Gummy Bears

February 25, 2013
By dancing.inthe.rain GOLD, Bowling Green, Kentucky
dancing.inthe.rain GOLD, Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist's job is not to subcome to dispair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existance." -Gertrude Stein in the movie Midnight In Paris.


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,
orange,
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
sits,
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.


The author's comments:
It started as a description paragraph for my English class.

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on Mar. 12 2013 at 7:21 pm
PurpOreos SILVER, Macomb, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Keep smiling...Because life is a beautiful thing. And there is so much to smile about!
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" Benjamin Franklin

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!

on Mar. 1 2013 at 7:14 pm
BabblingPollyPolliwog, Chandler, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Ephesians 6:11 KJV

I like gummy bears, but I never thought of it that way.

on Mar. 1 2013 at 6:13 pm
dancing.inthe.rain GOLD, Bowling Green, Kentucky
15 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist's job is not to subcome to dispair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existance." -Gertrude Stein in the movie Midnight In Paris.

Thank you :)

on Mar. 1 2013 at 9:36 am
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

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!


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