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Another Metaphor of Life MAG

October 14, 2008
By Adams1030 BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
Adams1030 BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
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god’s just a little kid
with a big bottle
of Miracle Bubbles
and a wand
dipping, blowing these
all doomed to


at one point or another.
they either drop
too fast, before
he can catch them,
or the biggest ones
before they’ve even
been launched.
it’s the little ones
that leave quietly
and take their time




everyone leaves a mark,
you know,
but sooner or later
they’ve all evaporated.

The author's comments:
I happened to be blowing bubbles in my room when my thoughts suddenly took a semi-philosophical turn and came up with this metaphor. I liked the idea immediately, if only because it was both lighthearted and yet potentially cynical (in pointing out that a person's life, no matter how long his/her "imprint" lasts, will fade away eventually).

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Kiyoko GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2011 at 7:22 pm
Kiyoko GOLD, Knoxville, Tennessee
10 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Independence is my happiness, I view things as they are without regard to place or person. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. - Thomas Paine

This is a really nice poem. Very Punctual, and precise. I feel like every word you use is there for a reason, and that's fantastic. Mind checking out my work? I'd really appreciate it. 

on Jan. 9 2011 at 7:02 pm
claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
8 articles 1 photo 43 comments
I meant to say "statement" instead of "sentence." Oops!

on Jan. 9 2011 at 7:01 pm
claudiathewho SILVER, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
8 articles 1 photo 43 comments
I love this! It's so simple but it makes a big sentence. Like you said, this poem is both lighthearted and cynical.

Nick121 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 9 2011 at 7:00 pm
Nick121 BRONZE, Manhasset, New York
2 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

that poem was great

on Jan. 8 2011 at 11:36 pm
Jessie-Mo SILVER, Mo. City, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Is it not amazing how a simple poem can influence people to... Blow Bubbles. Haha, I loved the poem, and the metaphore was great. Keep writing, I'll be sure to read.

Icy96 PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 18 2010 at 11:22 am
Icy96 PLATINUM, Romeoville, Illinois
27 articles 2 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Horace Mann: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

This was a very interesting perspective on life. Bubbles. Ha, I've always loved that word :)

on Nov. 26 2010 at 9:37 pm
Brooklynn SILVER, Lake Villa, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how i react to it" John Maxwell

it was very good and the metaphor was so random that it made complete sense. nice job

red-i13 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 7:18 pm
red-i13 BRONZE, Dferhjukifrtdghybjn, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself"
Quoted from Franklin D. Roosevelt

This poem is incredible. It also makes me want to blow bubbles too.

on Nov. 26 2010 at 2:07 pm
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
10 articles 3 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

My thoughts exactly :)

LunaLives GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 1:13 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
17 articles 0 photos 237 comments

Favorite Quote:
Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

It is such a sweet poem. Now I want to go get some bubbles.

on Nov. 26 2010 at 1:10 pm
SilverBeam BRONZE, IGH, Minnesota
1 article 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Depression isn't enjoyable. It feels as if there's a thousand pound weight on you. You feel like your heart will crack at any moment; so you sit and you pray it won't be in front of the guy that caused it."

This is absolutely brilliant!!! I would love to hear more of what you have to say, so please: enlighten me!!!

MRose911 GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 12:18 am
MRose911 GOLD, Paradise, Utah
17 articles 10 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No boy is worth crying over and the one who is won't make you cry." - Sarah Kane

wow! this is absolutely amazing!! This is going to be my new metaphor on life! I love it! If you get a second, I would love to hear your opinion on some of my stuff

on Nov. 5 2010 at 9:24 am
bluegirl440 DIAMOND, Park City, Utah
84 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everybody lies. -House

This is absolutly fantastic! Created a very interesting picture in my mind.

Uranium GOLD said...
on Nov. 4 2010 at 9:05 pm
Uranium GOLD, Charlotte, North Carolina
10 articles 8 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
He who burns books only denies himself a new point of view, making himself that much more nearsighted of the truth.

The ability to simplify something beyond comprehension to mere childs play is brilliant

NSaraiC BRONZE said...
on Nov. 4 2010 at 12:49 pm
NSaraiC BRONZE, Adelphi, Maryland
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The brain is wider than the sky." -Emily Dickinson

This was amazing. In all honesty, one of the best pieces of writing on this entire site.

on Nov. 4 2010 at 9:42 am
Aro_To_The_Heart PLATINUM, Mandeville, Louisiana
47 articles 7 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than hands?

-Ernest Gaines.

Simply...astonishing. I'd give you a 10 out of 5 for such a great piece of art. Such a wonderful thing to write. Absolutely lovely. Thank you.

Lexi-pex GOLD said...
on Nov. 4 2010 at 3:04 am
Lexi-pex GOLD, Billingham, Other
13 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

that was really great! i  loved it! : )

on Nov. 1 2010 at 3:42 pm
wefellinLAVA PLATINUM, Copper Cliff, Other
21 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
'you touched my heart, through it's shell'

Lovely metaphor.

on Oct. 13 2010 at 3:18 pm
sidneynicole BRONZE, McKinney, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life knock you down to your knees, just know you are in a perfect postition to pray."

this was soo good,, like no lie

Leo123 said...
on Oct. 13 2010 at 3:15 pm
I like that very much. It's true.