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Fishbowl

July 21, 2012
By so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."


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.


The author's comments:
This piece is from the perspective of a fish living in a fishbowl, isolated from the rest of the world. The fishbowl is a metaphor about bullying. When the victim is being bullied, they feel disconnected from the group and exposed, because the bully can see them from every single angle.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Nov. 8 2012 at 5:21 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you!!

mee-mee SILVER said...
on Nov. 5 2012 at 10:24 am
mee-mee SILVER, Orlando, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"we all have dreams. but always remember with that dream comes a star. trust in yourself, believe in who you are. with nothing but confidence you will go far."
-mee-mee hoskins






quote written by:mee mee hoskins

aaahhh mee like(:

mee-mee SILVER said...
on Nov. 5 2012 at 10:24 am
mee-mee SILVER, Orlando, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"we all have dreams. but always remember with that dream comes a star. trust in yourself, believe in who you are. with nothing but confidence you will go far."
-mee-mee hoskins






quote written by:mee mee hoskins

aaahhh mee like(:  at first i was like , whaaa 0.o when i saw the title so i read it and whew ! caught me in for a suorise lmao very good write !

so_joy SILVER said...
on Oct. 23 2012 at 6:35 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you!

on Oct. 21 2012 at 6:38 pm
LihuaEmily SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
7 articles 3 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch." -Alan Guth

You have a gift for imagery. Rockin'!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Oct. 5 2012 at 11:14 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you!

sonJaNae said...
on Oct. 1 2012 at 12:43 pm
sonJaNae, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
0 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one can change a person, but someone can be a person's reason to change" -Spongebob Squarepants

This is really good, I like it :) Wonderful use if imagery

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 6 2012 at 3:49 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you! And,just so you know, the only people I think of as "weird" are those who torment innocent people who are just trying to be themselves.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 6 2012 at 3:47 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you! I'm sorry about that-no one should ever be bullyed for not being bone-skinny.

on Sep. 6 2012 at 10:13 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I like this. It's a good perspective, and I can relate. I put up with a lot because I'm chubby and all I do is read and write, so I'm in the fish bowl a lot.

on Sep. 6 2012 at 10:13 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I like this. It's a good perspective, and I can relate. I put up with a lot because I'm chubby and all I do is read and write, so I'm in the fish bowl a lot.

on Sep. 6 2012 at 10:12 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

No, not weird, just a better person than I can ever be.

on Aug. 31 2012 at 3:52 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

nice work, it is a good description of what it's like to be bullyed. i must be a wierd person, when people torment me i still try to be nice to them and be their friend...

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 30 2012 at 5:43 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you!

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2012 at 11:09 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Your quote really gets at the very painful aspect of bulling, I should know, just the pain of being lonely! Even though you only have five poems, it's great stuff! I look forward to reading more of your writing!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 7:05 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you! Its okay:)

bluhs said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 9:11 am
bluhs, E, Alabama
0 articles 0 photos 111 comments
This is an amazing poem! Thank you for commenting on my work. Sorry it took so long to return the favor :)

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2012 at 2:25 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2012 at 2:25 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Thank you!

on Aug. 2 2012 at 11:45 am
LongLazyDays55 BRONZE, Other, Other
3 articles 0 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
I haven't failed. I just haven't found 10,000 ways that won't work. [Thomas Edison]

When words fail, music speaks.

Wow! Your poem's are so good! The idea of the fishbowl and bullying is a great idea. Keep writing! :D