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Just Part of the Scenery

May 30, 2011
By austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy


I smell damp grass and sticky bodies and
Hard pellets of rain sting my body.
I step into the tent but I find that
It is not a sanctuary after all.
You all look at me without
Really looking, glancing but then
Deeming me unworthy of your
Esteemed company;
My cheeks flush, and I feel no larger than
A single blade of grass.
You sit in chairs in your expensive clothes
And talk about things that don’t really matter
With people who will never really matter
As I stand on the edge, not receiving a single
Hello.
Glance, look away. Glance, look away.
I’m just part of the scenery, with my
Flawed complexion
And my body that isn’t long and lean
And my hair that doesn’t stay straight in the rain.
I am just another girl who isn’t
Worth your time to know.
I glance at the dewy lawn, and I see
One lonely blade of grass,
Bent and broken.
A sad sort of smile touches my lips.
I close my eyes and smell the rain.


The author's comments:
This is based off an experience I had, but parts of it just came to me as I was writing.

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Vicky11 SILVER said...
on Jul. 30 2011 at 11:13 am
Vicky11 SILVER, Charlottenlund, Other
9 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
The wisest men follow their own direction - Euripides

We have all been there thats for sure, and I love the blad of grass imagery :) good work

akrreid BRONZE said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 7:11 pm
akrreid BRONZE, Wexford, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I never said it was going to be easy--I said it was going to be worth it."

I was really touched by your poem. I had experiences just like this and can really relate. Five stars!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:34 am
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Wow - thank you so much!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:33 am
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:33 am
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you!  There is a definite similarity between our work in this poem.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:32 am
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Well, thank you very much!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:55 pm
Cryswithaly SILVER, Kokomo, Indiana
5 articles 1 photo 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was 5 my mother told me the key to life is happiness. My teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. She said I didn't understand the assignment. I told her she didn't understand life.
-John Lennon (Revised)

LOVED IT!! Favorited<3

msn9896 GOLD said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 6:59 pm
msn9896 GOLD, Billings, Montana
11 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet

I really like the structure :)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 11:54 pm
ohmakemeover BRONZE, Centerville, Minnesota
3 articles 0 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth."- Margaret Atwood

This poem really reminded me of how I write my own poetry!  I like how you weren't afraid to portray yourslef as imperfect and you weren't afraid to tell us about those not great experiences.  You really opened up with this poem, I like it a lot.

on Jul. 27 2011 at 11:53 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

The ending makes it all worth it! Its a lot like James Joyce, how you take a roadblock as an opportunity to look up and around instead of down.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 10:01 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks very much!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 10:00 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks! And the rain does indeed have a smell - I actually love the smell of rain :)

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 9:57 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 9:54 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Haha haven't we all? :) Thanks!

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 9:53 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you very much :)

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 24 2011 at 8:48 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
Touching. I know how that feels. Amazing use of imagery! I like it

on Jul. 24 2011 at 6:37 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
19 articles 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

i really like this and its really well written, a lot of people don't think rain smells, i think it does! :)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 6:26 pm
Bgeekgirl24 GOLD, Bellefontaine, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
Eat healthy. Excersize daily. Die anyway.

I like this. It was almost as if I was there. Good job

on Jul. 20 2011 at 6:02 pm
poetic.eyes PLATINUM, Everson, Washington
23 articles 3 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
eARTh

Thank you for sharing, I have been in a situation similar! Very nicely written!

on Jul. 20 2011 at 5:35 pm
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
5 articles 3 photos 178 comments
This is so good! You have an amazing writing talent. Very relatable, too. Good work[:


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