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Write Your Name MAG

By Jenny White, Schaumburg, IL

write your name upside down
on paper all white
the shards of glass handwriting
pierce definitive night

in an unquiet sleep
dreaming all gray and blue
dream of sparkling glass
cast from an ocean world view

see through the glass
your watch heavy on my wrist
seconds torn from my grasp
many things i have missed

see through the glass
the sunset appears
you’re running too fast
innocent light disappears

see all of these things
and come back to me once more
go from me once more
the skies open up
and glass tears rain to the floor

shards of glass
nostalgic and raw
pour out on the page
plead the future i saw
those words on the page
have now become mine
reflected like a mirror
etched like a design

write your name upside down
on paper all white
the shards of glass handwriting
form the reflection in sight.

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on Jan. 24 2013 at 8:37 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

You like glass:)

on Jun. 13 2012 at 9:23 am
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Way to write, in really like this poem! Ps.please check out my work! I'd be grateful

on Feb. 15 2012 at 8:25 am
Levi8621 BRONZE, Pleasantville, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. -Dr. Seuss

Love it! Keep up the good work, and thanks for the comments on my work

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:42 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Such great imagery! My favorite line is the first, "Write your name upside down," because it's a very creative idea and starts the poem really well.

Valerie said...
on Jun. 30 2011 at 11:04 am
Great poem!

Valerie said...
on Jun. 30 2011 at 11:03 am
I think this site sticks random pics on stuff. BTW, the pic isn't scary. I think it's about how sad it is that so many people base their lives around video games.

on Jul. 9 2010 at 10:14 am
SpiceyRedPepper GOLD, League City, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Im not clumsy im just allergic to gravity!!!!

was lry good altho i dont get it

on Jun. 17 2010 at 8:14 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

That was really good ! Please come and check my poems :) Thanks .

Duckie430 said...
on May. 26 2010 at 3:32 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

the poem is good, but the picture doesn't go well with it.

Please check on one of my recent poems-


Pillow BRONZE said...
on Jan. 16 2010 at 7:04 pm
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

It IS a stunning poem. I agree with them. The pic scared me too. Why did you pic that one?

on Apr. 14 2009 at 9:12 pm
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.


J<3 said...
on Mar. 3 2009 at 2:27 am
Gorgeous poem... Picture IS kinda scary though haha.... but lovley poem :)

on Oct. 16 2008 at 2:07 pm
the pic is kinda scary

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