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Heart and Sole MAG

February 10, 2009
By FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Some pin their hearts on their sleeves,
Or chains sliding down their necks,
Or clips woven into brightly streaked hair.
I wear my heart, large and bright,
On the bottom of my Converse low-tops,
Crusted with dried dirt that has long since hardened
On the glow-in-the-dark rim
That envelops shiny, clear vinyl
In which my purple-and-yellow-patterned socks show through.
They stretch up to my knees,
Slightly crumpled, uneven and striking.
Winding and folding down long tan legs
And into size 10 low-tops hugging size 10 feet
That have never longed for the caressing softness
Of gentle sheepskin in Australian boots.
With neon stockings pulled over them,
My thin, long feet progress into
Thin, long toes, irregular and bent by nature.
Tips dipped in shiny cobalt and midnight charcoal,
The brilliant colors are useless and hidden.
I wear my heart large and bright, though unseen,
On the bottoms of my shoes.
Shown only through the acts of jumping, kicking, or falling,
Dirtied with mud and worn from miles,
I pin my heart proudly on my sole.

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This article has 75 comments.

on Nov. 22 2009 at 4:01 pm
FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Aw, thank you!

And, sure, I'd love to :D

But, I can't seem to find it, if you wouldn't mind linking me to it, could you?

SamSam SILVER said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 10:05 pm
SamSam SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Take risks. if you win, you will be happy. if you lose, you will be wise.

Dont tell me the sky's the limit when there's footprints on the moon.

Live for the moments you can't put into words.

That was amazing! At first I wasn't sure what you were talking about, but then you tied it together at the end. I love the last sentence! If you can, please read my poem "Perfection"

on Nov. 9 2009 at 7:53 am
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
17 articles 4 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

Wonderful job!!!! you are a talented writer and keep up the good work! if u have time please check out my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and leave a comment. Thanks and keep writing!

sassgrrrrl said...
on Nov. 2 2009 at 3:24 pm
This was really kOoL. It makes perfect sense and I love the descriptionz. Keep it up!!!

on Oct. 18 2009 at 11:55 pm
Sara-Zee PLATINUM, Tigard, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
“We’re not playing pokemon here, you don’t have to flip out okay?”

-Jack Barakat from All Time Low

This was amazing. Keep writing!

Alex166 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 18 2009 at 1:50 pm
Alex166 BRONZE, Charlton, Massachusetts
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To days of inspiration, playing hooky, making something out of nothing. The need to express, to communicate. To going against the grain, going insane, going mad..." - RENT

i like the comparison in this a lot :D

on Jul. 30 2009 at 8:53 pm
ha!! thats just llike me but 1 of them is a hightop! and the sock thing!!!!....so me!!


good work!!

on Jun. 23 2009 at 6:39 pm
Blue-eyed_Hippy-chick, Barry, Texas
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Paints a vivid picture. The best thing about it is the way it makes you picture something. love it

on Jun. 17 2009 at 10:30 pm
Dandelion PLATINUM, Franklin, Massachusetts
20 articles 8 photos 173 comments
This was beautiful! I'm just like that, except mine are high-tops. And yes, they are crusted with mud.

Tierra SILVER said...
on Jun. 17 2009 at 8:45 pm
Tierra SILVER, Detroit, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Never take anything for a fool cause one day you'll wake up and come to see that its no longer there!- Me

That was so heart filling and creative i loved that peom it was very good.

on Jun. 17 2009 at 7:06 pm
pieceofheart SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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this is beautiful morgan

i wish i could write as beautifully as you do. good job

on Jun. 16 2009 at 6:54 pm
this is the author; morgan :]

i just wanted to thank everyone who has voted or commented or read 'Heart and Sole'. thank you so much!

it means a lot <3

Lainee said...
on Jun. 15 2009 at 10:23 pm
You've got soul, more than eough to overflow those size 10s. Keep it up, and don't forget to share those shoes with others.

on Jun. 12 2009 at 4:14 pm
brooke.is.gone. SILVER, Scottsville, Kentucky
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clever darling, clever. :)

on Jun. 8 2009 at 4:19 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

i loved this poem so much. It really got to me. You could have a future career on the line here!

sccrchik898 said...
on Jun. 7 2009 at 3:36 am
what you discribed like the outfit sounds like me exept im a high top gal and i love the sole part i get it and give you a hoorah for thinking so cleverly keep righting please i really like your poem

on Jun. 4 2009 at 10:32 pm
softballsweetie, Somewhere, South Carolina
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that was really good and it reminds myself of me

Brandi Kim said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 2:58 pm
Brandi Kim, Sanford, Florida
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A M A Z I N G ! L O V E D ! B E A U T I F U L !

FarmGirl said...
on May. 28 2009 at 10:42 pm
FarmGirl, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Beautiful, Beautiful piece.

It was amazing.

i loved it

keep writing......!!!!!!!!!!!

marissa GOLD said...
on May. 27 2009 at 6:24 pm
marissa GOLD, New Castle, Pennsylvania
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this is an amazing piece!!you should be very proud of your talent!!