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Me Through a Lens MAG

September 7, 2009
By marinashutup GOLD, Fair Oaks, California
marinashutup GOLD, Fair Oaks, California
18 articles 11 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?" -Andy Warhol

Me through a lens
The easiest way to see
A skewed vision
Is better than me
Smile for the camera
Capture me on tape
You see what you want
Distorted figures and shapes
Develop the negative
Erase all the flaws
Hang up on a wire
The me you never saw

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whiterose GOLD said...
on May. 18 2012 at 10:54 pm
whiterose GOLD, Independence, Missouri
14 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow; be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

 This is an amazing poem...short, simple, and sweet.  Love it!!!

Pillow BRONZE said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 1:19 am
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
1 article 5 photos 300 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

I love this!

on Jan. 26 2011 at 3:28 pm
WerewolfWriting BRONZE, Eerie, Nevada
4 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about the breaths we take but about the people who take our breath away."

strong. I felt inspired as I read it. Excellent. :)

AlizaO BRONZE said...
on Nov. 3 2010 at 10:44 pm
AlizaO BRONZE, Fort Lee, New Jersey
3 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.

Amazing poem... simple words...big message.  What I love about it is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways.  This relates to some aspects of my life so well... keep writing!  :D


S M Wells said...
on Oct. 13 2010 at 7:15 pm
I feal exactly the same way. I hate to look at photos of myself, they make me look bautiful when I know I am not.

on May. 6 2010 at 8:12 am
KaliKilledKarma BRONZE, Bradyville, Tennessee
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments
Very moving, with such few words. Love it!

on May. 5 2010 at 4:48 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

This is beautiful. The flow's a little off, but the idea of presenting a ribboned version of yourself to the world is a good one. great job!

on May. 5 2010 at 10:28 am
bkcrider92 GOLD, Roslyn Harbor, New York
10 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

That was really great! =)

on May. 3 2010 at 7:40 pm
marinashutup GOLD, Fair Oaks, California
18 articles 11 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?" -Andy Warhol

Thanks so much! You don't know how much your guys' feedback means to me :)

on May. 3 2010 at 2:22 pm
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
51 articles 0 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

Wow, this is truly amazing. I've never ever seen somebody put so much meaning into so few words. Love the rhymes you have in there and the way the tone is soft and clipped, but maybe with a touch of sarcasm and cynic. Atleast thats how I saw it. Amazing job, reaaly awesome for you to get published!


on May. 3 2010 at 11:33 am
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
30 articles 0 photos 75 comments
wow....the metaphorical sense in the poem is evidently related to self-esteem although it could represent so much more...I LOVE THIS!

on May. 2 2010 at 3:20 pm
maybesomeday101 BRONZE, Gallipolis, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If we begin to discover a feeling in our hearts that nothing in this world can satisfy, we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world" -C.S Lewis

this poem is amazing, i know exactly how you feel...sometimes people look only long enough to see what they want to and leave before they have to dig deeper....i have never read anything like that in which so few words can speak so much. AWESOM

on May. 1 2010 at 9:49 pm
ctrisha3 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
6 articles 0 photos 16 comments
Amazing poem. Loved every bit of it. Don't stop writing!

on May. 1 2010 at 12:45 pm
PoeticTouch GOLD, Saida, Other
11 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

very lovely...

on Apr. 30 2010 at 9:22 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

wow the simplicity really contrasts the meaning behind it. pretty! haha keep it up!

on Apr. 30 2010 at 6:37 pm
luv2swim BRONZE, Corona, California
3 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For every beauty there is an eye to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."
-Ivan Panin

Wow! That was so simple yet it said so much. Keep writing.

on Apr. 3 2010 at 9:33 am
JustAlice. SILVER, Wesley Chapel, Florida
5 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." Moulin Rouge

perfect. no more no less.