The Ocean of Life MAG

March 12, 2010
By Barokien GOLD, Needham, Massachusetts
Barokien GOLD, Needham, Massachusetts
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Under this Target t-shirt
and under this pale cream skin
deep in this blood-red heart are

White flowers next to an ocean
swiftly beating against the field.

And though the water creeps on the shore
eating away at the innocent flowers,
one by one,
I'm still here. I'm still here.

And I still like to sing in the shower
into my shampoo bottle.

And watch Boy Meets World
and eat latkes as we open presents
on the third night of Hannukah.

And under this teenage skin
there is a mind that doubts
and a heart that loves,

and a Libra soul wondering,
struggling to find the balance
between acceptance and standing apart.

There is a sister and a daughter

and a big book lover
who used to turn off the lights
and read by the dim flashlight glow.

There is worry, too.
Worry deep as the ocean
that eats away at my inner self.

Wondering, who am I?
What will I be?

But even though the ocean of life laps
at my great worrying white-flower heart,
I am still me. I am still me.

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Photo_97 said...
on Dec. 2 2010 at 6:29 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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i will not even tell you how many times ive been in a state of mind like this-i really like it! keep it up :)

on Oct. 31 2010 at 5:16 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

awwwww :) that was amazingly beautiful :))) i loved it!!! words and all, that was very brilliant :D good job

on Oct. 30 2010 at 10:49 pm
Msrbl@Bst BRONZE, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Love is the opiate of the universe.

so gorgeous! i love the last stanza. it really made me think. and the Boy Meets World reference was awesome. thats one of the best shows ever! XD great job!

Please look at my poem "The More" 

thank you! (:

nancyyy BRONZE said...
on Oct. 28 2010 at 7:02 pm
nancyyy BRONZE, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The bigger the dreams, the smaller the competition"

The poem creates nice imagery of flowers and an ocean. Representing innocence and impending doom? Maybe? Atleast that is what first crossed my mind. But it seems to have a more cheerful undertone.

"I am still me. I am still me."

 I like this. :)

on Oct. 28 2010 at 11:44 am
booknerd BRONZE, Robinson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Reality is merely an illusion. Albeit a very persistant one."


I really liked this! It was pretty, honest, and I liked the descriptions. It raises some good questions too! (by the way, I'm a libra too!) Could you check out some of my work? I don't write poetry but I could really use some comments and ratings! =)

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