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Smells Like A Poem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I am blind

But I can see the world

Much clearer than you can.



Did you ever hear the soft pitter-patter

Of a caterpillar walking across

A brown, dead oak leaf in autumn?

Have you ever heard a fly

as it sits down to dine

Upon your cake on the Fourth of July?

I have.



have you ever heard

The deafening sounds

of the flapping wings

Of a flock of starlings

As they fly south for the winter?



Have you ever tasted a color?

Like the bitterness of green?

Or the dull

Muted taste of brown?

I have.



Or have you ever smelled a color?

The strong reek of black

Or pink's sweet aroma?

Have you ever felt the down draft made by

The wings of a bumblebee

As it whizzes through the air?

I have.



The world is filled

With smells, sounds, tastes and sensations

That enable me to see

Much clearer than you can.




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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super_nerd This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Wow! My favorite line is "Have you ever tasted a color"  So imaginative. So listen, i really admire you for being published in the magazine...I'm kind of REALLY hoping mine will be someday! so can you check out my stuff and tell me what you think please?
 
SummerDays11 said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm
Wow, that really opens your other senses to the world.
 
Lanielee said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm
I loved your poem I thought it was great!!!
 
kmarie14 said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm
wow the imagrey on this is amazing(: I love how the end ties into the begining so perfectly! :) thanks so much for posting! ! ! check out my work if you have time:)
 
MRose911 said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm
this is probably one of the coolest poems i have ever read! :) you can completely see the images in your mind! This is awesome! Please check out my work! Thanks! :)
 
thatpoetgirl said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm
amazing imagery... i love it 
 
abirchy said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm
this is really good! very detailed and creates pictures in the mind : )
..very good!
 
EleanorRigbysGospelofPeace This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm
This is really neat. I love how you pointed out that you can see with more than just your eyes. Great work!
 
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