Life In High School MAG

By Chris R., Mason, OH

I am but a cube,
Spinning, twisting for a side to live best,
To find the best side to live,
For it is like this the world enters my eyes,
And never a perfect sphere has been lived.
Those that have found the side to live best,
Have not found the best side to live,
And those thinking they have a sphere,
Will come upon the sharp, cutting corner,
Drawing cold blood like truth from deep within.
With the breathing,
Living days I have spent cutting on this corner
Come realization,
The truth,
The reality that sends us all back from that piercing corner
To the cube to yet again attempt to mold ourselves,
The multi-sided cube,
Into an original,
single-sided,
complete roundness.





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on Mar. 7 at 5:37 pm
AllTheSuperRacehorses SILVER, Haverford, Pennsylvania
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I mourn those who never were able to escape from that three dimensional box, even after high school.

Anna.E.M GOLD said...
on Mar. 7 at 7:34 am
Anna.E.M GOLD, Gainesville, Florida
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I love this!!! You're so talented. I am new to TeenInk but I already have a few poems published, I would love it if some of you could take a look at them and let me know what you think :)

i love this so much!

This is so true. Your great at writing. :)

Skrill said...
on Jun. 17 2017 at 8:38 am
Fuck you!!!

on May. 3 2017 at 7:23 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Perfect

on Jul. 10 2016 at 12:22 pm
Rachelle-Mae PLATINUM, GB, New Jersey
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This is so relatable. This is great!

on May. 27 2015 at 3:12 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

That is great!! Please check out my poem and like it please!: TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/709809/MeWho-i-want-to-be/

on Apr. 2 2015 at 7:58 pm
PianoKeys97 PLATINUM, Medford, New Jersey
22 articles 35 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." -Dita Von Teese

A beautiful analogy. I feel like I can relate to it in so many ways. The idea of the cube and sphere was so clever! Great work. Keep writing. I think you have a lot of potential.

on Feb. 12 2014 at 9:15 pm
BrooklynBridge, Denver, Colorado
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I LOVE this perspective upon high school and the metaphor of the cube in itself. I can relate in so many different ways. Well done!

on Feb. 12 2014 at 11:37 am
B_aguirre2928, Peoria, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
i look at you, you look at me now i know why they say the best thing in life are free.

very nice .

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 21 2012 at 2:28 pm
Quite intruiging. Unique take on high school life. I like the depth and complexity of your thoughts. The metaphor is very effective. Too true. Would you please comment on my poems titled The Greatness of Tomorrow  (it follows a similar theme to this so I would love your take on it) and Mind's Eye?

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 21 2012 at 2:28 pm
Quite intruiging. Unique take on high school life. I like the depth and complexity of your thoughts. The metaphor is very effective. Too true. Would you please comment on my poems titled The Greatness of Tomorrow  (it follows a similar theme to this so I would love your take on it) and Mind's Eye?

on Jun. 21 2012 at 7:33 am
shayKittyFlcoka GOLD, Blockingham, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I don't give my emtions to people who dont matter to me. you cant make me angry, happy, sad, or watever unless you count.

i lik that!

Indilove GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2012 at 8:09 am
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

very nicly done. Great visualiztion!

on Mar. 3 2012 at 10:47 pm
Leapdaybaby212 GOLD, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If you´re lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don't change.”
― Taylor Swift

I totally relate to this! Absolutley amazing! Check out some of my work when you get the chance :)

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Feb. 10 2012 at 11:33 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is fantastic, relatable, interesting, true, a new view, mind-opening, well written and so much more. I love the analogies you used, a completely unexpected but good way of comparing and explaining high school. It is really wonderful, both the message and the writing itself. You should be beyond proud, thank you! :)

on Dec. 12 2010 at 6:14 am
i like it...amazing....joke...it is ......guesss

ktthetrex said...
on May. 14 2010 at 3:18 pm
Idk if I agree that this poem is "magnificent" but it's pretty good.

rella said...
on Jan. 15 2010 at 9:43 pm
the poem is magnificent!!!!!!!


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