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Reflections Scattered on the Marble Floor

November 21, 2018
By McKennaMiddWrites BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
McKennaMiddWrites BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Be good to people. And don't forget that you are people, too"
- Colin Wright

There she dances.

She dances there broken.

Not shards of clear glass;

But of what used to be a mirror.

On point.



Pitter patter patter.



Her shadow glides with her

Like a duel between rivals.

She pays no mind.

Tears dripping on the marble floor.

As she looks in depth

At the shards of herself.

Hopes to see what she envies.

Who she was before.

But reflecting is the shadow.

And the girl known as


The author's comments:

This poem was written while listening to Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" in C-Sharp. Which was origionally composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. I find that listening to classical music uncovers the most refined of poets. Wheter they write simple peices or deep philiosophy. I recomend every poet try it. The poem dipects a prima ballerina performing. But who for? That is up to the reader to decide.  

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on Feb. 3 2019 at 12:20 pm
Giuliawrites GOLD, Muscat, Other
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I love how you used music to write such a good poem... i think it isn't simple to write about concepts that aren't our feelings or our experiences but you did it!!! nice job

on Dec. 26 2018 at 2:34 pm
A-Writer SILVER, Pleasanton, California
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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched-they must be felt with the heart."- Helen Keller

This is so creative! I love Sonata No. 14, and your poem definitely did it justice <3

on Dec. 11 2018 at 10:58 am
LeoBatche BRONZE, Paris, Other
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Love this, Great Job :)

on Dec. 10 2018 at 9:23 pm
madsdaws BRONZE, Staten Island, New York
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this is so pretty, I love the way you structured it!

on Dec. 10 2018 at 9:01 pm
c_stone29 SILVER, Elverson, Pennsylvania
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I liked your use of figurative really added to the tone.

on Dec. 9 2018 at 9:05 pm
SupportingFriend10, Louisville, Kentucky
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Get it girl!

on Dec. 9 2018 at 8:38 pm
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
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i love that you ended it with just that one word, it makes it 10 times more powerful. loved this