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FIGHT HARDER.I hit the ground with a loud thud. The dirt smeared onto my clothes, hands, stuck to the warm blood running down the side of my face and my arms, and chilled me to the bone. I felt the cuts stinging in the cold and the dirt getting under my fingernails as I struggled to sit up. I felt the cuts on my knuckles, face and arms and I felt the blood and dirt clinging to them. I heard my heart screaming "FIGHT HARDER," my head throbbing, and my own cries of pain all at once. I saw the darkness inch closer, and I saw the mud and blood mixing on my shirt. I smelled the dirt and the cold and the blood; mostly I smelled my own fear and hatred. I stopped. For that moment, the world was frozen as I looked down at the dirt between my scratched and bloody knees, and knew it was hopeless.
So I stood back up.
I don't like this.It's odd and scary that no matter what you do in life, you're still going to die. No matter how much money you have or how little money you have or how famous you are or how many people care about you, you're going to wind up in a casket 6 feet underground.
I don't like this.
It's unfair, that people should spend their life worrying and fretting and trying to be successful just to wind up dead.
But, then again, that's life.
So yes, we're going to work our tails off and we're going to cry and laugh and we're going to lose people and maybe we'll end up successful.
But then what?
What happens after your legacy is over and your story is done and the curtains close? Do people really remember you, do kids in elementary school complain about doing reports on you?
What happens when you're the one in that casket and there are people standing over your grave crying and telling stories about how good you were and saying that you're in a better place and remembering?
Nothing. You're just…dead.
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More