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Purple Midnight

December 9, 2008
By LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

I’ve always been told, that staring isn’t polite.
But does it matter if you are staring at the sky?
Do the rules of etiquette still count then?
Maybe it’s not considered staring if you are wishing at the exact same time you are looking.

I don’t do the whole cloud thing.
Saying, “That one looks like a duck or horse or a flower.”
I don’t enjoy pretending that condensed vapor particles suspended in the atmosphere look like a car. It just doesn’t suit me, ‘cause you can’t wish the clouds were something they aren’t.

I much prefer lying on my back in the dazzling grass, staring up at the purple midnight sky.
Wishing to be composed of nothing, so that I could float away into the abyss, of the stars and the moon.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be nothing?

I’ve always been told that staring isn’t polite.
But does it matter if you are staring at the sky?
Do the rules of etiquette still count then?
Do they still apply to the staring of purple midnight stars?

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This article has 10 comments.

Crissy GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 11:32 am
Crissy GOLD, Jerome, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Life Goes On!"

I'v always wondered the same thing. I always stare at the sky. It's too wonderful not to. I love your poem. It has excellent points.

Milo! said...
on Mar. 10 2010 at 4:14 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.

itsk8 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 10:13 pm
itsk8 BRONZE, Oradell, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." --Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

this hit home. great job in perfectly transforming dreams into words :)

on Nov. 7 2009 at 8:06 am
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
51 articles 0 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

Woah. this is amazing! I was drawn to it by your title "Purple Midnight." You should never, ever stop writing.

Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 17 2009 at 9:56 pm
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
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The questions posed in this poem really make you think... and I love that. I was drawn to read this poem by its title "Purple Midnight". It's a beautiful image :)

on Aug. 12 2009 at 4:45 am
carolinesell PLATINUM, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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love it!!! i have to say, you bring out a point i had never thought of--staring. your poetry really makes someone think. GREAT WORK!!!

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jul. 17 2009 at 12:43 am
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

This is one of my favorites, especially the "I've always been told that staring isn't polite" line. Thank you so much for all the nice comments, it just makes my day when I get a new one from someone. I can honestly say I love all of your work.

on Jul. 15 2009 at 3:36 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

This is a very good poem. Very well written. Great!! AHMAZZZZINGGG!!

ym said...
on Jan. 8 2009 at 3:49 am
Love the poem, it reminds me of a pleasant summer evening, laying on the fresh green grass.

on Jan. 6 2009 at 12:51 am
Nice i cant believe you got in not saying it's not good I'm just baffled but i mean it's not surprising i knew you would get in but errr maybe i should stop talking like now