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Cinderella's first-aid kit

March 27, 2013
By laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath


I asked Cinderella's mice to patch up my broken heart -
they began. Poke, stab, prod.
Yes, it was painful now, but knowing that it would be beautiful later
I clenched my teeth and closed my eyes.
A glass slipper can easily get lost, but it can shatter just as quick
and that's what happened to us.
The sharp pieces that were never swept up still rip me apart.
We'll both have permanent scars where the jagged edges of our love collided,
but you see,
yours bled and mine bleeds.



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on Jun. 30 2013 at 2:59 pm
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
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This is very well structered and the ending was a great way to end it. What I don't quite understand is how the "sharp peices.. still rip me apart". I don't undersatnd how glass rips you apart. I'm not sure how it can be better put (and I love the "Never swept up" part!). Good job and keep it up!

on May. 13 2013 at 8:56 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you.

OlveraJorge1 said...
on May. 13 2013 at 2:37 pm
I Really did enjoy reading this

on Apr. 22 2013 at 9:31 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much!

migwam ELITE said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 3:03 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Wow. You took a very used fairy tale allusion and turned it into something new and, yes, relatable. I winced with pain alongside your sharp descriptions. Exsquisite work :)

on Apr. 6 2013 at 1:58 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Haha we all need a cliche poem in our lives. Thank you! Xo

on Apr. 6 2013 at 10:25 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

That it's short and effective is a plus, and your writing itself compliments to this well-phrased, relatable poem. Were it not on a cliche theme, it would have been outstanding. Good job though!

on Apr. 4 2013 at 8:00 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

You don't know how much I appreciate that... thank you!

on Apr. 4 2013 at 7:55 pm
loveisntreal GOLD, Arcata, California
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Favorite Quote:
"you live what you've learned." -linkin park

this poem made me think of two words. 1. relatable and 2. beautiful. good job! i love all your work!<3

on Apr. 4 2013 at 7:44 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you. Xo + Keep practicing, we all have a long way to go.

on Apr. 4 2013 at 7:19 pm
7_Ambitions GOLD, Bronx, New York
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This poem unforunately was relateable and i really liked it , i swear i wish i could write as good as the people on this , anyway simply amazing

on Apr. 4 2013 at 4:18 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

You're so sweet. Thank you :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 4 2013 at 2:56 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This poem breathes imagery. I love your allusion of Cinderella. 

on Apr. 4 2013 at 1:36 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much. Xo

on Apr. 4 2013 at 12:58 pm
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs

beautiful! I loved the the last four lines. YOu had great line breaks and very nice imagery!

on Apr. 3 2013 at 3:48 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

I'm glad you liked it, thank you. :)

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 3 2013 at 3:30 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I loved this poem! The theme was very unique and the words flowed really well together. Nice job :)

on Apr. 3 2013 at 2:37 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you :)

mnm08 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 3 2013 at 1:29 pm
mnm08 BRONZE, Grande Prairie, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer needs the industry of an ant, the creativity of a kitten and the hid of an armadillo."- Author Unknown

I love how you took a fairytale and moulded it into your own version :) this poem is very novel and i especially enjoyed the imagery with the glass slipper. 

on Apr. 3 2013 at 11:20 am
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

I wanted to include a princess in a poem for some reason... I'm glad it worked! Thank you!


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