Omniscience | Teen Ink


April 9, 2013
By LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 0 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

We sit in a circle
Around a table
With nothing on it
But a single gun.
None will reach out and grab it,
Fearing the recoil,
Backfire, and the
Of those who would fear them
Once they picked it up,
Yet fear more the thought
Of another picking it up.
Yet, as I watch them as they victimize themselves,
I am silent
As I am wishing
To investigate its every part,
To oil stain my fingers and callous them,
And learn how to fire it.

The author's comments:
Knowledge, like any weapon, is the greatest protector and the greatest dealer of harm, but the understanding of how to use knowledge is even stronger and or higher importance. Fear, however, is its grandest adversary.

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This article has 13 comments.

HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 7 2013 at 9:46 pm
I love the style and the idea it kinda like gave me the shivers. I'm not sure exactly what the meaning behind it is or like what it represents, but I am very intrigued. I feel like there's so much more to this, very intense. But confusing-like in a good way.

on May. 29 2013 at 1:18 am
EmmettHerculeLaFave SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." -Thomas Paine

I liked it. 5/5.

on May. 27 2013 at 3:25 am
Brittany-NamedTheFluffMastahNumber2 GOLD, Milford, Connecticut
15 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
The person that you'd take a bullet for is behind the trigger.
Miss Missing You - Fall Out Boy (:

this was really good, u r talented at poems :)

on May. 23 2013 at 4:03 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 197 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

I think the thought of this poem is so beautiful. I wish I could come up with something like this!

on May. 4 2013 at 3:50 am
BloodyMary PLATINUM, N/A, Other
22 articles 8 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates; You never know what you are gonna get.

Very intense. Seethes on the surface.

x_rbdf GOLD said...
on May. 2 2013 at 12:00 am
x_rbdf GOLD, Augusta, Georgia
17 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
He who faces give no light shall never become a star

I can feel like im in th room There Brilliant !!

Zach_M said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 6:42 pm
Very interesting piece; I like it. I love the flow of the poem, and the point you are trying to convey. It's very creative, and the idea of how you thought of this comparison is really stunning. It's really a great article, and I enjoyed reading it; I don't say that often at all.

on Apr. 22 2013 at 6:40 pm
Tabitha1233 PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 6 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

Really amazing! Loved it!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 6:39 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Holy H***! This poem is beyond compelling. You're talented for this kind of poetry.

on Apr. 21 2013 at 7:41 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:

I am absolutely speechless as what to say! All I can say though is....THIS IS AN AMAZING POEM!!!

on Apr. 19 2013 at 12:15 am
PriyaModi BRONZE, Indore, Other
1 article 7 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
I like the way i am,need no transformation,,,LOVE LIFE.

Your thought is something diffrent...something admirable...if not used properly the weapons could even burst the humanity in this earth.. :)

on Apr. 18 2013 at 10:33 pm
AmorMoritur PLATINUM, Monroe, North Carolina
25 articles 38 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are." ~Ernst Haas

whoa. this is pure unbridled emotion and i have to admit that i love it! this is great and you should definitely continue to share your gift with others!!

on Apr. 16 2013 at 12:21 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Lira hi!!! This is wonderful, you're very talented at creating raw emotion! Wow. 5/5 stars