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The Impossible

September 11, 2009
By SurvivoroftheWorld GOLD, Malvern, Pennsylvania
SurvivoroftheWorld GOLD, Malvern, Pennsylvania
16 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The answer to my riddle is the letter n ;)


You can’t take the light from the sun
Or the blue from the sky
The water from the ocean
Or the tear from the eye

You can’t tear love from the heart
Or the shine from a star
The breeze from the wind
Or the sounds from a guitar

You can’t take the dreams from the mind
Or the smile from the lips
The cheerfulness from laughter
Or the joy from someone’s kiss

You can’t take steps from a dance
Or silence from the quiet
The fluff from a cloud
Or the madness from a riot

You can’t take the meaning from words
Or the exhilaration from fun
The personalities from people
Or the loneliness from one

You can’t take the gratitude from a Thank You
Or the flight from a bird
The height from the altitude
Or the noise from the heard

You can’t take the color from a rainbow
Or the sugar from the sweet
The melody from a song
Or the rhythm from a beat

And all these things are undeniably true
Just exactly how you can NEVER take away yourself from you



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on Jan. 10 2012 at 11:51 pm
SurvivoroftheWorld GOLD, Malvern, Pennsylvania
16 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The answer to my riddle is the letter n ;)

Thanks so much! Glad you like all of my poems. I really appreciate you reading them all :) Can't wait to read your stuff. I will def give some feedback!

on Jan. 10 2012 at 6:06 am
Winters_Willow SILVER, Beijing, Other
7 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Treat others the way you wish to be treated." ~Ghandi
"You are the worst pirate I've ever heard of." "Ah, but you've heard of me." ~Pirates of the Caribbean
"A man who has never done anything wrong, has never tried anything new." ~Albert Einstein

I really like your poem, it's nice, true, funny, sad, interesting!!

x5jenx513 said...
on Oct. 4 2009 at 3:40 pm
x5jenx513, Malvern, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments
WOW ! your so inspiring ! write more !

on Oct. 2 2009 at 12:23 am
AlyssaSunico DIAMOND, Taguig City, Other
52 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Music is in a higher revelatiuon than knowledge and wisdom - Ludwig Van Beethoven

I like it so much!!!!!!!!

Very good poem

scaniok said...
on Oct. 1 2009 at 5:45 pm
Wow! I really enjoyed this poem. I believe I liked it so much because it is sincere. “And all these things are undeniably true, / Just exactly how you can NEVER take yourself away from you.” This was my favorite stanza because it contains an important massage. Too many people these days are trying to be somebody they are not. Also, I loved the lyrics! “You can’t take the light from the sun, / Or the blue from the sky, / The water from the ocean, / Or the tear from the eye.” This stanza was very touching and I often think about these kinds of things! I would love to read more of your poems! Awesome job and keep up the great work!

scaniok said...
on Oct. 1 2009 at 5:27 pm
wow! this is great!

Fangz PLATINUM said...
on Oct. 1 2009 at 8:24 am
Fangz PLATINUM, Ware, Massachusetts
37 articles 15 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.

pretty cool. not sure whether its depressing or uplifting, though, hrm....

on Oct. 1 2009 at 7:37 am
alexisjo SILVER, Roanoke, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
fearless doesn't mean you're unafraid, it means you're terrified, but you jump anyway. <3

Wow this is really, really good. (: One of my favorites! (:

on Sep. 30 2009 at 3:50 pm
SurvivoroftheWorld GOLD, Malvern, Pennsylvania
16 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The answer to my riddle is the letter n ;)

Thank You so much everyone!!!! Your comments help me so much!! I will be sure to do the same thing for you!!

KellyR GOLD said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 12:04 pm
KellyR GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

loved it! =)

on Sep. 29 2009 at 5:24 pm
XxKathy1111xX SILVER, N/a, New York
7 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
follow me long enough and you'll end up on a field hockey field.

i loved it! i feel this way everyday...

keep writing more things like this because its awesome

Rain Walker said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 3:46 pm
Very nice work

booboo said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 11:57 am
This was a great reminder to people who are not thems self. I love this poem!!

cakekid314 said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 11:56 am
the meaning of the poem was wonderful i loved every bit of it

on Sep. 29 2009 at 10:28 am
dylonmichael GOLD, El Dorado, Kansas
10 articles 3 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
i have two one is "live life as if it were your last day on earth" and two is "never make some one your everything because when they leave you you have nothing"

i love this poem very good

renae said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 9:19 am
good message :)