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Seeds of the Past

December 28, 2009
By littlelilith SILVER, Dallas, Texas
littlelilith SILVER, Dallas, Texas
5 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your perspective may very well be the determining factor in whether you pass the test."

I look back into my past
And I see tears and bad ideas
Those angers I held inside of me
Was like a seed

You plant it and at first
It’s so

Yet somehow it grew
Into a tree bearing poison fruit
Like that poison apple
In Snow White

Those fruits were my ideas

At first they seemed like such good ideas
They nearly killed me

But then, one day
Someone came
They offered to help me chop down my tree

It wasn’t easy because
I had become so attached to that tree
I loved that tree
Guarded it for a while even

But one day I realized
How poisonous those fruits were
How ugly and distorted
That tree was

And I chopped it down

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This article has 16 comments.

Neytiri GOLD said...
on Nov. 24 2011 at 10:07 am
Neytiri GOLD, Hilo, Hawaii
14 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever.

AMAZING!!! Ilove it!! Great job!! It's so beautiful and you've presented it excellently!!!xxx

on Jul. 21 2011 at 8:41 pm
TwasBrilling BRONZE, Staunton, Va, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel

"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore

This is my favorite of all your poems..I like the metaphor, and how abruptly it ends!

ams98 said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 8:36 pm
ams98, Brighton, Michigan
0 articles 0 photos 38 comments
i love how you wrote just flows and has beautiful metaphors:) Great job

on Jul. 3 2011 at 9:21 pm
littlelilith SILVER, Dallas, Texas
5 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Your perspective may very well be the determining factor in whether you pass the test."

Haha, thank you very much! :)

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 9:18 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
I love this metaphor! I'm a fan of your poetry now :D

on Jun. 28 2011 at 2:35 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.

Wow! This was so relatable for me. I like your style. Perfect metaphor.

on Aug. 31 2010 at 3:50 pm
suckerpunch234 BRONZE, Madison, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, reason,
-- over every idea.
Latin Proverb

You really like to ponder on you childhood don't you? I read your forums.  Great piece I really liked it.


P.S. Could you read a few of my articles? I'd appreciate if you commented too?

on Jul. 19 2010 at 6:11 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

that was a really awesome metaphor :DD i applaud!! very nicely done!!

a.m.f BRONZE said...
on Jul. 19 2010 at 1:32 am
a.m.f BRONZE, Gainesville, Florida
3 articles 12 photos 97 comments

Favorite Quote:
"God never shuts a door unless he opens another."

I like your tree metaphor. This is the kind of poem you don't see often anymore; you know, it makes you think.  i like it. you should post more work; it will help you get noticed more. i commented on your forum, too, but in case you don't see it, can you please comment and rate my memoir "Gotta Love Support"? Thanks!

on Jul. 18 2010 at 1:40 pm
BungalowBillPhotography, Juno, Alaska
0 articles 0 photos 144 comments

Favorite Quote:

awesome this is great

iDogrocker said...
on Jul. 17 2010 at 7:39 pm
iDogrocker, Lebanon, Oregon
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I love the tree analogy. I really connected with it. 

on Jul. 13 2010 at 4:11 pm
babigerl1194 PLATINUM, Margaretville, New York
23 articles 10 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
wat doesnt kill you only makes you stronger

So i saw your blog thingy. First off maybe if you wrote more you'd get more you know? and if you comment more that alos puts you out there. oh yea and i agree it was raw and emotional. good jobs. continue the writing. :) ps plz return the favor... withthe comments. lol

on Jul. 10 2010 at 12:39 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1752 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This was amazing, very raw and emotional, well-described, and great metaphor.  Excellent job.

aub13zzz said...
on Jul. 4 2010 at 11:12 am
wow i loved it! the metaphor of the tree to whatever pain you had in the past was great! the story was great... and i just loved it!!!

on Jul. 3 2010 at 2:46 pm
amandap PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
31 articles 0 photos 183 comments
this is awesome! I feel like you should add something about roots in there, I don't really know why, it just kinda popped into my head. I love the story you tell, its so alive!

metalcor3 said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 4:14 pm


just needs some rhythm in it..

nice :)