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The Future Unknown

May 2, 2013
By PotterWhoLocked GOLD, Montclair, Virginia
PotterWhoLocked GOLD, Montclair, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“Wednesdays are limbo days. Monday is the beginning of the week, Tuesday is getting used to it, Thursday is looking forward to Friday and Friday is getting ready for the weekend. Wednesdays aren’t really anything in particular. They’re just there.”


The future unknown is a door

Behind which we may not look

The future unknown is a veil

Through which we may not view

The future unknown is a hill

Over which we may not see



The future unknown lies a misty, bending path before unsure feet

The future unknown is our eyes shut tight, we may not peek

The future unknown is a dragon across the mountain, a river around

the bend

The future unknown is a thought transcend



We wish a glimpse. We wish to peek.

What we do, to whom we speak.

But what would happen if we could see?

That day would live in infamy.



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on Oct. 20 2013 at 4:49 pm
PotterWhoLocked GOLD, Montclair, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“Wednesdays are limbo days. Monday is the beginning of the week, Tuesday is getting used to it, Thursday is looking forward to Friday and Friday is getting ready for the weekend. Wednesdays aren’t really anything in particular. They’re just there.”

Thanks so much!

on May. 13 2013 at 12:48 pm
BorderlineGenius777 SILVER, Lewiston, Idaho
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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

Wow. I really like this. I have thought about the prospect of seeing the future many a time. This explores a topic rarely seen in poetry. I love this.

on May. 6 2013 at 5:53 pm
PotterWhoLocked GOLD, Montclair, Virginia
13 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Wednesdays are limbo days. Monday is the beginning of the week, Tuesday is getting used to it, Thursday is looking forward to Friday and Friday is getting ready for the weekend. Wednesdays aren’t really anything in particular. They’re just there.”

Thank you! I wasn't sure about that line but I guess it's ok!

on May. 6 2013 at 5:52 pm
PotterWhoLocked GOLD, Montclair, Virginia
13 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Wednesdays are limbo days. Monday is the beginning of the week, Tuesday is getting used to it, Thursday is looking forward to Friday and Friday is getting ready for the weekend. Wednesdays aren’t really anything in particular. They’re just there.”

Thank you so much Mckay!

on May. 6 2013 at 5:45 pm
davidnolan BRONZE, Manchester, Vermont
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I loved the line "the future unknown is a thought transcend"- that's really a great comparison. Overall, I thought this was really good. It had a nice rhythym to it, and the reption worked well. Besides from that though, it explored an interesting topic, and the last line poses a great thought about it we could see the future. Great job!

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 6 2013 at 2:56 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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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

I love how you build an uncertainty throughout the poem of the Great Unknown as I refer to the Future. Last line is epic, not gonna lie. 5 stars from me. 


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