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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 Aug. 13 2012 at 7:19 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you!

loseig GOLD said...
on Aug. 12 2012 at 7:54 pm
loseig GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 8 comments
Very good writing.... This poem makes you think and that is one thing a writer must know how to do. Great work keep it up!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 7:08 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. 8 2012 at 7:08 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. 8 2012 at 11:56 am
spirtualpersonification BRONZE, Glenview, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible, the word impossible says i am possible" - Audrey hepburn <3

I  LOVE this piece, I really enjoyed how you intervined the meaning of discrimination into common things such as fruit ect..

bluhs said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 9:13 am
bluhs, E, Alabama
0 articles 0 photos 111 comments
This is an amazing poem! You are an excellent poet! 

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2012 at 2:32 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 2:31 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Its okay :)

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2012 at 2:30 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 11:42 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.

Hi, LongLazy here. That's a really interesting poem. Also the topic is good as we can all relate to it. Very good piece of work! Keep writing! :D

on Aug. 2 2012 at 10:56 am
Zero_Black BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something, then let it go,
If it comes back, it's yours forever,
If it leaves you, then it was never meant to be.

okay i just realized i posted two identical comments, and i just want to say that was a mistake. the first one appeared to not work, so do excuse me for that. 

on Aug. 2 2012 at 10:54 am
Zero_Black BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something, then let it go,
If it comes back, it's yours forever,
If it leaves you, then it was never meant to be.

the best works of art are the ones that make others think . . . this made me really think. good job on a good poem!

on Aug. 2 2012 at 10:54 am
Zero_Black BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something, then let it go,
If it comes back, it's yours forever,
If it leaves you, then it was never meant to be.

it really makes you think, doesn't it? i read it a couple of times, just to wonder about it all. nicely done, as all the best works of art are ones that make others think. i know i've said this before, but keep writing great things!


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