Make Believe MAG

By Amanda Bush, Milan, IL

We were doomed from the beginning,
Blinded from the start,
But nothing can be done
To fool a happy heart.
With each smile and giggle,
Every embrace and every kiss,
We were shooting toward a happy ending,
And we missed.
Cinderella lost her slipper
And it was never found.
Prince Charming came too late,
Now no one’s sleeping sound.
Pillows are soaking wet,
Hopes are all lost.
No more dancing in the clouds.
Dreams have all been tossed.
The fairy-tale warmth has left us
As winter’s setting in.
The storybook reads the end,
But where should we begin?
Now your heart strives to be broken,
And you long for lonely nights
This time our ship is sinking
We’re going down without a fight.



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SullyStarr said...
on May. 29 at 3:04 pm
I thought it was very generic. One or two lines MAYBE that I haven’t heard elsewhere.

AlinaLee GOLD said...
on May. 29 at 12:41 pm
AlinaLee GOLD, Nedrow, New York
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Favorite Quote:
All we are is all we know

This is truly amazing and creative.

on Mar. 2 at 9:10 am
The-Reclused-Writer BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
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Wow! This piece is so cool!

This is so good. I loved it!!

on Jan. 17 at 6:37 pm
FeltonsFirebolt SILVER, Los Alamitos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We are bound only by the limits of our imaginations." ~Misha Collins, actor

This is so good. I loved it!!

on Jan. 17 at 8:50 am
Elizabeth2001 BRONZE, Durand, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”

This was really wonderful and i can relate. KEEP WRITING! YOU'RE AMAZING!

on Dec. 21 2017 at 6:39 pm
22mstaup PLATINUM, Bryan, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Teresa

This is a beautiful piece and I definitely can relate...PLEASE, KEEP WRITING!!!!

Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

on Dec. 4 2017 at 11:53 am
lost_and_free GOLD, Rancho Mirage, California
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Favorite Quote:
"'But man is not made for defeat... A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.'" - Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea)

Lovely. I wish I could write like this!

on Dec. 4 2017 at 7:06 am
Julianna.S GOLD, Tirana, Other
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Great analogies! I loved your vivid descriptions

on Sep. 29 2017 at 11:53 am
Ishaansh Singh BRONZE,
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It's truly wonderful. The ending really moved me. You made a difference to my world, I would love to do the same for you. Keep up the good work.

on Sep. 29 2017 at 1:00 am
WritingAddict03 SILVER, Saint Peters , Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

So amazing! I love your rhyme pattern. What inspired this poem?

on Jun. 11 2017 at 7:07 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

I love your natural rhymes and all the creativity in some lines

on Mar. 7 2017 at 12:23 am
ContagiousElf BRONZE, Colville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, "I'm Possible". --Audrey Hepburn

Did you actually write this, Amanda B?

iiris SILVER said...
on Feb. 27 2017 at 2:49 pm
iiris SILVER, Tirane, Other
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Well done.

EmoTheDuck said...
on Nov. 26 2016 at 8:37 am
Love it!!! So good!!!

on Nov. 25 2016 at 6:30 pm
ItsTimeToBegin PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
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I love this!!!! I felt myself spiraling into sadness as I was reading this poem, but I'm also wondering about the title....is imagination also the only way to escape reality? Do we need to "make believe" hope, and then can we find it? Very thought-provoking poem.

on Nov. 25 2016 at 11:09 am
gothicangel SILVER, Salem, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
The nail that sticks up is the nail that gets hammered down

Amazeing i liked it alot its just simply amazeing

Amira9900 said...
on Oct. 21 2016 at 3:14 am
Amira9900,
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Wow, this is amazing

Edawg1 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 20 2016 at 5:28 pm
Edawg1 BRONZE, Clinton, North Carolina
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Very good, you have talent,but you could have done better. Try going beyond the limit of your poetry. Your good, but your missing something. Find it and apply it.


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