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By Jennifer T., Street, MD

The shards of glass littered the cold, black asphalt
like sparkling stars strewn across the night sky.

Their brilliance catching the corner of my eye,
making me slow down, just to look at them a little longer.

In my awe of the sheer beauty of merely broken glass,
I couldn't help but think

How someone else's tragedy
could be so beautiful to me.

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on Oct. 2 2011 at 7:53 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Hypnotizing. Fabulous work!

Lex2011 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 6 2011 at 10:54 pm
Lex2011 BRONZE, Washington, Pennsylvania
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This is AMAZING! I read it like 3 times. It moves me. Please check out my poem Dreams

dreamerz said...
on Jul. 6 2011 at 10:43 am

Really great choice of words and just a very interesting poem altogether! I love it and I hope you write more!

For some reason I can't post comments under my screen name, ElleNicole... but I was wondering if you could give feedback to my poem, Change? It was just put on the website a few days ago. Thanks if you do!

on Jun. 14 2011 at 5:04 pm
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

wow. your words put me into a trance.


on Jun. 14 2011 at 2:30 am
Ladylikeinquisition145 GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
12 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night... Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows!...Moloch who frightened me out of my natural ecstasy!" -Howl Allen Ginsberg

Your comparisons really caught my attention. I could really appreciate the way you brought your central idea full circle, in the end explaining why you find such simplicities so mesmerizing. Very adept. I very much enjoyed this piece.

on Jun. 8 2011 at 1:00 pm
DreamerofFear BRONZE, Troy, Missouri
3 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream without fear love without limits

i can totally feel what u r puttin down its mesmerising im in love with the idea


on May. 1 2011 at 3:00 pm
tesswards32 PLATINUM, Perry Hall, Maryland
36 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most, not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes. There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind." - Zac Brown Band

excellent word choice! this piece is intricately beautiful

VeronicaAnn. said...
on May. 1 2011 at 10:49 am
VeronicaAnn., Brunswick, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Tell Me When You Feel My Silence." -Possibility ~ Lykke Li

This Was Really Good..!

Keep Up The Good Work.. c:

on Apr. 9 2011 at 5:55 pm
ripvansprinkle, West Chester, Ohio
0 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Smash the mirrors but avoid the pieces." - B. McNally

I love this piece so much!  The last two lines are the best and really left me going, "Wow."  I'd love to read more from you!

on Apr. 9 2011 at 10:41 am
the_sparrow SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

Wow this is I read it to my sister even. I love how you first describe magnificently the beauty...and then at the end evoke an emotional response. I almost felt guilty at the end. Your thoughts transcend the simplicity of the poem. Great job!

P.S. I would love it if you found the time to comment on my stuff..."Morals" "Sickness" and "My Mother's Cooking." :)

on Apr. 9 2011 at 12:43 am
Laurennnn PLATINUM, Sadieville, Kentucky
31 articles 9 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people merely exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

Wow, this is really good. Simple. True poetry. You held to Frost's quote: "Say the most you can in the fewest words possible." Truly beautiful.

on Feb. 24 2011 at 6:57 pm
nikkiee PLATINUM, St. Johns, Other
25 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its all for love, L.O.V.E ~Michael Jackson

Love this!!! :) Check out my work??

on Jan. 11 2011 at 4:29 pm
claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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This is very simple and beautiful.

on Dec. 20 2010 at 9:54 am
fadingaway1324 SILVER, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
7 articles 4 photos 24 comments
very nice. short and to the point

on Nov. 28 2010 at 11:31 am
springdance BRONZE, Hebron, New Hampshire
2 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein

This is really good. It makes me sad, wondering what happened to break the glass.

on Nov. 7 2010 at 6:19 am
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

This is an excellent piece. The two final lines added a surprising, yet fitting insight. You have a gift for perspective!

-- the authoress of "to my future spouse"

on Sep. 1 2010 at 2:12 pm
dynastysd BRONZE, Ramsey, New Jersey
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I completely agree with brax34, and that's a good thing because I love that song

on Jul. 19 2010 at 3:21 pm
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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i really like this poem! it kinda reminds me of the lyrics to funny the way it is by dave mathew's band

on Jul. 19 2010 at 1:48 pm
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
37 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

love love love. great writer :)

keep writing

Always, Mel

on Jun. 27 2010 at 6:15 pm
momentofweakness BRONZE, Ottawa, Other
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this was terrifyingly beautiful in its meaning. the ending really completed the poem; great job! (: