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from live_fast-die_young - Thursday, December 01, 2005
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This is for those (former members) who have died, who have contemplated suicide, who have struggled with depression, who are still dealing. The poem compares those who have struggled to adjust to their new lives in society to lily-pads: breathing the air yet always of the water; living in both worlds and ultimately unable to survive without either.

The water-lilies have
All grown up now,
Cropped their hair
Modern for the city.

The one I first kissed
In the moss-green cup
Wears green for the desert
And sand for his mind.

Once floated by the fish
White flag to the land-life
They have flown, flopped,
Grown roots, and drowned.

In the density of the city
The lilies cried for water
Till they dried up
Cut their hair and turned brown.

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from Anthony
Friday, December 30, 2005 - 16:11

Very nice. Happy New Year!
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from cruelkid
Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 14:18

and to think we used to sing AC/DC songs about you.
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From live_fast-die_young
Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 03:53

Huh?(reply to this comment
From placebo
Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 08:22

Used to live with you and was quite mean to you.Shame, as you seem to have turned out quite nicely(reply to this comment
From live_fast-die_young
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 03:39

Those were strange days. I have only very vague memories of CR, which might be the reason I turned out so nicely. :-) I'm not sure who this is but based on the 22yr old male...C? Would be funny...(reply to this comment
From placebo
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 04:00

People look strange when you're a stranger.I don't know what you mean with C.R. but I'm def not a C.I doubt if you remember me, we lived together in Mountainview in Taiwan and our elder siblings live together now.(reply to this comment
From live_fast-die_young
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 19:51


Well's europa? Glad to see you're getting an education. :-) Met your witty younger sis Anna a while fact I've met many of your fam over the recent years, that is, except you. Taiwan wasn't strange as much as alien, as I was coming from running barefoot in mad Irish open fields to barren, treeless Taipei and the sticky human conglomeration of screaming children that was Mountainview for me. Liked the backyard tho. :-)(reply to this comment

Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 12:45


That is very beautiful.

Water lilies have always had a strong pull for me.

But I do not mean that to say your poem is any less beautiful.
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