Drowning

November 13, 2012
By CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain


The child drifts through school,
head down, shoulders hunched,
Praying to go unnoticed,
Drifting lost at sea.

But the sharks find him.
Find him and attack,
lunging, ripping, tearing.
He screams for help,
but the lifeguards
don't
notice.

So he goes down,
sinking in the dark water,
drowning in the deep.
And the sharks
swim
away.
Laughing.


The author's comments:
In English we had to write a metaphor poem. This was my first time, so I hope I did it well! Any advice is, of course, appreciated.

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CammyS SILVER said...
on Dec. 16 2012 at 8:49 am
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

Thank you! I was originally thinking that the bullied kid would just quietly slip under the water of bullying, with nobody noticing, but I did like the sharks better. I'm glad someone else likes it too. Thank you for reading my work!

on Dec. 15 2012 at 8:46 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

This poem is a really good metaphor that shows great emotion for the victim. I am slightly fascinated with sharks, so this was a cool poem to read with great idea behind it. I really like you writing style.

CammyS SILVER said...
on Dec. 6 2012 at 7:47 am
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

Thank you! Metaphor poems are enough to make me scream in frustration, thank goodness we're onto descriptive writing in English.

CammyS SILVER said...
on Dec. 6 2012 at 7:38 am
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

Thank you!

on Dec. 5 2012 at 5:55 pm
Allicat001 SILVER, Waukesha, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is not someone you can live with, love is someone you can't live without."

"Always stand up for what's right even if that means you're standing alone."

I really liked this poem, I noticed the metaphor between bullying and drowning right away, great job! :)

on Nov. 30 2012 at 5:18 pm
WingedSilhouette13 BRONZE, Pennsauken, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No matter what happens in life, be good to people, being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind."- Taylor Swift
"No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse."- Randy Pausch

Okay, I see. Thanks. We did a poetry unit in english

CammyS SILVER said...
on Nov. 30 2012 at 7:55 am
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

Longer, you mean? Yeah, I can see that. But I did like how it ended, and I was finding it hard to figure out "what came next", plus I was running out of metaphor. Thanks for commenting!

CammyS SILVER said...
on Nov. 30 2012 at 7:53 am
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

The idea is that the whole poem is supposed to be one long metaphor, comparing the same two things throughout the entire poem. I compared bullying to drowning. One really good example we read in English was: The Poison Tree, by William Blake, which would probably explain the idea of a metaphor poem a whole lot better than my poem. Thank you for commenting!

on Nov. 29 2012 at 7:27 pm
WingedSilhouette13 BRONZE, Pennsauken, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No matter what happens in life, be good to people, being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind."- Taylor Swift
"No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse."- Randy Pausch

I didn't really find the metaphor in it, but it was really good!

on Nov. 29 2012 at 12:59 pm
crissypenguin PLATINUM, Sixmile, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
only you can control you

i think this could be more but it was great


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