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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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on Nov. 17 2009 at 2:07 pm
becklovesyou4eva PLATINUM, Hilton, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” -Dr. Seuss

"Nothing Bigger Than Love" - My Favorite Highway

"Love is a color only the blind can see" - on a Postsecret from

The imagery is this poem is very kept me interested and made me want to keep reading. I loved it! :]

Duckie430 said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 12:12 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

i REALLY love this poem. it really made me smile, but it was also thought-provoking. i love the whole metaphor of this poem.

Emmalee SILVER said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 8:00 am
Emmalee SILVER, Rayville, Louisiana
9 articles 14 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

Made me smile.

on Oct. 4 2009 at 3:56 pm
NinaFarryn SILVER, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
5 articles 28 photos 24 comments
Fantastic piece!!!!!!!

Adams said...
on Oct. 4 2009 at 11:33 am
Hey, author here. ^^ See, my point is that nothing is actually "forever" in the literal sense; considering the universe is billions of years old, someday each human being's "mark" (though it may have lasted for thousands of years) will disappear. Still, I do agree that we can leave a mark for a considerable time on humanity.

on Oct. 4 2009 at 11:07 am
sweetness1994 GOLD, Berea, Kentucky
16 articles 4 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What goes around comes around"

"Love me or hate me....Either was your thinking of me"

All I could think when I read this was...WOW!

on Oct. 4 2009 at 12:12 am
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
75 articles 11 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."


I loved it!

I liked the beginning best


god's just a little kid

with a big bottle

of Miracle Bubbles

and a wand

dipping, blowing these


all doomed to


it has the climax in the metaphor that

brings you in to really think about it!

on Mar. 20 2009 at 11:49 pm
Alliekat BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments
it is a beautiful metaphor! keep up the good work! i hope to read more of your work!!!

Tessa Wilson said...
on Feb. 20 2009 at 5:52 pm
Tessa Wilson, Bemidji, Minnesota
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im not a huge fan of metaphors. But this one really makes sense. I know what this poem has a meaning. Its kinda like explaining life.You should write more like this.I loved it good job

Chrissypeace said...
on Feb. 18 2009 at 12:01 am
I like the poem very much. but i hate to think, that when i die, eventually i will be forgotten. I do not believe that to be entirely true. I think we all of the chance to have our memory live on forever. It depends on what we spend our lives doing.

on Feb. 17 2009 at 7:29 pm
Writergurl1009 SILVER, Orangeburg, South Carolina
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This is a great poem and you should keep writing

on Feb. 17 2009 at 6:29 am
Whitlock BRONZE, Cottonwood, Arizona
2 articles 10 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Something good always comes from something bad.

the idea is very complete and its simplicity makes it very rateable. i'm diggn' it!

on Feb. 17 2009 at 2:25 am
the metaphor was cliche, but it had a unique message =]

Br3zziFlow3d said...
on Jan. 30 2009 at 5:50 pm
The poem was definitly amazing because you can grab an element so young and transform it into the way that we should think about life. Keep it up girl!

Peaceseeker said...
on Jan. 27 2009 at 11:39 pm
I really like this. it's like cute but then deep? I'm really not sure what i'm saying but hey GREAT poem! YOUR AWESOME AT WRITING KEEP DOING IT!!!

pugobelle said...
on Jan. 25 2009 at 9:48 pm
very nice poem! i love it!

icecold said...
on Jan. 21 2009 at 8:03 pm
wow aaamazin

on Jan. 21 2009 at 4:53 pm

on Jan. 21 2009 at 3:24 pm
thats an amazing poem! i <3 it!

bloob said...
on Jan. 14 2009 at 7:52 pm