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We use to fold paper planes together
By the dinner table after supper.
Once we finished we would write our deepest desires into them
And then throw them into open space.

Watching
Them
Disappear.

We would watch as they glided their way
Across the plains.
We would see which one of our planes flew the farthest.
Which one of our dreams went further.

But that too
Disappeared.
Like everything in life.

I got older
But I never grew up.

I got busy.
And you did too.
Our conversations now can be put into three categories:
Greetings, food and farewells.
Somehow, we’re both okay with that.

I sometimes pray to the same God that you say you once knew
To the one you still wear around neck
In hopes that maybe, one day,
Things will return
To how they once were.

See, ‘cause the plane that was suppose
To take me from my child to adulthood
Still hasn’t landed. Delayed
By a storm I cannot define.
And I don’t plan on ever leaving the roof
Above me.
How could I? When I feel
So safe,
So sheltered.

I never wanted to get on that this flight
In the first place.
But I’m flying now.
I’m flying, Dad.

Can you hear me?
Can’t you hear me?

Of course not, there’s no reception up here.

So to help pass the time,
I decided to build one last plane.
Instead of paper, I made it out of a memory
Of what once was.
Even though its wings are missing,
Most days, that doesn’t stop it from trying to take flight.
A poem about...something. I think it's pretty obvious. Translate it any way you want to.

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Henly-Hill Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is marvelous!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! :)
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! so detailed, expressive, and beautifully sweet! Animated Love Monkey 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Artist
THANK YEW 
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Xedemi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. +watches you
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks :)
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well then, nice work here dude.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! :D
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
np! would you like to read a poem i created?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artist
send it me the link, I'll gladly read it and offer feedback! :)
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
masterofstorms17.deviantart.co…

awesome and thank you!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Artist
As others have said in the comments of the poem, the rhythm is kind of off in places, it kind of feels like..the rhymes are forced.

Also, although I like the idea of the poem, I feel like at times the piece can feel unorganized, at times there will be random thoughts that jump at you, it's not everywhere though.
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hmmm...orginzation and rhyming issues, alright, thank you for the critique!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Artist
:)
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ZombiePrincessSlayer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconluvluvplz: This is touching. I love it.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! :) I'm glad~
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ZombiePrincessSlayer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ^^
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MagdaH97 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
... Does anyone else get the feeling that you need to glomp something, 'cause I do
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artist
awww D: :glomp:
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MagdaH97 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
looks like I'm not :D
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Artist
:D You're welcome~~
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DanielBaldwin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
This is truly amazing! 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Timberheart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Omg... I can so understand.. I can relate to this with my childhood best friend who grew apart from me... :bravoplz: blargh
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
I'm glad you relate! :)
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Timberheart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
^^
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
:D
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Timberheart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Icon - 062 Jen Icon - 011 Jen (Sob) 
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LydiaBv Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
It reminded me of www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn6-c2… xD ...awesome :D
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
Haha. I've never been a big B.O.B. fan. :P

Thanks ^.^
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BreeBree135 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. :) :heart:
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
I'm glad! Thanks :)
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BreeBree135 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
:D
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miyukihayashi45 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbravoplz: It's so wonderful I have no words for this.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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miyukihayashi45 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
:D
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VoiceOfAmaya Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What is there to say that has yet to be said? :3
I enjoy how you could use one distinct memory to narrate someone's life. The story emits a sense of nostalgia and I think it connects well with all the readers (Myself included :P ) The last verse really hit a heart-string there. Keep up the good work!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
I try!

I'm glad you enjoyed this piece :)
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kicksinchaos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That last stanza really hit home. Great work here. A beautiful read. 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! I really appreciate the fact that you enjoyed this!
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wdnest Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Wonderful work. Love the thought of airplanes here - congrats.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The ending is absolutely breath-taking! Great impact there, great impact! :clap:
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
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Vanille98 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so touching :)  Reminds me of my Dad as well :happycry: revamp 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
I'm glad you could relate! :)
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
this has a wonderfull message, it makes me think about that im fourteen, but never grew up since i was nine, a kid of fantasy and playing with her friends
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
Haha. Cool. 
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