Otherwhere or The Reality of Reality MAG

September 24, 2009
By elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
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In math class, across the room she sits in the chair
Of his existence on this planet, she seems supremely unaware.
He wishes she'd notice him, or at least look his way;
He wishes there is something he could do, something he could say.
See how she seems content, without a care?
Because her fleeting mind is Otherwhere.
Otherwhere is the place where daydreams are alive.
It's the only way most students can survive.
It is the place where all fantasies come to be
It is sacred, which only some may see.
In Otherwhere, her mind drifts near and far
On pirate ships, and riding shooting stars,
Wielding a great sword in the midst of battle,
A maiden locked up in the tower of a castle.
A knight in rusty armor calls,
Bruised and sore from climbing palaces' walls.
She is safe from the terrible dragon, he earnestly swore
She returns: he could've just used the ­unlocked door.
He removes his helmet, and on bended knee
He begs her come, the world to see
When first their eyes do make contact
Their minds then make a sudden journey back.
They wonder if they finally have gone mad
But glancing across the classroom makes them think:
Reality's not all that bad.



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on Apr. 27 2016 at 2:02 pm
Vallichor SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone goes through hardships, we just have different stories.

I love that the characters connect without conversation. Your poem is brilliantly written and the imagery is vivid! Amazing job.

on Mar. 6 2010 at 12:31 pm
elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
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thanks so much!! i would love to look at ur work, but my computer wont go to your link. could u post it, or tell me the name, so i can check it out?

Wolfayne said...
on Mar. 3 2010 at 12:38 pm
I agree so much which Lostinbooks.

It has a easy to get to message and you obviously have great creatve thinking.

The imagery and rythm is awesome and flawless.

I love it.

Please, look at my work.

It would mean a lot to me.

Thanx! ;D

Lostinbooks said...
on Nov. 1 2009 at 12:19 am
Lostinbooks, Arcadia, California
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So true...Otherwhere...

I think I spend too much time there...

Everyone has their own otherwhere...whether they like it or not.

Good message, beautiful imagery...

Cousin Glenn said...
on Oct. 27 2009 at 10:11 pm
Great work Lauren!

auntie said...
on Oct. 25 2009 at 1:10 pm
Loved it.....definitely indicates the push-pull between childhood and maturity and the distinction between the worlds of fantasy and reality.

sciencegeek said...
on Oct. 21 2009 at 10:47 am
Loved the poem. Truly reflects the students in class.

on Oct. 21 2009 at 8:26 am
The ability toi travel to "Otherwhere" enriches one's everyday reality. Lovely poem!

on Oct. 11 2009 at 8:52 pm
elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
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lol, yeah 'tis

on Oct. 11 2009 at 5:10 pm
Th3k!DWr!tE5 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Onward ever, backward never
- My dad

Man I could use that rite now, good stuff

on Oct. 10 2009 at 7:26 pm
elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
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thanx so much!! yeah, they connect in their minds, then realize that awesome people dont only exist in fantasy.

on Oct. 9 2009 at 7:19 pm
Th3k!DWr!tE5 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Onward ever, backward never
- My dad

I find this really interestin. The imagery is killer, cause I find myself in otherwhere in class alot. I thnk we all have a place to escape to it's different but I guess we all have that in common. I like this a lot very good. One more thing, so at the end, If I'm correct the girl finally notices the guy?


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