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We are the animals

May 2, 2015
By Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

I went to the lake the other day,

some fish were red, blue, black and gray.

All were different,

and swam a different way.


But when i dropped a piece of bread,

they became each other's enemy.

They fought endlessly,

pushing and shoving out of jealousy,

not giving an ounce of sympathy.


When all was gone,

they went back into harmony,

continuing to go their way seperately.


I have come to realize,

that we, the people, are just as uncivilized.

We are so fast to criticize,

so fast to put a person's feelings on minimize.

We are the epitome of a curropt society,

you see, we the people, come in variety.

We live different,

but not by nationality.


A fish's bread is like our economy,

but instead of going back into harmony,

we are left fighting,

and this is seen so commonly.


Unfortunitly, this is mother nature,

we aren't living in peace,

but we are living in danger.

And i understand animals fight for the will to survive,

we are human, but live so deprived.


A world created to be peaceful and beautiful,

but instead covered in dversity.

We are in severity,

they're the animals,

but look at us in irony.

The author's comments:

This is an inspiration from actually feeding my fish in my dock bread. It's funny how our society has so much in common to fish.

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on Jul. 8 2016 at 10:50 pm
fearlessAngel17 PLATINUM, Lake Alfred, Florida
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Nothing happens unless first a dream

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This is really awesome hope you keep working

on Jul. 4 2015 at 7:22 pm
alaina_h BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
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I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. -Audrey Hepburn

This is beautiful, and among the most eloquent poems that you've written, great job! I'm a sucker for rhyme too, but you have to make sure to break it up and change the scheme now and then. I've made 15 too many poems sound like Dr. Suess books because I went overboard with the rhyming, haha! Keep writing:)

on Jun. 28 2015 at 8:59 pm
Nated315 DIAMOND, Georgetown, New York
92 articles 7 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
Truth has many shades. It's not a matter of black and white, but many grays.

truly beautiful and well put together :)

on Jun. 24 2015 at 10:06 pm
callieismyname BRONZE, Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Live your life the way you want to, not the way everyone thinks you should." ~unknown

Your comparison is awesome! Wonderful job! I love the way that your poems make people think... keep doing what you're doing because you've got talent!

on Jun. 24 2015 at 6:46 pm
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

word mispelling, corrupt, unfortunately, diversity,. other than that, it was deep. and I'd been thinkin tha same thing lol a true poet right here. good job

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on Jun. 24 2015 at 4:08 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Great comparison, and I completely agree. We as humans don't realize what we're turning into. Keep writing!

on Jun. 23 2015 at 2:36 pm
Blackjack. GOLD, Suffolk, Virginia
13 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take a lesson from "the Greatest Man That Ever Lived," Austin Aries. The ambition and vision of one depends on how bad@ss they look in sunglasses." - Me, 2017

"Who is this Jose, and why is he always being denied?" - Corey Graves, 2016

It's ironic, humans ARE animals!