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Why Does The Ocean Taste Like Tears?

July 8, 2011
By PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)


It began in my mind
The inside of a cloud
Glorious brightness, pure
blue blackness dripping down

(It is true I do not have wings,
But don't tell me I don't belong here)

The patient star can watch
The silence gather and drain
In little sprinkles, drops, and showers,
Or in storms of stirring rain.

(Late-night phone calls and sublime encounters
Have little to do with mineral deposition)


The author's comments:
Everything never said

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on Aug. 21 2011 at 12:40 am
RandomInspiration GOLD, Schulenburg, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live <3

Ditto on the wavelength thing, i've never been able to describe it that effectively lol nice job

on Aug. 20 2011 at 12:25 am
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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wow i like when  a poem is so deep and full of emotion that when you read it ur like wait huh? and re-read it again. if that makes any sence. hahah! good job!

on Aug. 19 2011 at 8:28 pm
JerseyGirl716 BRONZE, Central, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." -Eleanor Roosevelt

I officially LOVE your work. Awesome, awesome job.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 11:25 am
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
5 articles 3 photos 178 comments
You are such a talented writer! Envious.

on Aug. 5 2011 at 3:20 am
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

You are so good ! I'm pretty sure you just blew my mind. Awesome job!

on Aug. 5 2011 at 12:43 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

love the title and i never thought of the ocean tasting like tears great poem hope u keep writing

on Jul. 31 2011 at 1:04 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

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

thank you!!

on Jul. 30 2011 at 2:23 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
This poem is great. It sort of seems like it's running on a different wavelength that I can almost hear, but not quite.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 12:28 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

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

The parentheses made things more interesting, although it was interesting in and of itself. Thoroughly enjoyable.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 10:23 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

I really liked this poem - I especially liked "pure blue blackness dripping down".  It just creates this super cool image in my mind!  I also really liked the parts in the parentheses - they made me think...always a good thing!

on Jul. 27 2011 at 2:34 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

I love the title! It caught my eye! And this is a very cool poem! Great job again! :)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 9:08 am
TwasBrilling BRONZE, Staunton, Va, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel

"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore

This is a really beautifully written poem! Congrats!

on Jul. 27 2011 at 6:26 am
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 it! i think its written really well and i like the way its broken up :)


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