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What do you mean you can't see pluto?

January 26, 2010
By -Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton


it's right there
in plain sight
up above
right there in the sky

you can't tell me it's not a
planet
of course it's a planet
why must you lie?

does lying make you happy?
they tell us not to lie
so
shouldn't you be sad?

The author's comments:
Inspired by Billy Collins and e e cummings. Lack of capitals and minimal punctuation is intentional.

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-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:32 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

But now it's a dwarf planet, so... it's still kind of a planet... in a way. xD

on Oct. 3 2010 at 5:16 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

i am sad. pluto is too a planet! that would be like calling a little person not a human!

on Aug. 29 2010 at 8:59 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

they're productive captain.....they're productive.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 29 2010 at 11:39 am
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Taking the long way does not mean that you are being productive. I will give you an example. Two companies that make cupcakes. One, the "Productive" company, has a  bunch of workers, each only has one task they must do. This company makes ten different types of cupcakes and has a large output. The other cupcake company, the "non-lazy" company, has a small work force of 15. They have 35 different types of cupcakes they make that rotate daily/seasonally depending. The workers help each other, but mostly concentrate on the kind of cupcake they are making for that day. The cupcakes are made fresh and the company takes custom orders for parties, company affairs, etc. This company doesn't have a large output, but make enough for their customers (they work out of a shop, whereas the "productive" company sells to grocery stores), but does not have an excess. Now, who's cupcakes would you rather have? I'd rather have the cupcakes from the second company, who isn't the most productive, but who's cupcakes are of a better quality.

on Aug. 28 2010 at 9:44 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

whats more productive than being......productive?

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 27 2010 at 3:58 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

I have absolutely no idea. I don't remember how I learned this... I just, know it. It happens to me a lot. Very confusing sometimes. Heh.

XCLover GOLD said...
on Aug. 26 2010 at 10:22 pm
XCLover GOLD, Sandpoint, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"I know I run like a girl, try and keep up!" ~Anon
"You only ever grow as a human being if you are outside your comfort zone." ~Percy Cerutti
"The hug is incomplete without you :3" NinjaMan

Oh yeah that does make sense :) I never got the chance to study much ...would that be considered astronomy?

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 26 2010 at 11:24 am
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Will do. xD

on Aug. 25 2010 at 3:41 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Haha I know:D Look up the lyrics to "Class" from Chicago. It's hilarious.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:45 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

It's taking the shortest long way, but there are still longer ways that they are simply too lazy to take.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:45 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Ah. Oh well. Doesn't matter. Not a little kid. xD

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:44 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Well, the reason Pluto is not considered a planet is because of how it was formed. It's actually rather logical for it to be given another name.

XCLover GOLD said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 8:59 pm
XCLover GOLD, Sandpoint, Idaho
18 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know I run like a girl, try and keep up!" ~Anon
"You only ever grow as a human being if you are outside your comfort zone." ~Percy Cerutti
"The hug is incomplete without you :3" NinjaMan

Why is Pluto not considered a planet anyway? Love your style, especially the titles :)

on Aug. 24 2010 at 8:06 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

AMAZING. Although some parts....lets just say it's not for little kids.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 7:58 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

I adore Cell Block Tango. It's my favorite, too. How was the show?

on Aug. 24 2010 at 7:11 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Yes, a lot of them sound childish, although if used correctly they can be very good.

 

And yes, I did, I just saw it on Broadway:D That's my favorite song.

 

He had it coming...


He had it coming...

 

He only had himself to blame.

 

If you'd have been there.

 

If you'd have seen it.

 

I betcha you would have done the same.


-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 7:02 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

-just realized she could have used a horrible pun involving your name-

 

I just find that most rhyming poems sound too sing-song.

 

PS Did you get your name from Chicago?


on Aug. 24 2010 at 6:58 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

I understand. A lot of my best poems don't rhyme.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 6:44 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

... I'm going to be honest here. I've only ever written two rhyming poems. One was a sonnet and the other was random and I just made it rhyme because. I despise rhyming poems. The majority I want to murder in cold blood. Exceptions include Robert Frost Poems, Edger Allan Poe, and that's about it. That's all. o.o

on Aug. 24 2010 at 6:38 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Lol now THIS is what I call entertaining poetry:D Completely agree, by the way. Pluto's right there, folks.  The style was really interesting, and I like the random rhyme scheme.