Bright Lives

June 29, 2011
By Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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The world spins between our fingers.
As if it were really just a marble.
We make changes.
And manipulate people like play-dough.

You and I laugh at civilians.
Mostly because they’re so ignorant.
Partly because we feel powerful.
When others are so far beneath us.

We live together in our own, little galaxy.
To find it, turn left,
when you reach tomorrow.
And turn right when you see all the stars.

You tell me what to do a lot.
But, I don’t mind it.
You know lot’s of things and have many tricks.
You turn on the stars when you want.
You laugh perfectly in time with the music.

Lot’s of times I wonder,
Why you brought me to live with you.
Alone here, in our galaxy.
I asked you once, you laughed at me.

Our lives are pretty bright.
At least they look that way,
when compared to everybody else’s.
Other people won’t ever stand as tall as us.
Because we live among the stars.


The author's comments:
The extended metaphor in this poem is profound. The third stanza is especially powerful.

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on Nov. 14 2011 at 10:50 pm
Emin3mAC SILVER, Nogalas, Arizona
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You're sweet for calling me sweet :p haha anyday tho(:

on Nov. 14 2011 at 10:21 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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 aww, thanks. you're so sweet (:

on Nov. 14 2011 at 9:22 pm
Emin3mAC SILVER, Nogalas, Arizona
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Let me tell you, I've been reading a few of ur poems so far and everytime i read one i think "why arent they famous!?" Amazing work(:

on Jul. 29 2011 at 5:57 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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What do you mean?

on Jul. 27 2011 at 5:41 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
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Who is that you are assuming the person of?


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