Ponderings on My Carpet MAG

By Kelsie Anderson, Indianapolis, IN

I settle back with a dull thump
Onto the carpet that should’ve been swept last week.
Oh well.
I had better things to do.
Besides
When I am gone this is how I will be remembered, I think:
The little bits of everything strewn across the floor.
Only a bit of dirt or a ragged thread left for someone else to stumble over,
But to some sentimental soul, it could mean that time we went to the creek
And laughed all night, the only souvenir the mud on our shoes.
Or the day I noticed my favorite jeans were frayed at the cuffs
And left them that way, only to have that ragged thread fall,
Marking something, some small moment of my life
Pressed into the carpet for all to see.
So there it is,
My little carpet collage –
Bits of this and that,
Bits of memories,
Bits of my life –
Taking refuge in the protective crevices of my carpet.
How could I destroy this with one sweep of a vacuum?
…You’re not buying it?
All right, I’ll sweep the floor.



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spency SILVER said...
on Jun. 13 2011 at 11:16 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"DON'T GIVE UP,REACH YOURSELF UP"

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on Jan. 10 2011 at 11:03 pm
SKSK1214 BRONZE, Davie, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"And suddenly we see that love costs all we have and will ever be. Yet its only love which sets us free.", & "If we don't believe theres reason for living then we'll never know."

LOL great work. very good :)

LunaLives GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 1:51 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

This was really funny

on Oct. 10 2010 at 1:41 pm
I really really liked this.... I like the twist at the end. :D

S. said...
on Sep. 6 2010 at 2:32 pm
Fantastic! At first it sounds like a horrid attempt at being "deep," but in the end, it's just what any teen would do to get out of vacuuming. I loved the funny ending. It put a big smile on my face.

aDreamer GOLD said...
on Sep. 6 2010 at 2:19 am
aDreamer GOLD, Redondo Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege

the pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous notion, if you pursue happiness you'll never find it

a hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver for 5 minutes longer

awesome. i like how its really deep and profound, and then at the end it gives you a smile:) great job, keep it up.

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on Jul. 24 2010 at 2:00 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

love how sentimental it is and then you have that slightly random and humorus ending.  super poem!

desi95 said...
on Jun. 26 2010 at 9:14 pm
desi95, Tallahasee, Florida
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amazing, I felt the same way, like everything was  ment to stay the same, it made me laff at the end too :)

on Jun. 10 2010 at 10:42 am
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

great job...made me smile(;

on Apr. 27 2010 at 9:35 pm
lilly_valley GOLD, Shiloh, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what your gonna get. :)

I thought this was very inspiring and it sounded like you were trying to explain that somehow we all want to leave some part of us behind and sometimes memories are all we have. And for that I absolutly loved it!!

xxMissCinixx said...
on Apr. 24 2010 at 10:27 pm
Such a creative poem! i love it so much.

on Feb. 20 2010 at 7:19 pm
aspiring.author.09 PLATINUM, Beaumont, Other
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This was very misleading to me, in an incredibly humorous and satisfying way! I thought you were going to rant about your lover or something, and instead it was like an excuse to your mother or roommate. Clever! I love it!

on Jan. 23 2010 at 8:17 pm
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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i <3 it i<3 it i <3 it

on Nov. 6 2009 at 8:26 pm
Corinnee<3 BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday your dreams will come true." I sure hope mine do!!:)

This is a very great poem! I really liked it and sort of got the message:) That was quite creative!!

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 8:16 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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lol i like this=]

on Feb. 15 2009 at 9:27 pm
SoccerGrl517 SILVER, Hillsboro, Missouri
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I liked it. It was good and funny. It makes you smile and laugh. :)

on Jan. 23 2009 at 3:27 pm
Wow, this make me laugh.

I really liked it, no lie.

It was simple and light, wich I usually don't like, but I did.

:)

kianapearl said...
on Dec. 20 2008 at 8:13 am
LOVE IT!!

kianapearl said...
on Dec. 19 2008 at 4:38 am
Great poem. Defintely makes the reader smile...Keep writing:)

swinginme! said...
on Dec. 14 2008 at 6:51 am
great! i loved the comic affect it had- brilliance! =]


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