Gummy Bears This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

February 25, 2013
It is a world trapped within a cold hard glass jar,
tempting the eyes to unscrew the blue cap sky
that is the only way out.
It is a never ending sea of the most appealing colors,
frozen with many different hopeful faces
waiting to be chosen.
Red cherry,
green lemon,
yellow lime,
transparent apple,
and pink strawberry
gummy bears
all facing in a different direction,
as they wait to be eaten.
Weak smiles on their faces
and their arms stretched out for a hug,
as they are released from their prison world
with a second of happiness before
they are popped into people’s mouths with no second thoughts.
The jar world itself
on a large wooden desk
for the people to gaze upon as they enter the room,
with only a few actually being able to put their hands in
through the narrow entrance
and pick a brightly colored bear to eat.

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GalaticOreoMars said...
Mar. 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm
Oh goodness I really enjoyed this poem. I thought it was going to be happiness all around. I was pleasantly surprised. I like the point of view from the gummy bears. Nice work!
BabblingPollyPolliwog said...
Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm
I like gummy bears, but I never thought of it that way.
Sparkle1pops This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 1, 2013 at 9:36 am
It's like you picked some silly simple thing, bjt made it in to such a seious poem it could almost be funny! Really you have done a great job here!
dancing.inthe.rain replied...
Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm
Thank you :)
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