The Playground

July 21, 2011
By LaBellaVie SILVER, Bethel, Connecticut
LaBellaVie SILVER, Bethel, Connecticut
8 articles 5 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
with every single letter and every single word, there will be a hidden message about a boy who loves a girl


Playground rules aren’t meant to be broken,
little girls and little boys playing and joking,
Yet there is always that one, alone on the side
Not sure of the rules of which to abide.

Holding hands, the Populars stare
Degrading others, speaking without care,
Her little blonde ponytail, whipping in the wind
She won’t know for many years the effects of her sins.

The little brunette, afraid to go near
Meets a little boy with the reddest hair
They smile and swing, they play and they slide
Cowboys and princesses consuming their minds.

But the little blonde girl, who today wears a braid
Expects attention from all of the children in her grade
The little boy, with hair as red as fire
Is of course the one the little blonde girl desires.

The days pass by and the leaves turn brown,
The leaves fall off and snow covers the ground
The little brunette, afraid to go near
Watches from the side as the others cheer.

Hooray! A marriage on the playground pave
Bridesmaids and ring boys walk and wave
The little blonde girl, today wearing white
Smiles at the little red haired boy at her side.

It’s high tide in blue ocean eyes
As the little brunette looks on and sighs
She wishes she was blonde and heads to the swings
Where she spies a little raven haired girl continuing to sing.


The author's comments:
This piece reflects that tragic playground romance, as well as the adult effects of evil popularity.

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on Jul. 28 2011 at 11:00 am
LaBellaVie SILVER, Bethel, Connecticut
8 articles 5 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
with every single letter and every single word, there will be a hidden message about a boy who loves a girl

thanks for the feedback! :)

on Jul. 28 2011 at 10:08 am
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

In all honesty i havent read antyhing like this before, really. I think this general topic is explored but you were unique in your choosing of words. A very true message, more people need to hear this. Plus you managed to rhyme without making my cringe and wince. keep it up :)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 11:06 pm
No problem

on Jul. 27 2011 at 10:16 pm
LaBellaVie SILVER, Bethel, Connecticut
8 articles 5 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
with every single letter and every single word, there will be a hidden message about a boy who loves a girl

thanks! i definitely will

on Jul. 27 2011 at 10:15 pm
LaBellaVie SILVER, Bethel, Connecticut
8 articles 5 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
with every single letter and every single word, there will be a hidden message about a boy who loves a girl

thank you!

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on Jul. 27 2011 at 11:21 am
This is awesome. 5/5 stars. Check out some of my stuff? :)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 9:03 am
I love this truly brilliant!

on Jul. 27 2011 at 12:08 am
PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
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This is great. Keepwriting!

Calyps0 GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 10:43 pm
Calyps0 GOLD, Bethel, Connecticut
15 articles 12 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is just a word until you find someone who gives it a definition."

This honestly brought tear to my eyes the first time I read it. I love it.


on Jul. 26 2011 at 9:35 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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This is simply marvelous (: Check out some of my stuff.

on Jul. 26 2011 at 5:53 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
I love how this poem conveys innocence but also a certain sort of maturity that is so often over looked.

on Jul. 26 2011 at 10:04 am
HannahBK SILVER, Discovery Bay, Other
6 articles 4 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the only escape from reality"

I can relate to this so much.. great poem

msn9896 GOLD said...
on Jul. 25 2011 at 11:45 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

Very similar to a personal experience; well written

 


on Jul. 25 2011 at 11:30 pm
eram1029 BRONZE, Hialeah, Florida
1 article 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Human potential only goes as far as it is challenged.

Very interesting, I enjoyed your prose, but was amazed at how you used the playground to symbolize something more

on Jul. 25 2011 at 7:00 pm
lovetildeath GOLD, Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm selfish, impatient, & a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I love how you captured the innoncence that the plaground represents


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