Could be the emptied brake fluid.

Could be the faulty ignition.

Could be the miswired engine.

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