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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 Jun. 20 2012 at 6:17 pm
jeepster72 BRONZE, Perris, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Beauty and the Geek" -Ashton Kuthcher

i agree. i think it's better if none of them had an author's explanation. that's the point of petry; for every person to find their own meaning in a small group of creative, unexplainable words.

on Jun. 20 2012 at 6:14 pm
jeepster72 BRONZE, Perris, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Beauty and the Geek" -Ashton Kuthcher

those are my favorite moments in life..when something so small; almost insignificant, makes your mind burst; evolve into a tornado of unexplainable creativity.

eddys96 SILVER said...
on Jun. 8 2012 at 6:31 pm
eddys96 SILVER, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Don't Be Afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only initial impression.. The Important things is not the Retreat; You have to Master Yourself

I like it. Deserves to be in the magazine for sure. Please check out my articles and ill return the favor.

on May. 29 2012 at 10:52 am
Loserrr122 GOLD, Belgrade, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Not bad I love the exageration on the word "pop". Very nice.

kaidro said...
on May. 8 2012 at 10:40 am
kaidro, Waterford, Wisconsin
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This poem is awsome!! I like your poem a lot.
This whole poem was a metaphor!! I think the metaphor was that the people are bubbles some are able to live a life and do something amazing while sometimes others can not.  I also noticed that there was some onomatapoeia becasue you had the word "pop" and that is the noise bubbles can make.

Awsome job! I like this poem a lot!!

ShadowLily said...
on May. 7 2012 at 4:42 pm
Whoa... that's deep stuff. I didn't know you could make Miracle Bubbles deep.... Wow. You've got some serious skillz.

on May. 7 2012 at 1:11 pm
phoenixvanlaanen BRONZE, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Wow... you're excellent. I'm jealous of your poetry skills!

Indilove GOLD said...
on May. 7 2012 at 8:06 am
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

Very amazing how you thought of this. It's a rare occasion that our thoughts turn into something extrememly meaningful. Something that actually makes us stop and think a little. This is really amazing work great job

ZaNeesa BRONZE said...
on Apr. 15 2012 at 10:23 am
ZaNeesa BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Never let anybody tell you who you are because at the end of the day nobody knows you better than yourself.

I love this. It kinda makes me think.

on Apr. 5 2012 at 2:41 pm
Ashlea0813 SILVER, Gibsonville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever.

Love this. :)

on Mar. 24 2012 at 11:11 pm
FlowerChild67, Mission Viejo, California
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who I am then loved for who I am not. -Kurt Kobain

I really enjoyed this, although it is a bit sad, in an unsusual way- like hopeless, but not at the same time. Anyway, I actually wrote a similar poem and entered in it into Reflections one year :) So, anway, I liked it:)

on Mar. 24 2012 at 3:31 pm
SpreadUrWingzNFly BRONZE, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Wow that was deep yet gave the feeling of a light afterthought, lovely, can you read a few of my poems and tell me what you think

on Mar. 24 2012 at 7:24 am
Nooneknowsme BRONZE, Ambathenna, Other
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don`t dream your life and live your dream!! ;)

What a wonderful poem!! Its really nice!

Check out mine also, Cream you Dream, and Unbelieavable

It gives the same sense as yours!!

on Mar. 11 2012 at 7:17 am
TheKayster BRONZE, Falmouth, Maine
2 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"

I love this poem!!!!

adams1030 said...
on Mar. 11 2012 at 12:37 am
author here... and lol nope! i've never even heard of the guy! lol. i also found out that one of my heros and role models, John Adams (the president), said something similar once -- i guess it's a relatively common thought! haha.

on Mar. 10 2012 at 8:10 pm
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

this is so beautiful!! I guess from now on every time I blow bubbles or look at someone blowing them, I'm going to be reminded of this poem... :)

on Mar. 2 2012 at 7:39 pm
Dancer2015 SILVER, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect, it means that you have decided to look past your imperfections.

This is a really great poem! I love it! :)

svds1 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 2 2012 at 5:30 pm
svds1 BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess.

Good...but didn't Billy Collins write a poem about comparing himself to a soap bubble? Yeah, he said 'It doesn't take much to remind me what a mayfly I am, what a soap bubble floating over the children's party.' (In one of his poems) Did you get inspired by that?

Kelvyn21 said...
on Mar. 2 2012 at 6:48 am
This is a brilliant love with it..would you mind reading mine called 'Difference in the world'..i would appreciate it..

on Feb. 22 2012 at 7:29 am
Blackrosechick, (Anonymous), Other
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Favorite Quote:
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

Really good :)