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Fragile MAG

September 3, 2008
By Cheng Ng SILVER, New City, New York
Cheng Ng SILVER, New City, New York
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I pick up the snow globe,
and begin to shake it around.
I look at the sparkly particles,
soaring slowly all over the place.
The particles gently drift back down to the ground.
I turn it over,
and twist the little knob.
The Christmas tune begins to play.
It all looks and sounds so perfect.
So peaceful.

Yet it only lasts so long.
Less than a minute,
and it all ends.
I hear silence, and see the particles lying on the ground.
My finger begins to tap on the glass,
and it makes an annoying sound.
Nothing like the pleasant Christmas tune.
I begin to realize the heaviness of the globe,
weighing my hand down greatly.
It is all too much for me to handle,
and as I let go,
the snow globe crashes to the floor.
I am left with shattered pieces of glass,
And a mixture of water and sparkly particles lying on the floor.

It amazes me,
how something that seems so perfect,
could look so broken in a matter of seconds.

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This article has 19 comments.

on Jan. 28 2016 at 2:17 pm
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J.A.L. GOLD said...
on Oct. 6 2014 at 3:46 pm
J.A.L. GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Because our addictions are our distractions."

The narrative kept me in a trance. Great job. Simple, too. 

on Jul. 16 2014 at 7:24 am
HumeraThahur SILVER, Yanbu Industrial City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep.

Same with me..

on Jul. 16 2014 at 7:24 am
HumeraThahur SILVER, Yanbu Industrial City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep.

Such a delicate and poised use of words... Beautifully realistic poem!

on Aug. 26 2012 at 7:46 pm
loveisntreal GOLD, Arcata, California
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Favorite Quote:
"you live what you've learned." -linkin park

10/5 i really like this peice. i love how you talked about the snow globe, it made sence and was fun to read. thankyou so much for this.  plzdont ever stop writing!!!=)

Photo_97 said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 8:46 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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I agree I really liked it.

on Jun. 13 2011 at 1:07 pm
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

5/5. What you wrote down in this poem describes exactly what I did just a few minutes ago. I picked up my snowglobe, shook it, and thought exactly what you wrote in the last verse. I was going to write a poem about it, but you already did. Two great minds think alike, I guess.

spency SILVER said...
on Jun. 13 2011 at 11:12 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

5/5 this is really nice...visit me

msp49 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 23 2011 at 10:50 pm
msp49 BRONZE, Middletown, Connecticut
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I like how you captured the delicate balance of life through something so small.  Amazing poem and great ending.  Keep writing!

on Feb. 2 2011 at 2:38 pm
Meavescrete SILVER, Potomac, Maryland
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 Love the last verse.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jan. 10 2011 at 2:06 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

LOVE IT! So cool; I love the whole thing. Awesome job!

on Jan. 2 2011 at 12:30 pm
daltonwaynemartin BRONZE, Highlands, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"beauty is in the eye of the beholder,but what if the beholder is blind?"

i totally agree with your opinion on the poem "fragile".and that's exactly how our world is and how people put things these days.


mang9write said...
on Oct. 14 2010 at 12:12 pm

Absolutely loved the ending, made everything come together and make simple, but perfect sense.

I know the feeling.;

on Oct. 14 2010 at 8:25 am
apurplechick BRONZE, North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"love all hate few trust none" by william shakespear

simply said this is a beautiful poem!!

on Jun. 3 2010 at 10:16 pm
Brooklynn SILVER, Lake Villa, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how i react to it" John Maxwell

i really liked this and it makes alot of sense of how the world is today and how everything seems so perfect one minute and the next could be a total disaster, but people still sugarcoat it... i loved it and you should def keep writing!

JessieB SILVER said...
on Apr. 20 2010 at 2:37 pm
JessieB SILVER, Elkton, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
an eye for an eye, and the whole world goes blind~Ghandi

I really like this one. for some odd reason, it reminds me of the snow globe in "The Lovely Bones" I have no idea why.

on Apr. 20 2010 at 2:31 am
mcpanicfanic SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Oh my god. This is awesome! That last line is really really deep.

jeanwolf GOLD said...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 7:03 pm
jeanwolf GOLD, Lodi, California
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Favorite Quote:
Eternity is forever, falsehood is a never

There are no words to say that would tell you how much i loved this poem.

on Jun. 13 2009 at 11:53 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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wow. perfection. i tried to write a poem like that about a snowglobe earlier, it was impossible. you caugh tthe feeling perfectly. thanks