Counting My Marbles

February 5, 2012
By Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
16 articles 16 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson


Grape juice
And ice cream,
Upside-down
Reading,
Lollipops!

Count it out.
One, two --
I spot a shoe!
Three, four --
Oh, look at the floor!
Five, six --
A light flicks!
Seven, eight --
I am skipping late!
Nine, ten --
That was then!
I want to count again!

I do this every day --
Twice a day.
Perhaps three, four,
A thousand times or more!
Counting keeps me sane, you see.
Saner than out there.

Out there I hear,
They murder three,
Torture ten,
Starve five,
And sicken nine.

Why live a life out there
When I am happy just right here?

I like to count.
My favorite color is purple --
Reminds me of my mother.
I have a lot of friends --
Dolly, Bear, and Mouse.
I like to play dress up.
And I am the sanest one,
Far saner than out there.


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on Feb. 22 2012 at 6:19 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
10 articles 53 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

This is adorable! I love the way that you sewed everything together! I love the rhythm and so much more! Could you please comment on my poem, "Perfectly Damaged?" Thanks!

on Feb. 15 2012 at 11:46 pm
Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
16 articles 16 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

Whoo! That was my goal for this piece! Thanks for posting :)

on Feb. 15 2012 at 9:10 pm
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

at first i thought it was good but juvenile and then BAM those last couple stanzas hit and i was blown way :) good job

on Feb. 15 2012 at 3:27 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

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

This reminds me so much of All Together Now, by the Beatles, yet as I read it, I find its so much deeper. I am very intrigued by the duality of childhood and insanity. I feel in an asylum as I read this... very interesting. 5/5


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