"Life doesn't stop for anybody" 1

by Brianna Coleman

We built a fort

out of blankets and pillows

and crawled underneath

away from the harsh

and ever-changing ways of life.

We escaped for awhile

in the darkened shelter

and lived in a fantasy world

amongst the wizards and dragons

and enjoyed each others’ happiness.

We emerged after hours

of endless imaginative bliss

and sighed in the dimly lit room,

aware of our surroundings

and the time on the clock.

We watched as the sun

sank beneath the sky line

and faded from sight

as if foreshadowing our future

and the inevitable departure.

 

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1 Taken from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Last Updated: 4/8/13