Problematic Penitentiary MAG

June 23, 2009
By Eli Cilley BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
Eli Cilley BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
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Ode to the great blue sky
Oh, how I wonder why –
Am I inside

They say “an institute for learning”
With always the yearning
To be outside

The walls feel ever closer
Think I can focus? No, sir.
Trapped inside

The bell rings, time to escape,
Dashing for the door looking like an ape
I am outside


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This article has 7 comments.

on Jun. 8 2011 at 1:19 pm
cassxxx8 BRONZE, Northport, New York
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very goood!

imawriter? said...
on Feb. 24 2010 at 8:21 pm
Dreamy. I love the flow and just about everything else. This piece "spoke" to me, if that makes any sense. Its relatable, but has a little mystery. Fantastic!

Lillian GOLD said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 11:19 am
Lillian GOLD, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Very beautiful. I love your flow-rhythm and patterns as well.

Not to hard to understand but still keeps a bit of mystery, I love that in a poem!

on Sep. 4 2009 at 6:45 pm
costarican93 GOLD, Washington, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"The city looks so pretty do you want to burn it with me?"- Hollywood Undead

Loved it. makes me think how i feel when i see the sky outside the school and finally the bell rings.

It's like totally cool dude. haha

on Jul. 26 2009 at 1:31 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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nice :)

on Jul. 17 2009 at 4:29 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

That was cool. :) I liked it!

on Jun. 29 2009 at 8:29 pm
Vindictive_Love BRONZE, Abq, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

Whatever you do in life, will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it.
Mahatma Ghandi

cute lol keep it up

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