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From Here to the Sidewalk MAG

June 22, 2009
By Megan Buckner BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
Megan Buckner BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
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Peeking from beneath long lashes
his gentle gray eyes search your gaze
for guidance. You show him again –
he messily attempts to mimic
the motions, but the knots won’t hold, and
laces come apart like a Pull ’n’ Peel
cherry Twizzler. Patiently you wait;
he purses his small lips and concentrates
exclusively on the challenge at his feet.
Finally, a feeble bow balances atop
both shoes – his eyes outshine his smile
as he stands and saunters out the door,
displaying his delight in newfound expertise.

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on Oct. 14 2011 at 6:16 pm
JosieSmash BRONZE, Toledo, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. :)

The twizler simile was very good and i love how it reflected something that happens everyday. Very relatable and i really loved it. 

on Jul. 31 2011 at 9:20 pm
Alexandrathepoet PLATINUM, Leesville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
If nothing else, believe in art.

I simply love your style of writing

on May. 26 2011 at 12:35 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

i love how you turned something so simple into a beautiful poem!

icicle said...
on Feb. 5 2011 at 10:12 am
This is awesome. I love the descriptions, they're not redundant and they're very original - it's perfect. Keep up the great work.

on Nov. 29 2010 at 1:27 am
RedpillBluepill, East Brunswick, New Jersey
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The alliteration is dope. Pull N Peel Twizzler thing was real creative. Only problem with it really is there are too many words. You're very talented.

on Jul. 2 2010 at 11:26 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Love your simile about Twizzlers - and all your detatils. Great work!

Katie[: GOLD said...
on Mar. 12 2010 at 9:43 am
Katie[: GOLD, Columbus, Indiana
15 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live life to the fullest, and like there won't be a tomorrow."

That's a really good poem. I enjoyed it very much.(:

Abbyy GOLD said...
on Dec. 14 2009 at 6:34 am
Abbyy GOLD, Shanghai, Other
12 articles 1 photo 22 comments
Wow, I really liked this poem! It's a beautiful depiction of one the first "stepping stones" in life. Congrats on getting BOTH of your poems in the magazine!

AmnyR BRONZE said...
on Sep. 5 2009 at 8:12 am
AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the whole world. ~unknown

aw, sweet. reminds me of me teaching my brothers stuff like that. great article

on Jul. 26 2009 at 1:39 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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i thought it was a-ma-zing... i loved it from the first 2 lines! thanks for posting this! :)

on Jul. 17 2009 at 4:38 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

I loved it! I also enjoyed how you didn't break the lines into stanzas. It was beautiful.

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2009 at 1:33 am
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 love this poem! i tore it out of the magazine and put it in my binder:) i like how precise everything is, without being picky. amazing job:) check out some of my poems:)

on Jun. 22 2009 at 6:46 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Beautiful, purely beautiful! I love it, great job! I loved how you went away from the norm and deliberately did not break the lines up into stanzas, very original! Please check out some of my poems! Thanks! PLEASE keep writing :D