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It is the Thing

December 9, 2009
By xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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The way that I can see
It is the way that I can hear.
And the way that I don't see
Isn't stricken with my fears.

It is pressed down with the shadows
And it is yeilded with the face.
And the only thing I can see
Is out in outer space.

And it doesn't make a sound
And it has little to no looks.
And it is nothing you can read about
In your gravity-enforced books.

And it can never be touched
And it has no smell or taste.
And you can never sense it
Because your body is encased.

It is encased inside the earth
Encased inside the planet's air.
And it will never see the things
That are floating way up there.

So please just understand me
Follow me and I will bring
You up into the Outer Space
So you can see that thing.


The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by whatever might be out there beyond the planet, beyond the Solar System, beyond the Universe. It could be anything, and we may never experience it.

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on Feb. 28 2010 at 3:34 pm
homewardbound, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Awesome! This is def. one of my favorites by you. I like the sense of mystery.....

on Feb. 21 2010 at 4:48 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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thank you XD

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on Feb. 21 2010 at 4:28 pm
abxyz, New York, New York
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Great work! I love the first stanza the best :)

on Feb. 2 2010 at 3:07 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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ummm....i have no idea, but i would assume so. i hope so aha

on Feb. 1 2010 at 5:42 pm
ElijahN PLATINUM, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."-Tyler Durdan -Fight Club-

i dont mean you though

on Feb. 1 2010 at 5:42 pm
ElijahN PLATINUM, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."-Tyler Durdan -Fight Club-

cuz i dont want ppl seeing my stuff and taking it, you know?

on Feb. 1 2010 at 5:41 pm
ElijahN PLATINUM, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."-Tyler Durdan -Fight Club-

i have a question, pieces that are put on Teenink, are they automatically copyrighted?

on Jan. 31 2010 at 7:17 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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aww, thanks, man!

on Jan. 27 2010 at 9:18 pm
ElijahN PLATINUM, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."-Tyler Durdan -Fight Club-

I think about what's out there almost every day. Two words about this masterpiece. Blown Away.

on Jan. 4 2010 at 2:28 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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thanks swim4ever much appreciated :)

on Jan. 4 2010 at 6:16 am
swim4ever SILVER, Carol Stream, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"you can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face"
"no one ever drown in their own sweat"

wow this is really good i love it :0)


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