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Shadows MAG

By Anonymous

Looking out the window of my slow-moving car,
A scene soon catches my eye.

A young girl grasps her father’s hand as the slow-moving traffic carries on,
eyes filled with such admiration and hope.
There she goes running on the sidewalk,
carefree in the wind,
with pink ribbons dancing wildly in the air.
She turns and for a second I think she sees me
With round blue eyes that cut into my soul,
But she turned away faster than she even glanced
Leaving me feeling more alone than ever before.

It was there when I tried to grasp the reflection,
But it waned as a candle in the wind,
Flickering in the darkness
Dying against the strain of time.

I returned home tired and hopeless,
Reminiscing on swing sets and slides.
The sweet taste of innocence,
A time when pain was a skinned knee!

Nobody ever stops to think, This won’t last forever,
No child ever imagines one day they will be an onlooker,
Hearing voices in the distance,
Seeing shadows of their past.

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on Dec. 9 2010 at 2:26 pm
CourtneyJayye SILVER, Plaquemine, Louisiana
7 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game

Great organization of the events. I like how you described the little girl running to her dad. "There she goes running on the sidewalk, carefree in the wind with pink ribbons dancing wildly in the air." I picture the young girl running fast that the wind brushes against her hair. I dislike l. 11, because it lacked description.

Shahed GOLD said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 11:23 pm
Shahed GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 articles 2 photos 350 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People are like tea bags, they don't realize their own strength until they're dropped in hot water "
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway."

Good job is all i have to say!

I got the magazine today and this was on it i thought i wish i can tell how nice it is .. then here it is .. so heres my comment :)


Check out my work everyone!!

on Nov. 13 2010 at 8:27 am
D_Beauty BRONZE, Euclid, Ohio
2 articles 1 photo 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

Every poem is not meant to rhyme. And by that, i thought this was great! I love the metaphores and stuff like that. Great work!

Dani-Chan GOLD said...
on Aug. 6 2010 at 4:37 pm
Dani-Chan GOLD, Wichita, Kansas
10 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some day, Some time.

It was very good but as someone said before, it does seem unfinished. My poetry rarely rhymes, but that is just how I write.

on Jun. 9 2009 at 3:53 am
I love the theme and concept, but it feels unfinished to me.

on Sep. 19 2008 at 11:06 pm
I like the last line!

on Sep. 19 2008 at 8:28 pm
This is really really good, I wish I could write like you.

lynnzi0o said...
on Sep. 17 2008 at 4:57 pm
like this poem