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“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
—Stephen King
(...welp. I guess I'm going to hell.)

“The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes."
—Andre Gide

“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
—Virginia Woolfe

Currently obsessed with folk indie music, TED talks, and the Tinker Bell movies (they're better than you remember)

Always obsessed with too many book fandoms to list, Hamilton, intellectual debates, and philosophical poetry

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Crash Landing

June 10, 2020

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My dreams are crash landing on Earth
Parachutes were deployed
Career counselors and self-doubt
But they were just jellyfish in the sky.
And I got caught in their tendrils.

My first-grade teacher said, “Shoot for the stars,”
My fifth-grade teacher said, “So you’ll land on the moon,”
My algebra two teacher says, “Passion isn’t talent.
Few people escape the atmosphere of reality.”

I saw my future as a station in space
An unmanned spacecraft waiting for my arrival
It waited too long
If I was going to meet it wouldn’t I by now?
Bye now.

My dreams are crash landing on Earth
Burning up in the atmosphere
Scattering pieces of my hopes
It wasn’t impossible, only improbable. 
And probability was never my best subject.

Possibly someday can be translated to probably never
How am I just now learning the alien language of honesty?
I’m not bilingual
I think I’ve given up on speaking dreamer.
(That can be translated to liar.)

People call people hopeless romantics
But aren’t they the people with the most hope?
Sometimes being a realist means ignoring an optimist
Gravity will always be stronger than the fuel of my visions.
I’m done launching missions that won’t ever be fulfilled.

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3 Comments
  • batman_is_a_cracker

    Your week to complete your contribution to the short story chain has begun. If you need a refresher for the rules and guidelines, and also the first three parts of the story, here's the link:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169932/version/335273


    6 months ago
  • Wicked!

    I absolutely love the fourth stanza. "People call people hopeless romantics / But aren’t they the people with the most hope?" is my favourite sentence. I hope you'll be able to achieve what you dream of :)


    6 months ago
  • inanutshell

    really love the last stanza, especially 'Gravity will always be stronger than the fuel of my visions.' this whole poem portrays your sadness really well but i think this line really captures it. dreams are always tough to chase :(


    6 months ago