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Why is it called Midnight, if it's the start of the morning?

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


I can't even imagine what sleep feels like.
Right now
it's becoming easier
and easier
to ignore the double vision
the two images
so similar and so different
one fake and one real
people will try to tell you
the real image is the one you can touch,
but I beg to differ.
Not that I have anyone to argue with.
Everyone is asleep
and I'm still sitting here.
Exhausted and about to fall asleep
typing my heart onto the page
until something good bleeds out.

The author's comments:
Inspired by Billy Collins. Written very late at night, hense the title.

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-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2011 at 4:58 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

Oh wow... That's such a great compliment. I'm honored! Thank you so much! <3

on Jan. 19 2011 at 9:02 pm
Alexandrathepoet PLATINUM, Leesville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
If nothing else, believe in art.
~Unknown

I honestly, as an insomniac, have spent a many a nights writing. And, I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my favorite Teen Ink poets!

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:38 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

Thank you so much. <3

on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:02 pm
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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this is lovely...

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Sep. 8 2010 at 8:07 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

Thank you! And keep writing!

paperflowers said...
on Sep. 8 2010 at 2:47 pm
paperflowers, Imaginary, Indiana
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I love writing stuff like this, except mine usually gets more unrelated and doesn't really go together... good job!

on Aug. 28 2010 at 9:42 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

you really should've seen me coming.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 28 2010 at 8:36 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

Thank you very much! I'm glad you really like this one! ♥

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 28 2010 at 8:36 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

I am a fan of strong endings, you know "going out with a bang". Haha. I'm like that in arguements. Always have the last word. Anyways, I'm glad you liked my poem!

Nirvana SILVER said...
on Aug. 27 2010 at 10:24 pm
Nirvana SILVER, Moreno Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
Until you accept who you are; you will never be happy with what you have

i read all your poems and this is my favorite one...they're all very good though.

but i really liked this one, especially the part about "something good bleeds out"


on Aug. 27 2010 at 4:39 pm
Holy cow this was a good poem! The ending was again the strongest part. Good job :)

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:48 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

Odd...                     

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:47 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 use both pen and paper and laptop (slash iPod Touch. xD). It's just whatever is there. I'm also less likely to lose something if I'm typing it.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:46 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 glad. ♥

on Aug. 25 2010 at 12:06 pm
Monica@Roman SILVER, New Haven, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This too shall pass"

i love the title...and the poem. ha ha the title made me laugh :0

XCLover GOLD said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 8:57 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

love it!!! I feel the exact same way when I write late at night, except I prefer pen and paper then...yeah I'm just weird like that.

on Aug. 24 2010 at 7:11 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

it's funny cause she ate cheese and crackers and she ate peanut butter after that and you can't eat peanut butter and not smell like peanut butter. but thats what happened.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 7:05 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

Yes, for me, the title comes before the poem often. ♥

on Aug. 24 2010 at 7:00 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

Haha I'm not nearly as creative.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 6:48 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

Thank you very much. <3