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Rainbows & Apologies

August 15, 2012
By LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

mistakes are made, and
there's nothing to say
but apologies that go unheard,
as shame burns unchecked.

new sparks set my soul alight
with the hope that with each passing day
I can be less ignorant.

there's nothing to do
but hold my tongue
('til I figure out
what it's actually saying.)

there's nothing to do but embrace the world,
sink my teeth into delicious diversities.
throw myself into the colors of the rainbows
and come out of it all as speckled and tie-dyed
as I can be.
as I should be.
as I will be.

mistakes are made,
and there is one thing to say:
I am sorry.
I was unfair,
and unaware of all the colors in the rainbows.

The author's comments:
In this poem, I wanted the colors of the rainbow to represent all the different lifestyles people have. As I've recently started to learn, they're all beautiful. Sure, everyone might have a favorite. But that doesn't mean you can't marvel at all of them, and try to collect lessons from everyone you meet.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Aug. 15 2013 at 9:30 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Great job with the metaphor! I loved it Loopy! Keep writing. ^_^

on May. 25 2013 at 11:21 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

I really love this poem. :) I think you captured what it's like to be a teenager very well, with all sorts of ideas and choices open to you but no particularly strong openions yet. Great writing!