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A Play On A Play On Words MAG

November 13, 2008
By Andrewsaur BRONZE, La Porte, Texas
Andrewsaur BRONZE, La Porte, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Time brings all things to life, in that I trust it so.\\\\\\\" ~ Willie Stark

When the tides change
I’ll be free
to drown among my people
in the ancient lands of nowhere
nowhere you would go
with a head upon my hat
and feet upon my shoes
it’s time to go inside
to survive
the cold of the air conditioning
in my room it’s harsh living
with the lights turned off
no one makes a sound
except the pitter patter of my soul
across the aluminum roof of my mind
like raindrops in your eye
all you are is a blurred image
thoughts once clear
are now hard to see
I have to retrieve my telescope
just to see you
still leaves me empty inside
’cause I think it’s my fault
that I have no idea
but I don’t know what to think
or where to begin
so I just sit and wait
for the tide to come in.

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on Sep. 6 2011 at 9:56 am
vannanodrama GOLD, Mattituck, New York
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Favorite Quote:
whatever you do in life will be insignificant. But it's very important that you do it.

i love this !

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on Aug. 15 2011 at 5:24 pm
A_____, Columbus, Ohio
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Wow.  This is melodic, is the word I would use to describe it!  Of course, great poetry can't be described in words.

on Aug. 15 2011 at 12:23 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
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This would make a really good song, especially the 'stanza' that rhymes..."But I don't know what to think/Or where to begin/So I just sit and wait/For the tide to come in". And I would really appreciate it if you checked out my poems, like "True Colors". Well, anyway, good job!!!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 11:07 am
NothingSpecial BRONZE, Conifer, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
They teach us to stand out; yet they smash us into groups; they teach us to be happy; yet they demoralize us as life moves on; they teach us to listen; yet they ignore our questions; think about it. The teaching and learning system is screwed up.

I love this poem! It is very creative and just beautiful!!!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 11:02 am
VintageWriter BRONZE, Madison, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
The worst weeks are the ones that never really seem to start, so by the end they feel like they've been going on forever.

I love this, the emotion, the feeling, the play on words! Every thing about it just wow! Amazing, well done sir, well done.

on Aug. 15 2011 at 9:48 am
Gracie597 BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Failure is unimportant, it takes courage to make a fool of yourself."

I like it(:

on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:55 pm
HateKnuckle SILVER, Peru, New York
9 articles 0 photos 96 comments
Little difficult to understand. Its what I imagine it would be like to read James Joyce. Interesting and good cause you have to read it over again.......and again.

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on Jul. 27 2011 at 12:19 pm
I don't want to sound weird, but i'm not a member, and i really want to be. May i please use someones password?

on Jul. 24 2011 at 11:53 pm
LunaIsNotHere BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I admire the concept of selling your soul for the sake of an unforgettable performance"

I don't get it :)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 9:34 pm
MonaLisaSmile GOLD, North Liberty, Indiana
19 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there. --Adam Young

Really really good! :)

on Jul. 2 2011 at 8:51 pm
KatPantle SILVER, Burien, Washington
5 articles 4 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"people dont change, the real them just comes out later in the relationship" -Carlos A.
"You said you like me better on my knees,
so I'll stick around.
Just so you can see me trying on my feet" -Carlos A.

lovely. bravo*

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on Jul. 2 2011 at 4:34 pm
jj1997 BRONZE, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isnt about waiting for the strom to pass, its about learing to dance in the rain."by i dont know who

i love this it most deffinantly touched my heart and its amazing

on Jul. 2 2011 at 9:37 am
David.DZE BRONZE, Paramus, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
Lou Holtz

"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
Groucho Marx

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
Yogi Berra

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

I kind of agree with Sky. Although I do like the way words are used to capture emotion.

on Jun. 27 2011 at 9:55 pm
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
71 articles 2 photos 179 comments
wow I am in l o v e   <3

on Jun. 10 2011 at 11:50 pm
Krikette BRONZE, Sunnyvale, California
3 articles 0 photos 22 comments
Brilliant! I loved how the poem says the opposite of what is expected in lines like "It's time to go inside/ to survive/ the cold of the air conditioning/ in my room it's harsh living". The poem also does a good job capturing the emotion of the speaker. Well done.

on Jun. 10 2011 at 5:49 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams


on Jun. 10 2011 at 3:51 pm
Andrewsaur BRONZE, La Porte, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Time brings all things to life, in that I trust it so.\\\\\\\" ~ Willie Stark

February 2009

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on Jun. 10 2011 at 3:39 pm
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

what issue is this poem printed in?

on Jun. 10 2011 at 1:11 pm
gogreen1 SILVER, Gretna, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 38 comments
I think that's the point...

on Jun. 10 2011 at 6:42 am
K.M.S.Shear BRONZE, Cherokee, Iowa
2 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some people think writing is a waist of their time. For me it’s a way to draw an image of myself through the painting of words."

i love the way you used the words.