Just A Childish Game
By: Jay Klein

I've learned that life is a neverending game of questions, as soon as you discover the answer to one,
a new one greets you with a grin for it knows the frustation and triumph that is to come. Living is a
nonstop pursuit for knowlege, all you have to do is strap on for the ride. If this trip is not made the
only door left to take is labled ignorance. Life is full of change, heartbreak, highs, lows, stress, anger,
and every other emotion one can think off, but thats the price we pay, I firmly believe that every
morning we wake up and put our chips on the table, waiting to see what pot we might bring in that
evening as we close our eyes in exaustion. With everyday that goes by one may feel overwelmed,
broken, and pressured; but nothing can compare to the reward that awaits. Joy, happiness, love,
and many more riches of life make it all worth the ride. Day by day, year by year, I live my life just
like any other 15 year old would; with the changing of the days I grow wiser and wiser in my knowlege of life.
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The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny
Summer arrived on the back of a mockingbird
My love and my faith
Thats what holds me down
But they've got me on the outside looking in
But I can't see it all
With the weight of the world on my shoulder
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour,
the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear,
is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause
and lies exhausted on the field of battle -
I could flood this world
If this wasn't an airless astroid

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A soundless day in the autumn of the year
Yet Im still alive
But Im barely breathing
Im shaking in my boots
Because the machines know
I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a ...
And gazed down...
But with a shudder even more thrilling than the one before...
And the ghastly tree-stems,
And the vacant and eye-like windows.
The words always cut when they cliche
But here's my knife cause i came for the buffet

When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
Welcome wool sweaters
And life goes on
But yet it stands in front of me
Which brings me to the question
Who the hell made you the boss?
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oh so thats who it is?
Well once again i will press on for I love
All brave men love
For he only is brave
Who has the affections to fight for
In the daily battle of life
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As the spring sun peeks from the clouds
New hope is brought into the eyes of the wounded
So please dont use this ink we call blood to start your fire this time
Forgive me Im trying to find
Im calling at night
Is it worth the pain
With no one to blame
For all my insecurities
How could I ever let this go?
It seems like the more you squeeze
The more it slips away
For its that time of year again...
When the feeling of liberty sits uneasily among most of us
Speak for yourself or they will speak for you
Noone will speak for me
I am my own
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So there is a day in the life
Life is a funny word
As years pass
What is taught and who has learned?
These lessons we must take away
For its the parting of the sensory
So when the king falls where do you stand?
What choices lead you to what is made?
But fortune has come our way for..
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
So exist my fellow man
Existence is Identity, Consciousness is Identification
I've found myself

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