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My Fourteen Children

June 2, 2009
By Nika Allahverdi SILVER, Los Angeles, California
Nika Allahverdi SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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My fourteen children, how will I clothe you?
When thoughts are money, how can I afford
To buy ten shoes for each and still be true
To all life’s fragments which I shall record?

I cannot buy the universe right now.
I cannot seal it with a perfect bow.
And yet I make my ink your blood somehow;
You all start living when my pen says so.

Your mommy’s poor, but she will do her best,
Above your crib a mobile she will place.
You all will grow and will be put to test
Until you stand so strong, stand face to face.

And you will listen; I too follow rules.
With proper training, you’ll turn into jewels.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Jan. 30 2015 at 11:25 am
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.

This sonnet is in perfect format. Bad to good. And in only 14 lines, you convey a true, deep meaning. KEEP WRITING :)

on Nov. 24 2010 at 5:11 pm
jh6-4ever SILVER, Cornish Flat, New Hampshire
5 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present. :)

That was really moving. I can feel the emotion, and I think that it was very powerful. Keep writing, and great job.

Shahed GOLD said...
on May. 10 2010 at 5:45 pm
Shahed GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 articles 2 photos 350 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People are like tea bags, they don't realize their own strength until they're dropped in hot water "
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway."

Really nice! really sad! but its got alot of optomistic lines! I like it! alot really!

check out my work, let me know what you think!

on Apr. 16 2010 at 11:32 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is okay. Although, I thought it could be powerful.

Keep writing.

Victor said...
on Mar. 5 2010 at 7:30 am
Victor, Grand Haven, Michigan
0 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia

Wow! That was a strong poem, and the message was clear. Good job!

on Sep. 13 2009 at 10:22 pm
Nika Allahverdi SILVER, Los Angeles, California
8 articles 0 photos 1 comment
At first it may seem like the sonnet is about a mother failing to provide for her children, but if you read into it, you can see that the sonnet is actually about an amateur writer creating a sonnet and fearing failure. The reason she had 14 children is because each child represents a line of the sonnet (sonnets have 14 lines)

on Sep. 13 2009 at 2:25 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Was this about the woman who had fourteen children and no way to provide for them?

on Sep. 9 2009 at 3:32 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

wow! haha this is really very good. how did you come up with this idea? it's very creative, and is very tender :) well done! check out some of my work if you get a chance, i love the feedback. and keep writing, i enjoyed this :) 5 stars!