Dreams

February 15, 2010
By SlamminMan GOLD, Sandown, New Hampshire
SlamminMan GOLD, Sandown, New Hampshire
15 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life to the fullest no matter what the stakes are.


Under the city, lies a heart made of sound.
But humans hold it earth bound.
Like straps of hope holding it down,
As we fly and sore,
Leaving the city under each beat of our wings.
As we reach for the sky.
Leaving it to die.
Only to watch another of our kind.
Reach altitudes beyond the human mind.
As they fly forward and faster with each tick of time.
Over new places and spaces unseen by eyes.
Oceans like deserts with its life under ground.
But life screams unkind words from mouths.
As our ears hear no sounds.
But our eyes see new towns and bounds.
Only to be broken when the cycle repeats,
And recheats our senses.
And slips through another old clock like a shadow,
Spirits of shadows and shadows of spirits,
Reaching up to us though our wings beat faster,
As the earth pulls us down.
And the bounds reach around and slip us down,
Into our city to drown.
Under our hopes and dreams cast down, by us in our haste.
As we waste once again what’s once ours.
Only hours before.
Hours that seems like day,
And days that only make up miles.
Over our trails of cast-over piles of smiles.
That now creates trials for our hopes.
That stands before the jury of popes.
As minds are kept from venturing off.
Into the land of dreams.
Like towns children broken out of the seams.
We break-out like untamed beasts.
Before the zoo keeper and his tools of torture.
Catch us in our sleeps among the peaks.
Please we plea behind our tease.
We command our minds into new directions.
So don’t reprimand the dreams of the next generations.
And don’t tell us the sky is the limit.
Because there are footprints on the moon.


The author's comments:
This peace was really something I blurted out to myself after my parents reasonably punished me. It really is how I felt about them caging me in.

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on Jul. 13 2010 at 7:34 pm
Just.A.Dream SILVER, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Part of the J7X team. :)

Amazing job! I agree with all the comments below me, the last two lines really make this piece. :)

on Jul. 13 2010 at 11:01 am
SlamminMan GOLD, Sandown, New Hampshire
15 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life to the fullest no matter what the stakes are.

haha thank you i cant spell for my life

on Jul. 12 2010 at 5:52 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Another wonderful piece of work, very powerful and well-worded, and the last two lines were amazing.

on Jul. 12 2010 at 1:20 pm
amandap PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
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this is beautiful!!!!!!!!! quick note- with the way you are using this word on line 4, you should spell it S-O-A-R, because S-O-R-E means basically for you to hurt because of strenuous activity. SOAR means to fly, which is how I think you are meaning to use it.

on Jul. 12 2010 at 1:18 pm
alenkaaa BRONZE, Battle Ground, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing. With a broken heart. Thats still beating...

Wow!! nice poem! i love ur choice of words! good job!!

do u mind telling me what u think of my poems?

TeenInk.com/forums?act=thread&id=16

i have 3 in the forum 1st page. Thanks!


aub13zzz said...
on Jul. 4 2010 at 11:25 am
Ben, I love this one, too! and the lines And don’t tell us the sky is the limit / Because there are footprints on the moon. were really strong and powerful! great job!


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