Air Pollution

July 10, 2011
By IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé


To feel the cold breeze
And wrap my arms
Around myself
For some warmth
Is what I want to do
But all I feel
Is the smoke
From the vehicles
On the road.

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this is a cold breeze that passed through the balcony. The feeling of it touching me is soothing. But then, when I looked down to see the streets, I saw the gray smoke from the vehicles. What a waste for nature! And, oh, this is obviously a free-verse poem. This is my first since I usually write with meters and rhymes.

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on Apr. 14 2012 at 1:37 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Yeah! Awesome poem~ It's time we start taking better care of our earth.

on Sep. 7 2011 at 2:41 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Wow. I love the imagery in this poem. It was very well put together. Well done:)

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on Aug. 2 2011 at 1:07 pm
Emily.L GOLD, Gilbert, Arizona
10 articles 12 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something. " -Sarah Dessen

One of your best poems :) Keep writing!

on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:47 am
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
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Very meaningful! Good job!

on Jul. 24 2011 at 3:49 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Yes, I kind of feel guilty too. I hope it gets better... if only people would cooperate.

on Jul. 24 2011 at 12:32 am
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

the world is so beautiful but so damaged bu it's inhabitants and we're all found guilty beautiful poem

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 11:46 am
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

This is really, really cool. I love the contrast between the good and the not-so-good.

If this is your first free-verse, it's really good. Especially for a first time. =)


on Jul. 19 2011 at 2:55 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i do love this captain, and i do think its awesome how you got your inspiration. youre creative and it is that this is short and full of sweetness. fait ta danse.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 2:18 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Thanks. I'll try that. :)

on Jul. 17 2011 at 1:51 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Thanks but I was actually talking about my wrapping my arms around me for warmth because the breeze makes me cold. ;)

Thanks again and I'm glad you like it. :D

on Jul. 16 2011 at 10:59 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

I really liked it. I liked how you said it would wrap around you. 

on Jul. 13 2011 at 1:53 pm
FeedTheBirds SILVER, San Diego, California
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I feel like this poem could actually be about much more. It has a dark hint to it, like the  narrator just witnessed an accident or maybe smoke from his/her burned down house. And you don't necessarily have to change the poem itself to give it more "oomph" but just the title. Like renaming it "T-Boned" or "The sirens are still too far away". I really like the poem, but I just feel it could have more to stand on.


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