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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.

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AlexanderQ said...
Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm
The repetition flows very nice and contributes greatly to the poem. I like the tone and voice you use. Very good! :)  
so_joy replied...
Dec. 10, 2012 at 9:48 am
Thank you
so_joy said...
Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Thank you!
guardianofthestars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Loved it.  Very sacrastic and to the point.  And I loved your last line. Very enjoyable to read ^_^
Shortblueeyes224 said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Outstanding  work!! :)
so_joy replied...
Nov. 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm
thank you!
OldYoungOne said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm
the sarcastic tone to this poem is actually amsuing. Another favorite of mine out of your pieces
so_joy replied...
Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Thank you so much! And I will check out some of your work
remember16 said...
Oct. 18, 2012 at 6:29 am
i love this poemmm!
MarieAntoinette2012 said...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 10:01 am
Dude, my head's swimming right now, in a good way. Definitely thought provoking
so_joy replied...
Sept. 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Thank you!!
ladybugsrock said...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm
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 replied...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Thank you! I will check out your other work. Do yoy mind checking out my poems Fishbowl and Sitting Alone?
ladybugsrock replied...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm
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 replied...
Sept. 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Thank you! Haha you're awesome too!
Aderes47 said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:07 pm
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 replied...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm
Thank you. You understood exactly the point I was trying to make.
IMAdreamer said...
Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm
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?????????????
so_joy replied...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:17 am
Thank you! I'll be sure and return the favor.
so_joy replied...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:17 am
Thank you! I'll be sure and return the favor.
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