Falling Transformation

June 23, 2010
By Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore


Look down:
The sphere spins in the distance, merging its colors
sapphire and jade are decipherable, but rotation blends all others.
From here the earth is beauty; an ornament to the cosmos.
Glistening, sparkling, it shines like a gem emerging from the shadows.

Look down:
Advance and you will see the foggy layer of white
that levitates above at massive height.
How gorgeous it is, this earth just below
how peaceful, how tranquil; all that sounds is the wind’s slight blow.

Come down –
Through the clouds we now travel; we see the waves heave.
They bump and they tumble, while the land is filled with creatures that grin or grieve.
Yet there’s still such radiance on this gem of a sphere:
flowers that smile, and sunsets that paint the sky with hues of cheer.

Come down –
For now we stand on this world with people who bustle about.
We see their strained faces, the crime, sadness and doubt.
What happened to the glory we observed moments before?
How did we get lost so quickly in humanity’s lore?

Down here
all the flowers seem to wilt with a frown.
The sunset hurts your eyes, and oh, the painful sounds!
I hear children crying and people wailing in hunger.
Some cower in fear; others shout angry words at each other.

The solutions are nowhere to be found under the sapphire sky
the answers are missing in the jade-tinted land and the white clouds up so high.
No resolution exists on this earth in which we stand
and so to the hurting, the hungry, the strained and broken man –
Look up.



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Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 12 2010 at 10:01 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Oh really? I've never seen it but now I'll have to look up her work :)  Thanks for your comments!

mmoran BRONZE said...
on Aug. 12 2010 at 8:50 pm
mmoran BRONZE, Lakehills, Texas
4 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What is a weed? A plant whose true virtues have not yet been discovered." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This poem reminds me of a piece of artwork by Georgia O'Keeffe; her abstract collection. Very beautiful poem.

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2010 at 6:01 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks, this was actually my favorite to write, so I'm glad you agree :)

on Aug. 11 2010 at 3:56 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

great job!!! u r such a gud writer!! this is my fav out of urz. u create the allusion of descending down, and then closing with looking up with hope. itz amazing

on Jul. 28 2010 at 7:44 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Thanks. You're so nice!

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 28 2010 at 4:04 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

No problem I loved yours :)

on Jul. 27 2010 at 10:52 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

your welcome! thanks for your comment on my poem!

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 27 2010 at 9:30 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks for your comments!

on Jul. 27 2010 at 7:33 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

cool poem! good job! *

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 8:48 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

That was my goal, so thank you!

runnermom said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 3:16 pm
I love this poem.  My favorite! I really feel like I am traveling downward closer and closer to the problems that can only be solved from someone above.

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 12:16 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

haha thanks

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 12:15 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks again :)

on Jul. 26 2010 at 12:01 pm
The words flow so effortlessly. I love your writing! keep it up ;)

kugdude said...
on Jul. 26 2010 at 10:31 am
The words flow beautifully and the meaning is so deep!  Wow, I am impressed!!

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 25 2010 at 7:16 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thank you!

GYMRAT:) said...
on Jul. 24 2010 at 5:34 pm
I love the poem! It has so many details!!:)

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 24 2010 at 2:04 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thank you! :)

on Jul. 24 2010 at 1:38 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

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

This was amazing, so sad and vivid and beautiful, excellent rhythm and message.




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