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desks and chairs

August 30, 2014
By Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
24 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Taylor Swift

I sit in my chair

at my desk

pushed next to three other desks

each with their own students

there are other identical pods of desks

all scattered about the room

on the same floor

and next to this room

is another room

the same desks

the same chairs

and next to that room

is another

and all of these identical rooms

with all of their desks and chairs and students

are in a school

and that school is one of many schools

all operating under the state

one state of many

and those states make up a country

a country named freedom

a country filled with desks and chairs

in their own little classrooms

and there are schools all around the world

in different countries

in different continents

with only one common factor

planet earth

earth isn’t alone

earth, with all of its desks and chairs

planets are abundant

planets and stars and nebulae

orbiting each other

drawn to each other

all part of a bigger picture


full of their planets and stars

and all in the ultimate location

the universe

and in the universe there are desks and chairs

and students sitting in those chairs

all grouped together in their little pods of desks

and I am



The author's comments:

When I finished writing this, I realized that it sounds kind of self-centered, but I didn't mean it that way.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Sep. 19 2014 at 6:25 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

yeah you may be right saying self-centered but i can see how you feel like. Nelieve me we all feel this way once in a while and it's completely normal to get lost sometimes thinking about yourself in this big huge giant planet. I don't know if i'm making sense here lol... But the point is that your poem is great, so poetic and beautifully written. I so like the detail and the situating use. It gave it a strong special touch. So keep it up and never stop writing. Write about what you believe in and how you're feeling, never feel ashamed of it ^_^ 5/5 stars :D thank you for sharing this. P.S: I can say that I relate to your poem in some way. So you're not alone :)

on Sep. 19 2014 at 6:19 pm
chezbona SILVER, Accra, Other
7 articles 1 photo 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
your wildest imagination is just the beginning,make the sky your starting point.
To a better world,
Chez bona.

Very impressive I'm flattered