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Never, Not Once MAG

February 22, 2010
By SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

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

I saw you yesterday on your way to the parking lot
and for a minute the air screamed fish tanks
for little freshmen goldfish to hit the glass and forget after three seconds
and running, swimming, tumbling for the time when
push one two three four five six seven step and halt
meant more than nothing and red balloon faces
hovered over slime child lumps of Soldate 60 clay
hiding behind too-long short hair
because at least I had a chance to worry then.
I could have told you aliens if I wanted
but instead scribbled battlefields on notebooks.
I watched from another marine world as you walked to your car
and you never saw me and my new haircut
never, not once.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Feb. 5 2012 at 11:19 am
peacelovelife SILVER, Berkeley, California
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i really like this! :)

on Jul. 28 2010 at 12:57 pm
EscapeVelocity GOLD, Moro, Illinois
12 articles 2 photos 19 comments
the previous comments sums it p for me except i do enjoy free verse

kaloridley said...
on Jun. 12 2010 at 12:08 pm
kaloridley, Bernex, Other
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments
I don't usually enjoy free-verse poems but this was excellent! Good job.

on Mar. 3 2010 at 10:33 pm
1two3Kelsey PLATINUM, Peoria, Arizona
49 articles 10 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
**~~ Please Geek Responsibly ~~**

:: Faith is to believe what you do not yet see, The reward for that faith is to see what you believe ::

** Why do we kill people who kill people, to show that killing people is wrong? **

I know that feeling of neglect and desire and this is exactly it. I love the metaphors in this. Great job :)