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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.



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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BrooklynBridge said...
today at 9:15 pm:
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!
 
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B_aguirre2928 said...
today at 11:37 am:
very nice .
 
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InkWriter13 said...
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?
 
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InkWriter13 said...
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?
 
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shays said...
Jun. 21, 2012 at 7:33 am:
i lik that!
 
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Indilove said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 8:09 am:
very nicly done. Great visualiztion!
 
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Leapdaybaby212This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm:
I totally relate to this! Absolutley amazing! Check out some of my work when you get the chance :)
 
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Fia-fia said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm:
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! :)
 
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el zophizticadah said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 6:14 am:
i like it...amazing....joke...it is ......guesss
 
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ktthetrex said...
May 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm:
Idk if I agree that this poem is "magnificent" but it's pretty good.
 
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rella said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm:
the poem is magnificent!!!!!!!
 
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emo punk said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 1:33 am:
hai
 
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