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I peek outside from
Behind the glass.
Azure surrounds me,
A glint of bright orange here and there.
Her mouth moves open and closed,
Laughing,
I cannot hear her.

I look myself over,
And don’t see anything wrong.
Bubbles fly from my mouth.
Pointing fingers,
Taps on the glass.
Tink, Tink.
The glass shakes, but sadly
Does not break.

There’s one, two, three…
Four girls.
Tink, Tink.
It seems like thousands.
Laughing, mocking.

Pebbles crush below me,
Their colors
Blue, purple, and green.
Tink, Tink.

Girls looking at me,
Looking at their leader
Like a pack of wolves.
Tink, Tink.

I see a sign,
“Please don’t touch the glass”,
As if they care.
I rather them break the glass,
Than leave me alone.
Tink, Tink.

This is
What it’s like to
Live in a
Fishbowl.



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Zero_Black said...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 10:59 am:
wow, great metaphor! i can really see it clearly, the imagery is good. it's also nice how you use "azure" rather than "blue" in the first stanza; your vocab is smart and intelligent, too. thanks for a great reading!
 
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Aug. 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm :
Thank you!
 
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albinotiger said...
Jul. 30, 2012 at 9:02 am:

first thx so much 4 the comment :)

Second, this poem is fantastic!!It really captures the feeling of being bullied! it is inspiring and true! one word to sum it all up . . . Spectacular!

 
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Jul. 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm :
Thank you!
 
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vivig4ever said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm:
the last stanza (: <3
 
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i.hope.u.dance said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm:
Awww, thats a powerful metaphor. It makes a great great poem. From either perspective- a fish or victim of bullying, its a really good poem :)
 
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Jul. 30, 2012 at 8:01 am :
Thank you!
 
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Jul. 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm:
Oops! I didn't mean to write that. Sorry!
 
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InkWriter13 said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 11:24 am:
Great poem. I love your use of colors and sounds. The imagery really works effectively. Unique perspective. :)
 
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Jul. 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm :
Thank you!
 
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korrie123 said...
Jul. 26, 2012 at 5:24 am:
Amazing! Love this poem!
 
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thatclarinetgirl12 said...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm:
i never thought of it that way before. thanks for the inspirational read!
 
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Jul. 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm :
Thank you for the inspirational comment!!
 
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