Breaking Stone MAG

July 10, 2009
By readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez


Below me are the put-downs
others made of me in stone.
Only I can break them,
and only I alone.

For even though they're marked in stone,
they're not permanent. They don't matter.
Only I know my true feelings,
and they can make rocks shatter.

Then I took my true feelings,
and etched them in the sky,
Now I always know what I am,
and the reason why.



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on Jun. 17 2013 at 6:22 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Thank you!!          

on Jun. 16 2013 at 1:52 pm
PurpleBrass1st SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
8 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no alive who is YOUER than YOU! - Dr. Seuss

I love this! It's short and sweet and really captures what others cannot put into words! :) Really exceptional!

on Apr. 18 2013 at 6:59 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

LOL It's ok!  I didn't find it offensive at all, a lot of people mistake me for a male on this site!  Thank you for your kind comment!

on Apr. 18 2013 at 10:47 am
BorderlineGenius777 SILVER, Lewiston, Idaho
7 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most would be content to take their own and depart."- Socrates

Oh my. I am truly and dearly sorry. This website does not give gender, and your username gave no indication either, so I merely assumed. Though, assuming does make an a** of you and me now, doesn't it? Again, quite sorry!

on Apr. 17 2013 at 4:19 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

LOL Thanks!!!

on Apr. 16 2013 at 6:59 pm
LivelyJade SILVER, Mtn. Grove, Missouri
9 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
The beautiful thing about writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. ~Robert Cormier

So good! *looks up at the sky* That is soooo awesome :)

on Apr. 16 2013 at 6:47 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Thank you, but I have to ask, why do you immediately assume I'm a "sir"?

on Apr. 16 2013 at 3:37 pm
BorderlineGenius777 SILVER, Lewiston, Idaho
7 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most would be content to take their own and depart."- Socrates

I quite enjoyed it, good sir. Very moving, while still managing to keep it at a shorter lenght, allowing those who have shorter attention spans than others to enjoy it as well. Bravo, sir, bravo!

on Mar. 28 2013 at 12:24 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Thanks!!       

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 27 2013 at 4:06 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 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

Very deep and moving. You've incoporated a myriad elements in this one poem: rhyme, imagery, metaphors, and emotion. I like it.

on Mar. 25 2013 at 6:32 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

LOL (literally, not like those fakers out there) I wrote this poem like 5 years ago, but thanks!...

on Mar. 24 2013 at 2:09 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

I agree with everybody. This is truly short, sweet, to the point, and FANTASTIC! It's got a great rhythm and it's strong, despite the fact that it may be a shorter poem. Amazing job, as usual! (:

on Feb. 9 2012 at 6:37 am
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Thanks!!!!

Fayrouz SILVER said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 6:11 pm
Fayrouz SILVER, Fargo, North Dakota
9 articles 12 photos 364 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

I'm not too good at interpreting poems, but I truly enjoyed the references to stones in yours. Stones are hard, unbreakable, and tough...but they also hurt if they're thrown at you! Great job! I would suggest using fancier word choice to make your poem more poetic. Good luck with your writing!

.Skyye. GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2012 at 10:45 am
.Skyye. GOLD, Oroville, California
15 articles 19 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

I walk by Faith, not by sight

This is beautiful!! I really really like it, I love the message in it!!

on Sep. 13 2011 at 6:12 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Thanks! :) but just so you know, I didn't have anything to do with the pic....

on Sep. 13 2011 at 9:33 am
literateViolet BRONZE, Miami, Florida
1 article 0 photos 6 comments
love the pic and this poem great job

on Jun. 4 2011 at 9:42 am
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

oh, ok then....still confused, but ok :S

Violetrose said...
on Jun. 3 2011 at 1:48 pm
Violetrose, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Mending a broken heart is just as hard as breaking one.

It was really good!

Luna1 SILVER said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 7:08 pm
Luna1 SILVER, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 109 comments

Favorite Quote:
Bite Me

Well some people I know still see this, so I'm still not going to say much. I wanted to mention this other website, but this website doesn't let me post the comment.




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