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Holly Was the One MAG

June 17, 2009
By Lindsey Blais BRONZE, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Lindsey Blais BRONZE, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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No one ever taught me
How to ride a bike.
There wasn’t enough room at my house
Not enough time to learn
I was old enough to teach myself.
Excuses, excuses.
But Holly was the one who let me borrow
Her mud-stained purple bike,
Complete with mini-license plate stating “Holly”
On the back
To prove her ownership.
Holly was the one who led me down the great
concrete hill
By her house
And gave me brief directions on how to pick up speed.
And Holly was the one who watched me
Climb on the bike
Start pedaling
Until I couldn’t control the great amount of speed
I had accumulated.
I started to fly, and rode the wind on this
Purple bike.
And I closed my eyes
Took my hands off the handlebars
And let myself soar.
Off into the clear, bright, blue sky
And up toward the brilliant, warm sun.

Holly was also the one
Who scraped me up
Off the curb,
Pulled her borrowed, mud-stained, purple bike
Off my
Crash-landed body
And helped me stand on my own two feet.
Holly was the one
Who took my hand,
And helped me walk back
Her mud-stained
Now scratched
Purple bike
Back up the great concrete hill.
Holly was the one who taught me how to ride a bike.
But I will be forever thankful to Holly
Because Holly was the one
Who taught me how to ride
But Holly was also the one
Who taught me how to fall.

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on Oct. 29 2011 at 8:35 pm
pens-are-mightier-than-swords SILVER, Caledonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"we often put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down"
~Author Unknown

Well constructed poem! Beautifully written! Such a touching story. Keep writing!

on Oct. 14 2011 at 6:18 pm
JosieSmash BRONZE, Toledo, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. :)

Thats such a good example of a great friend. its sweet :)

not to mentionit was written with alot of talent.

on Jan. 14 2011 at 4:01 pm
ShelbyMarie93 PLATINUM, Lexington, Nebraska
35 articles 1 photo 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me." ~Robert Bridges
"Life is not a jump; it's a headfirst dive."
"Within you I lose myself; without you I find myself wanting to be lost again."

╚══`.¸.Isaac H.

Aww. I love this! It's so well written and SO cute. :)

I'd love it if someone with your talent would check out my work... :D

on Apr. 10 2010 at 10:13 pm
TWLOHA SILVER, Seattle, Washington
5 articles 1 photo 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am Strong because I am Weak
I am Beautiful because I know my Flaws
I am a Lover Because I'm a Fighter
I am Fearless because I have bee Afraid
I am Wise because I have been Foolish
...and I can Laugh because I've known Sadness

Wow, I love hat you have real skills I wish I wrote some thing like that,.


on Apr. 10 2010 at 9:54 pm
emo_nerd951 BRONZE, Clover, South Carolina
3 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." -unknown

This is a really good poem! Great job!

on Nov. 30 2009 at 11:35 pm
babybunny94 PLATINUM, Santa Clara, California
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you did a really good job... you can really see holly and her bike in your head playing this peice of time like a movie

Duckie430 said...
on Oct. 22 2009 at 12:11 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
0 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

this is a really good poem. it's kind of long, but you put in alot of description.

on Aug. 1 2009 at 9:24 pm
RadioShower PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
23 articles 5 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Emo is imaginary - Gerard Way
Normalness leads to sadness -Phil Lester (AmazingPhil)

O mY Gosh that was so amazing!! It made me smile. Everyone needs a Holly!

on Jul. 25 2009 at 4:28 pm
JohnDeereGirl DIAMOND, Westerlo, New York
61 articles 36 photos 216 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not"
"Somewhere betweeen us talking, you saying I deserve better, and you making me laugh when I wanted to cry, I fell in love with you."


on Jul. 21 2009 at 4:36 pm
jay_jayy:D GOLD, Trussville, Alabama
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I looooove the end because it has like a double-meaning, like a pun. Are you saying you fell for Holly or that you fell off the bike?


on Jul. 18 2009 at 10:39 pm
FlamableFyre DIAMOND, Spartanburg, South Carolina
93 articles 9 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't have ambitions or desires.
Being a poet isn't my ambition,
it's my way of being alone.
~ Fernando Pessoa ~

OMG that was one of the best things ive ever read. i so wish i had an experiance like that. holly really sounds amazing, i hope you have more memories like this. its awesome

on Jul. 18 2009 at 1:01 am
Simplygraceful GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
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i luv this...is holly real? this is amazing!

on Jul. 13 2009 at 2:25 am
montreal132 SILVER, Rush, New York
6 articles 0 photos 22 comments
i loved how you worked the...metaphor? in the beginning i didnt like it because the first stanza was unrealistic to bike riding, until i realized that was purposeful. i didnt learn to ride a bike until i was 9, see. and it wasnt easy for me.

on Jul. 9 2009 at 3:13 am
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I love it! It is really beautiful! I'd love it you'd check out some of my work and lemme know what you think. Thanks so much! Again, i love your poem, it is truly awesomwe!

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2009 at 2:32 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

That was really good, especially the last four lines. I'm glad you got it published.

on Jun. 24 2009 at 12:17 am
that was soo...touching and i loved it

on Jun. 20 2009 at 12:00 am
DanceKat BRONZE, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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I love ths poem. It shows true friendship!

on Jun. 19 2009 at 10:45 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Awwww. This is so beautiful. Holly seems like an amazing person. Great job!

!!If you have time, will you please check out my work. Comment and rate if you wish!