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The Words That Slip Away

July 1, 2011
By Emily.L GOLD, Gilbert, Arizona
Emily.L GOLD, Gilbert, Arizona
10 articles 12 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something. " -Sarah Dessen

Roses are red,
I'll always love you.
Look at this sham
We put ourselves through.

Violets are blue,
In colorblind views.
So is a heart
If you mix up hues.

Sugar is sweet.
How doubtful that is
If I'm a match
For a glucose wiz.

All of your words,
They end in cliché.
How do I know
If you'll really stay?

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This article has 6 comments.

gigi01 GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 10:59 am
gigi01 GOLD, Seffner, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 64 comments
Very Nice! I also like how it starts with "Roses are Red," but the poem itself is far from conventional! It is touching too. Could you look at my poem "Fireflies and Stars?" It's similar to this one. 

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 10:09 am
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
I liked how you started the poem with "Roses are red". Also liked the part about the glucose wiz. I think I read this before, maybe in someone's favorites? Good job!

on Jul. 21 2011 at 10:32 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Amazing. 5 stars

on Jul. 21 2011 at 8:48 pm
TwasBrilling BRONZE, Staunton, Va, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel

"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore

I LOVE how you take a cliche, and put it down!!

on Jul. 21 2011 at 6:04 pm
bookworm29 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
28 articles 2 photos 61 comments
These are the words that come to my mind when reading this poem: Impudent, insolent, suspicious, fiery, wishful, hopeful, and slightly scared?

on Jul. 19 2011 at 2:36 pm
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
5 articles 3 photos 178 comments

You have a quirky style of writing, sort of edgy. I like it[:

I like "Sugar is sweet

How doubtful that is

If I'm a match

For a glucose wiz"