Fly on the Wall

November 27, 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."


A blur of colors—
A sickening yellow,
A rotten green,
A sinister red
Blending like paint dripping down a canvas.
I hear a voice,
High-pitched,
Interrupted by an outburst of giggles.
Red and white swim together in varsity jackets,
Poland Springs bottles crushed and left on the floor.
I rub my wings together,
And sigh that I can’t see detail.
Plaid and blue intertwine,
Textbooks out
Glasses perched on noses
Like birds on branches.
Black continues on to more black
Squatting on the floor
Whispering into each other’s ears.
A human comes towards me,
And I quickly move to a different place
Along the cold brick wall.
Laughing echoes in my ears,
A hollow sound,
Like knocking on wood.
Mocking voices yell over the noise,
Insulting those lower than themselves.
Mac n’ Cheese squashed on the floor,
Scattered crumbled notes
Under the round tables.
The bell rings,
Everyone runs to the lockers.
I prepare for flight,
And wished that for once
I wasn’t a fly on the wall.


The author's comments:
This piece was written straight from my heart, with the help of idioms. The character is based off somene I know very well, and it hurts to see her as just a fly on the wall.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 3 2014 at 11:39 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thanks! Nope, never heard of it. Should I?

KylieK GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2014 at 9:44 am
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

Good job! Did you read that book "fly on the wall" by e. Lockhart?

so_joy SILVER said...
on Feb. 11 2014 at 6:54 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. 12 2013 at 12:15 am
Jarbey_unknown GOLD, Laplace, Louisiana
10 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the weak never sleep" "you live to face reality of death"

that was awesome, keep up the good work.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Jun. 24 2013 at 11:40 am
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you!

spiria BRONZE said...
on May. 26 2013 at 4:01 am
spiria BRONZE, Fullerton, California
3 articles 0 photos 26 comments
Very nice. Bullying seems to be a theme very close to your heart; you do a great job at portraying such a heavy and uncomfortable subject with creative beauty.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Apr. 9 2013 at 9:40 am
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!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 11:14 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
29 articles 0 photos 267 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

This is amazing. I love the imagery and basically just the way the entire piece seems to flow. It's unique also, which makes me love it even more. Awesome job!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Mar. 11 2013 at 3:06 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 Mar. 11 2013 at 3:05 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you!!

on Mar. 10 2013 at 3:55 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 67 comments
I love the perspective of the fly and the extended metaphor, comparing the person's view of the world to a fly's view of the world.

on Mar. 2 2013 at 3:56 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 job on this! It's very vivid.......pls check out my work!! thanx

on Mar. 2 2013 at 3:53 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)

so wise.....

so_joy SILVER said...
on Feb. 26 2013 at 9:43 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 Feb. 21 2013 at 7:17 pm
Anansesem BRONZE, Cave Spring, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?" ~Pablo Neruda

This is good--an insect or a person could experience this.

so_joy SILVER said...
on Jan. 28 2013 at 11:28 am
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 Jan. 15 2013 at 1:15 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you!

LilyLover said...
on Jan. 14 2013 at 10:32 pm
I love all your vivid imagery. It is so beautiful

on Jan. 14 2013 at 6:27 pm
writergirly GOLD, Preston, Other
19 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."
- Anonymous

I like this. You've given a new perspective on how people who are seemingly invisible view the world. Well done!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Jan. 11 2013 at 12:56 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 724 comments

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

Thank you!




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