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Irony MAG

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 Jun. 27 2010 at 4:36 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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this is amazingly beautiful.i love the mesage it conveys. check out my work?im new here so comments and ratings are much appreciated:)

on Jun. 5 2010 at 3:16 pm
anythingandeverything GOLD, Bluffton, Indiana
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this is absolutely beautiful. so bittersweet. excellent word choice and descriptions.

on Jun. 5 2010 at 11:42 am
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thats really good i love it

on Jun. 5 2010 at 10:03 am
PoeticTouch GOLD, Saida, Other
11 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

that is sooo good, really the idea is great, keep it up, maybe see some of my work:) thanks

on May. 17 2010 at 8:38 pm
waywithwords GOLD, Forest Hill, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
~~Isn't it funny how the most important things in life aren't things?~~

Absolutely beautiful :) Keep writing!

on May. 14 2010 at 8:50 pm
funnythewayitis SILVER, Redmond, Washington
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so beautiful. i love how the meaning behind it doesn't hit you over the head if you understand what i mean. thats something im trying to work on in my own writing. you've got a gift!

on Apr. 22 2010 at 8:00 pm
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
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wow ur really good....i posted some poems but they're never this good. I wish my poems couls be like this.

JessieB SILVER said...
on Apr. 19 2010 at 10:07 pm
JessieB SILVER, Elkton, Maryland
7 articles 1 photo 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
an eye for an eye, and the whole world goes blind~Ghandi

I loved this(:

on Mar. 31 2010 at 8:05 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
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Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

This was really good! Gorgeously written. Keep it up.

88084 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 1:42 pm
88084 BRONZE, Oviedo, Florida
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It's funny how this poem could too be beautiful to us, and maybe someone else's tragety...

on Mar. 31 2010 at 6:19 am
yesimdarrian101 BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything may not be perfect, but at least we tried." Stephen Jerzak/Chase Coy

this showed how connected we all are with eachother. it was beautifully written, and helped you tell story without coming right out and saying what you meant.

on Mar. 9 2010 at 1:24 pm
ChristianCowgirlCC SILVER, Wellington, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Galatians 1:10
"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."

The depth behind the simplicity was.. beautiful..

His sweet<3 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:20 am
awhh(:! how pretty was that(:! here ill so how pretty it was it wasnt even pretty it was sweet nice aqwesome and ya ironic(:! lol love anna(:!

on Jan. 24 2010 at 8:27 pm
RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I was born. It was born. So it began. It continues. It will outlive me. People whisper, stare, giggle. Their eternal privilege. My eternal curse-Joyce Carol Oates

Great impact in so little time. True art form. Check my stuff out if you have the time. Thanks

on Jan. 24 2010 at 4:58 pm
fuzzybunny16 BRONZE, Moses Lake, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
If you don't like me, that's your problem. Not mine.

That was really pretty. I liked how the words came from someone else's tragedy.

on Jan. 2 2010 at 11:46 am
kungfud00d BRONZE, Murphytown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Get up

Great job! I really loved this poem. Watching it take shape, word for word

on Jan. 2 2010 at 9:47 am
Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
-1 Peter 3:15

Wow I really like the simplistic structure with such a nice flow and rhythmn, and the meaning, is great, I love poem's that wait till the last lines to make a point, great job! When my work is done pending, will you look at it and comment please?

on Dec. 11 2009 at 11:14 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

wow. kOoL perspective

on Dec. 11 2009 at 5:54 pm
B@Attar56 BRONZE, Chesapeake, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live"- Henry david Thoreau

very beautiful outlook. It evoked a feeling at the end, great job.

jessie-w GOLD said...
on Dec. 11 2009 at 1:24 pm
jessie-w GOLD, Winnemucca, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
To lose is inconceivable. Everyone wins in some way. You just have to push forward and leave the wreckage behind.

I love how you can put so much feeling into something so short!