English Class MAG

June 9, 2012
By StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro


Biology parades around
The dusty, torn-up
Linoleum ground
Theorems sing their battle cries
And shake their fists into the sky
While I simply wonder why
Words seem unable to just die

English sits in stoic pose
Scrawling adverbs, fiction, prose
Sterilizing careful letters
Claiming that it will get better
Sentences are diagrammed
With feeble marks erased like sand
English strives for dedication
But I do not think it's patient

Because words don't sing the way they should
When they are carved into the wood
That is mainstream spoonfed truths
Like all my mapped-out math class proofs
Sometimes words are butterflies
In kaleidoscopic rainbow skies
Or sometimes they are wingless birds
With breaths that can be scarcely heard

English class is none of these
Bookwork carries no bright peace
Raised hands held like bleached bone flags
Won't calm the storms inside my head
And paper never drinks true ink
When we are given time to think



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on Nov. 1 2013 at 2:52 pm
readerwriterpoet GOLD, Springfield, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

The depth and the imagery and the meaning behind this poem is amazing. Wow. Congratulations on being published; this needs to be seen.

on Sep. 17 2013 at 2:03 pm
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

This piece is absolutely great, actually one of best I've read on Teen Ink!  "And paper never drinks true ink When we are given time to think " And what an ending!
Amazing!

on Apr. 5 2013 at 8:37 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

Thank you! :)

on Apr. 3 2013 at 7:42 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Congratulations on getting published! This poem is outstanding. :)

on Mar. 11 2013 at 9:41 am
loveissmiles GOLD, Lynn, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"I live for the nights I can't remember with the people I will never forget." -Carassisa M-<3

"What the mind can perceive, the body can achieve." -Softball Coach Steve B-

This is really good....congrats!

on Feb. 17 2013 at 12:28 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

Actually, I can't find your poem. Maybe you submitted it pretty recently and it isn't up yet? I will keep checking.

on Feb. 17 2013 at 12:26 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

I don't mind at all. I will do that right now. :)

on Feb. 17 2013 at 10:20 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

This is SO true!!... I really like your poem....and hey I guess alot depends on the teacher...Congratulations on getting  published!

on Feb. 16 2013 at 9:53 pm
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Could you  please have a look at my poem too if you don't mind :)

on Feb. 16 2013 at 9:52 pm
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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your welcome

on Feb. 16 2013 at 1:14 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

Thanks you! I would be happy to look at your work. :)

on Feb. 16 2013 at 1:13 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

Thanks you so much! That really means a ton to me. :)

on Dec. 31 2012 at 4:42 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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This is really fantastic and amazing. As soon I started to  read I was taken in. Well done and keep writing amazing stuff.

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 22 2012 at 6:34 pm
WOW! Absolutely stunning writing. I loved it, completely. Every thought is clearly articulated and spoken with a masterful writing voice. No critiques. Truth, I agree with you. Expressed eloquently and with style. Amazing. Would you please comment on my work titled Without the Writer, the Printer, and Earth's Children?


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