Water Cycle MAG

September 17, 2009
By Garrett Mulchrone BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
Garrett Mulchrone BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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The world is a river, it pushes me back
fighting forever in an upstream battle
Every day a struggle, a migration through
the current, forcing myself along.

I fight when the snow nips my bare heels
melts into my sleeves, down to my elbow
The icy wind turns my fingers to plaster
I push through when my car becomes
A blocky shape of Styrofoam,

I struggle with low vision, no traction.
sliding and skidding, when
stopping’s not a defense but a
carefully calculated counterattack
Cold wetness creeps from the hem of my pants,
A beast crawling slowly to steal all my warmth.

I push when I want to curl into a ball
And I shake, want to stop, to go home
When the water seeps into my mind
trying to take control of me, make me
give up. The water, the snow, the pool
push me back, they break me down,
but I swim on.



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on Oct. 7 2009 at 4:35 pm
Gabrielle SILVER, Galesburg, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"To be nobody but myself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E Cummings

This poem is truly very well written; It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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on Sep. 20 2009 at 1:02 pm
Ampersand GOLD, Mount Desert, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"RedVines! What the hell can't they do?"

That was really well written. The imagery kept me captivated.

It felt almost meloncholy, but in a good way.

Loved it, in short!

on Sep. 19 2009 at 5:46 am
Kumanga DIAMOND, Bethel, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
Always Accept nd love urself for who u are!

i like this poem.. its good. usually i like poems that rhymes but this is really good...

Mr.Trex GOLD said...
on Sep. 18 2009 at 3:20 am
Mr.Trex GOLD, Salisbury, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
7 days a week, 52 weeks in a year we are all people here, we live, we love, we act suite. until that one day comes, death is the begining of life. Cody 6:17

nice, very nice


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