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February 5, 2009
By hello.peaches PLATINUM, Greenfield, Massachusetts
hello.peaches PLATINUM, Greenfield, Massachusetts
26 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"i don't love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: i love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul."
-Pablo Neruda

There are knicks in the
girls’ bathroom doorknob
and I imagine someone has
a homicidal obsession
and that is where they count
their “privileged” victims.

In high school they all say
the universe is ours to save.
But we ended up just
shrugging our shoulders

and pinning each other up against the lockers.

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on Oct. 27 2012 at 6:58 pm
Holocene SILVER, Sugar Land, Texas
8 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
When birds look into houses, what impossible worlds they see

I love this so much... especially the lines "In high school they all say the universe is ours to save.But we ended up just shrugging our shoulders". there is this lovely truth in your writing .

on Oct. 27 2012 at 4:09 pm
mysticforest BRONZE, Dunmore, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Walt Emerson

"I fear neither death nor pain." -Eowyn, lord of the rings

very nice :)

on Feb. 6 2012 at 11:32 am
JosephEdward BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
Different, and short. could use improvements!

Hirschigirl said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 7:18 pm
Hirschigirl, Sandy, Utah
0 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.”

This really speaks high school. Well done.

Dreammer GOLD said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 3:30 pm
Dreammer GOLD, Montrose, Pennsylvania
19 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is like quicksand the further you fall the harder it is to get out

Short and to the point well written good job please look at my work and comment thanks

on Nov. 10 2011 at 8:52 am
AmayaSakaruta, Borger, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible

this is AWESOME! it totally talks about a lot of how i feel in school, even though im just in middle school.

would you please give me some feedback on some of my work...?

cookiegirl said...
on Sep. 5 2011 at 1:51 am
This poem is beautiful and powerful:) I love the message, it's so true.

on Aug. 14 2011 at 7:59 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments

Almost scary. Really powerful. Five stars--click.

And I would really appreciate it if you checked out my work, like "True Colors"...

on Aug. 14 2011 at 6:23 pm
emilybwrites SILVER, Villa Hills, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
last night i lay in bed, looking up at the stars and i thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?

this was just beautiful, omg i loved it so much! check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and comment/rate it? it would mean a lot!

on Aug. 14 2011 at 2:45 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

So few words with such a huge messege. I love this! (If you wouldn't mind reading any of my poems?)

on Jul. 23 2011 at 11:11 pm
DinosoarJen DIAMOND, Scottsville, New York
86 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just another casualty.
It's sad but true.
And even dead I'm still ahead
of most of you.

I agree! Great job!

on Jul. 23 2011 at 10:18 pm
Silenced_in_Anxiety GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
11 articles 10 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again." - Rosa Parks

If this isn't the definition of poetry then I dont know what is. great job and keep writing so i can keep reading :) your a great poet/

on Jul. 23 2011 at 5:09 pm
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

"In high school they all say
the universe is ours to save.
But we ended up just
shrugging our shoulders."


Check out my work?

YoShaye said...
on Jul. 11 2011 at 5:43 pm
YoShaye, California
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today" -James Dean

I just love this poem! Great job! :D

inkers GOLD said...
on Jul. 1 2011 at 6:20 pm
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

This has a strange power to it. Awesome job! <3

on Apr. 26 2011 at 5:22 pm
H0peF1ames BRONZE, Blaine, Minnesota
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments
I like the part "In high school they all say the universe is ours to save. But we ended up just shrugging our shoulders." It's true in some ways, that sometimes what others tell us to do is not enough. We just walk away from the problems around us.

on Apr. 26 2011 at 12:44 pm
SallyWally GOLD, Mallerstang, Other
12 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music is love in search of the words

This is brilliant! Short but sweet, i love it :) 

on Apr. 26 2011 at 9:56 am
kaity12345 BRONZE, Camarillo, California
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments
that is amazing love it!!!!<3

on Apr. 4 2011 at 8:18 am
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
15 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

This is amazing!

on Nov. 23 2010 at 1:07 am
blackbird704 BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
3 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The unexamined life is not worth living."

this is a very interesting poem. please check out my work!