Coffee Table Perplexity MAG

November 25, 2009
By Morningstar PLATINUM, Geneva, Indiana
Morningstar PLATINUM, Geneva, Indiana
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Such lovely snippets of words
Scattered about as a jigsaw puzzle
The puzzle table lies in mess
Waiting to be assembled together

First I start on the outside
Fitting edges to the ledges
Then I look for repetitive colors
Suiting the pastel of patterns

As I get deeper
The puzzle gets simpler
Flowing piece after piece
Simultaneously from the brain

Pressed against the table's grain
The puzzle comes closer to finished
What started as vague
Is taking a brand-new finish

I take a second look
The pieces are all there
Nook by nook
But something avails

Almost crooked
But not quite
The pieces are there
Square by square

I take a step back
Gaze a moment
For further evaluation,
A picture there, but no reason

Only empty cardboard pieces
Pressed against a wooden table
Showing an old bridge
Strong and able

However empty,
Cable by cable,
I take a momentary lapse of breath
And realize what's left

I place myself there,
Step by step,
In no time I find myself across
What the puzzle's picture didn't show
Was the other side of the bridge, pleasant and mellow

What took hours to piece together
Only took moments to find a meaning
What if life were so easy



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on May. 18 2010 at 9:03 pm
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

awesome!!!

on Apr. 8 2010 at 11:48 pm
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

And by amazing, I meant this poem is amazing. I can tell why it was published. Just wow, Mitch, wow.

on Apr. 8 2010 at 11:46 pm
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

Congradulations! I recieve Teen Ink's magazine in the mail monthly. Let me know which issue it will be in? I'll keep an eye out for this. Amazing.


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