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July 24, 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."


If a dog meows,
Is it considered a cat?
If a tree's leaves turn red,
Is it considered autumn?
If a light blinks rapidly,
Is considered to be on?
If a poet writes music,
Is he considered a songwriter?
If someone bangs on a door,
Is it considered knocking?
If, if, if.
If I stop this right here,
Is it considered rude?
If, if, if.
If a watermelon's orange,
Is it considered a cantaloupe?
If, if, if.
If only so many things,
So many wonders,
Can fit into a sentence-
If, if, if.
If friends have a fight,
Are they considered enemies?
Does it matter how they feel?
Or is it just how they're labeled?
If, if, if.
A name is nothing.
If, if, if.
If what's there is truly real.
And if this poem doesn't make any sense,
Then it's a work of art.


The author's comments:
This piece is about discrimination. It's about judging someone based on their race, religion, gender, etc. It's something, unfortunately,that most of us can relate to.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Dec. 10 2012 at 9:48 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you

on Dec. 7 2012 at 10:01 pm
AlexanderQ GOLD, Oak Creek, Colorado
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The repetition flows very nice and contributes greatly to the poem. I like the tone and voice you use. Very good! :)  

so_joy SILVER said...
on Nov. 28 2012 at 6:51 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 Nov. 28 2012 at 1:50 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Loved it.  Very sacrastic and to the point.  And I loved your last line. Very enjoyable to read ^_^

so_joy SILVER said...
on Nov. 20 2012 at 2:29 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 Nov. 18 2012 at 6:00 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 much! And I will check out some of your work

on Nov. 16 2012 at 11:59 pm
Shortblueeyes224 DIAMOND, Auburntown, Tennessee
57 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Are We Happy Plastic People"- Casting Crowns "While we're sung to sleep by philosophies that save the trees and kill the children" - Casting Crowns "It's such a secret place, the land of tears"Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Outstanding  work!! :)

OldYoungOne said...
on Nov. 16 2012 at 2:45 pm
the sarcastic tone to this poem is actually amsuing. Another favorite of mine out of your pieces

on Oct. 18 2012 at 6:29 am
remember16 SILVER, WhiteLake, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
This is only a minor setback to a major comeback

i love this poemmm!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 10 2012 at 5:27 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 Sep. 10 2012 at 10:01 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.

Dude, my head's swimming right now, in a good way. Definitely thought provoking

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 8 2012 at 7:09 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you! Haha you're awesome too!

on Sep. 5 2012 at 9:57 pm
ladybugsrock SILVER, Billings, Montana
6 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

of course! i would love to! i just read sitting alone which is also amazing!!! y and be sure to0 look at mine! ur awesome!! thnks soooo much:)

so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 5 2012 at 8:00 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 will check out your other work. Do yoy mind checking out my poems Fishbowl and Sitting Alone?

on Sep. 5 2012 at 6:31 pm
ladybugsrock SILVER, Billings, Montana
6 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I absolutely am in love with this poem!! You commented on my poem, I would give anything, and your poems are awesome!! You show and describea really good vision in your work. please continue to comment on my othefr work and i will do the same for you!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 30 2012 at 5:51 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you. You understood exactly the point I was trying to make.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2012 at 11:07 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

I don't get the discrimnation until your comment but I like the fact that the message is that labels don't define who we are, that that isn't the truth. Labels aren't truths, they're just stereotypes.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2012 at 10:17 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you! I'll be sure and return the favor.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2012 at 10:17 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you! I'll be sure and return the favor.

on Aug. 21 2012 at 6:42 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)

i love this! especially how it wasn't negative in any way and still talking about discrimination. Many people just say how bad it is but you went with if... plz check out my work rate and Comment?????????????


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