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Inauguration Poem MAG

February 26, 2009
By Place Wilson BRONZE, Pound Ridge, New York
Place Wilson BRONZE, Pound Ridge, New York
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Frozen in time
We wait

For change to sweep us
Off our feet
And reverse
The spell

We wait
For time to tie
The mane of the
Wild stallion
Which is loosely
In our grasp

Frozen in time
We wait
As the ripple
Of change develops
In the water
In which we wade.

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on Mar. 6 2012 at 3:03 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I particularly liked the second stanza:)

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Nov. 25 2011 at 6:58 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is a good poem! It is really strong! Thank you


on Oct. 12 2011 at 7:57 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Cool! Maybe this should be in "poetry" instead though... :) It's a neat poem

on Jul. 16 2011 at 2:48 am
Wildflower30 SILVER, Kolkata, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Create your own sayings, for only then do they make sense most. ---- Me

Wild stallion? :D That was fascinating!

on Dec. 30 2010 at 7:55 pm
Clopsey PLATINUM, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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this reminds me of all the excitement... hasnt turned out quite as planned, i suppose.

on Dec. 30 2010 at 11:04 am
Kyle Tierney BRONZE, Marcellus, New York
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yes and cliched

on Jul. 7 2010 at 7:23 pm
Madison22 BRONZE, Kittery Point, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Never Give up!

pretty i mean COOL!! AWESOME! what do you mean in the 3rd section with the 'wild stallion' part..

Eilatan GOLD said...
on May. 24 2010 at 8:11 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."


on Feb. 13 2010 at 11:04 am
SaraRoxsHerSox SILVER, McVeytown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:

Beautiful poem! Really well-written! Love it.

on Dec. 21 2009 at 2:57 am
SerenityMine BRONZE, Not Saying, California
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This is a very well written poem. :) Good job.

Lillian GOLD said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 6:54 pm
Lillian GOLD, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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"Frozen in Time

We Wait"

Wow. Great line to begin with! Inspiring poem!

on Aug. 7 2009 at 8:23 pm
miz.pretty.yung.thang SILVER, Fortmill, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned

i really like this poem

adavis9211 said...
on May. 27 2009 at 6:34 pm
Ritsuk, a poem can be an opinion.

They dont always have to be seperate.

And i think this was really good.

on May. 11 2009 at 1:29 am
ritsukalover072 BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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this is a poem, not an opinion... but i guess its pretty nice...

SMc said...
on May. 8 2009 at 9:27 pm
This poem is confusing.

on May. 3 2009 at 12:15 pm
Really good!

DoLL_F@C3 said...
on Apr. 7 2009 at 8:45 pm
DoLL_F@C3, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:

this is really great

on Mar. 2 2009 at 11:29 pm
WOW Place your poem is inspiring. Obaa should have read your poem. As ace1213 said your poem captures the hope that Americans have. this poem is a perfect example for what poets of your age group should be writing like. Fantastic job Place and congrats on being published on teen ink raw. Your are my idol and when you are published in the real magazine you will be the idol for other kids around the globe! You are a role model.

Ace1213 said...
on Mar. 1 2009 at 2:59 am
Wow! This poem connects the feelings I felt during the campaign and the inauguration. The author is able to explain the feeling of hope all Americans experienced and at the same time is able to convey the burden that rests on our new president's shoulders.