The Longest Mountain Road

By Anne, age 20, Florida

The longest of mountain roads
Is Long Mountain Road
I have traveled its cow lined path only once
But it has been superglued into my goldfish memory for safekeeping
The trees were bare for the warm lust of spring had not shattered the quiet there yet
Not yet
The adults split up to do
Boring things that my sister and I had
Slipped away as ghosts to avoid
Across from the house we flew to a field
One that we just had to burst out singing "THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!"
Just like we were
Their majesty commanded it
We played a daring game of follow the leader
Our city girl flip flops at the mercy of fresh cow patties and silent boulders covered in equally silent mossy undergrowth
Sitting upon a tree which held the sky up
Our minds too free to settle into a book
We adventured nearer to the majestic land manatees
And ran off giggling encountering our first cow cries.
Hearing silence just to bring back stories to our friends that it still does exist.
Sometimes when I think of Heaven
I think of you and me on Long Mountain Road.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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