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My Inner Animal

June 18, 2014
By MnMpen SILVER, Kailua, Hawaii
MnMpen SILVER, Kailua, Hawaii
8 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” -Dr. Seuss


A sensitive soul with stories to tell
Who wonders of all she has seen and heard.
Exploring the world with no place to dwell:
As changed as the wind, as free as a bird.

Quickly she escapes the roaring weather
And then lands before the storm has begun.
Her kind can be alone or together:
Swarms of thousands or independent one.

In her life she’s had growth, change, and rebirth
All while trying to survive in this world.
Her spirit, not her looks, defines her worth
Her potential will one day be unfurled

Butterflies are underestimated
but also purposefully created.


The author's comments:
The first sonnet I've ever written. Feel free to comment. It took me a long time to think of the animal I am, but the symbolism behind the one I chose really suited me.

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on Jun. 20 2014 at 9:53 am
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Beautifully written! :)

on Jun. 20 2014 at 9:40 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Simple yet powerful. 

on Jun. 20 2014 at 9:39 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is great. Thank you, for sharing this. 

on Jun. 19 2014 at 6:37 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

That's really cool!!! I can't write sonnets, I'm not cool enough...lol

on Jun. 19 2014 at 12:59 am
Sunshine2420 SILVER, Unknown, Other
9 articles 0 photos 173 comments

Favorite Quote:
A smile hides everything.

Its totally amazing, though its your first sonnet, you've written it perfectly ;)