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Missing MAG

July 9, 2013
By sophistryxo SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
sophistryxo SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac

There is a dog,
one brown spot on the side
of its face,
strapped in a green collar,
stapled to a telephone pole.

There is a necklace,
with one blue bead
and a silver clasp,
pinned to a locker room
bulletin board.

I walk around
filling my empty pockets
with bits of sky,
holding a piece of tape,
and wondering
where to put


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on Aug. 1 2013 at 7:22 pm
vegetariangirl, Hamilton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Being normal is boring - Marilyn Monroe
You only live once -?
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit -Richard Bach

Awesome poem, I love it!!!! And i like the title

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:24 am
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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I love the subtelty of this poem. It's very focoused, (although I don't understand the significance of the pockets of sky as I did the rest of the poem) but it isn't blatanct about the subject. I felt as though I was allowed my own interpritation, even though the poem molded it into the original message.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 22 2013 at 5:09 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This poem is all aroung awesome-sauce, meaning it's exceptional. I love your details. Your theme and title. It's clear and just beautiful. Congrat's on the red check mark! You deserve it! 

Csquared GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2013 at 11:21 pm
Csquared GOLD, Lexington, Massachusetts
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I really liked the title that you came up with. It fits the poem perfectly, and it works really well because it draws in your reader. The reader thinks that the poem will be about your lost dog, but it becomes a lot more than that. It's very clever. Great work!

on Jul. 12 2013 at 1:40 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

I get that she's looking at all the 'missing' posters, but what about the last part? Who - or what - is she looking for? I just can't tell. It flowed really well though! 
Superhero :)