Highs and Lows MAG

September 23, 2009
By sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you're capable of looking beyond the imperfections." --Anonymous


I want to hold you,
but you are too far to grasp
like the stars I have reached for,
waiting for them to fall into my
open palms and make my
wishes come true.
I desire you like
the months of
waiting, waiting
for a way out.
And I thought I found it
with you, but you are elusive.
You move too fast, like smoke
through the open window
out of which I tried to discard
the broken pieces of the past.
And you stretch, stretch
upward away from me
to greater heights I can never
hope to achieve.
Up among those stars
that would never fall for me.
I am stuck here on this
plain old Earth
spinning and moving
as it always has,
too fast for me to keep up with,
as you look down from below
with pity in your eyes
and give me just enough
of a boost for a one-night high.
When you've been that high,
it's much too easy to feel low.


The author's comments:
...or more appropriately titled: You'll Break Your Heart Trying To Hold Down A Man Made of Smoke.

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on Jan. 30 2012 at 10:37 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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completly agree this is the 4th poem i read by you to day you are amazing you writeing like this helps others to write form the heart as well thanks for your view on life and please...dont stop

on Nov. 29 2011 at 5:20 pm
no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
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I love this. I love this. I love this. And there's not much more I can say than that. You are brilliant.

Bbruch BRONZE said...
on Sep. 2 2011 at 12:43 pm
Bbruch BRONZE, Peoria, Illinois
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again, Wow! Your poetry is so deep and rich! I am running out of words to describe how great your writing is!

sarah.s SILVER said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 9:26 am
sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you're capable of looking beyond the imperfections." --Anonymous

Thank you kindly! :)

on Apr. 1 2011 at 9:02 am
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

its AMAZING anyway!

sarah.s SILVER said...
on Mar. 3 2010 at 9:29 am
sarah.s SILVER, Attleboro, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you're capable of looking beyond the imperfections." --Anonymous

"Look down from below"

Should actually be "look down from above."

Ahahaha I typed it in wrong when I submitted it. It's getting published with an error. And you people still like it! Ahahaha this is fantastic.

on Mar. 3 2010 at 9:08 am
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
75 articles 11 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."

"Up among those stars

that would never fall for me.

I am stuck here on this

plain old Earth

spinning and moving

as it always has,

too fast for me to keep up with,

as you look down from below

with pity in your eyes"

I think thats my favorite part.

its very deep.

Very good.

Keep it up!

on Dec. 3 2009 at 2:39 pm
DinosoarJen DIAMOND, Scottsville, New York
86 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just another casualty.
It's sad but true.
And even dead I'm still ahead
of most of you.

I agree. Great work.

on Nov. 15 2009 at 10:44 am
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
5 articles 6 photos 21 comments
I was going to say that what the person below me wrote is the best part of this. Its really good.

on Oct. 20 2009 at 11:50 pm
withoutamuse DIAMOND, Dewey, Oklahoma
56 articles 0 photos 19 comments
"And you stretch, stretch

upward away from me

to greater heights I can never

hope to achieve.

Up among those stars

that would never

fall for me"

Such a great line.


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