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I am Rosie. I don't do much except collect random things, like quotes and bad habits (I have many). I'm a terrible speller, a bit insecure, and I like poetry a lot. I'm on my computer most of the time, playing with html or something. When I'm not, I'm reading. I don't know what I'm going to do when I grow up, so let's hope that day doesn't come too soon.

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My Current Top Five Songs
(in no order)
a wolf at the door
- radiohead
comfort comes
- the manics
love will tear us apart
- joy division
hurt
- johnny cash
comfortably numb
- pink floyd 

The Lesson of the Moth
i was talking to a moth
the other evening
he was trying to break into
an electric light bulb
and fry himself on the wires

why do you fellows
pull this stunt i asked him
because it is the conventional 
thing for moths or why
if that had been an uncovered 
candle instead of an electric 
light bulb you would
now be a small unsightly cinder
have you no sense

plenty of it he answered
but at times we get tired
of using it
we get bored with the routine
and crave beauty
and excitement
fire is beautiful
and we know that if we get 
too close it will kill us
but what does that matter 
it is better to be happy
for a moment 
and be burned up with beauty
than to live a long time 
and be bored all the while
so we wad all our life up
into one little roll
and then we shoot the roll
that is what life is for 
it is better to be a part of beauty
for one instant and then to cease to
exist than to exist forever 
and never be a part of beauty
our attitude toward life
is to come easy go easy
we are like human beings
used to be before they became
too civilized to enjoy themselves

and before i could argue him
out of his philosophy 
he went and immolated himself 
on a patent cigar lighter
i do not agree with him
myself i would rather have
half the happiness and twice
the longevity

but at the same time i wish 
there was something i wanted
as badly as he wanted to fry himself


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xx Guess what?

Tuesday (14/8/01): 21:40..

Hello, friend!
this journal is friends only.

if you would like to gain entrance then contact me. if you really want to, you will find a way. you cannot comment on the post because I only want people who really want to be able to read to friend me. but, I always welcome new and interesting people into my life.
I usually just write about rubbish anyway!</font>

ps I understand the irony in the title