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September 29, 2008
By Ellie Durling PLATINUM, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Ellie Durling PLATINUM, Chevy Chase, Maryland
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my room is filled with
sunshine greens and blues
(i wanted more blues, but mother knows best)
pillows sewed up with affection and effort –
… i went through a phase
my name “E L L I E” four times
(four IS my lucky number)
photos i took with precision and exertion –
and framed with 99 cent glass
books piled messily on towering plywood shelves –
from Eloise to Shakespeare
two lizards (frozen eternally in metal) crawl up my window pane
my mirror, bordered with bumper stickers i’ve collected for years
surrounding my reflected image with memories
posted on my closet door pages, ads, articles from magazines and newspapers –
(glossy, faded)
torn out to Inspire me to do great things

my room is
– organized disorder –
cluttered with the debris of a lifetime
of experiences.

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This article has 11 comments.

on Dec. 29 2016 at 10:44 am
Black_Pool BRONZE, Al Sharjah, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Everything is beautiful but beautiful isn't everything.

I Wish my room was like that :)

on Feb. 1 2012 at 5:03 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

This is really cool---your room seems like the room of a creative person. I admit, I was reminded of my own room reading your poem. I like the style of this piece.

on Nov. 14 2010 at 2:25 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

This is really cool ;) I would love to see your room ha ha I especially love the last part of organized disorder :) thats awsesome! check out my work?

on Aug. 8 2010 at 8:36 pm
ShadowOfaGirl GOLD,, Ohio
19 articles 3 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather you hate me for all that I am then love me for something I'm not.

Great poem! My favorite is the last 4 lines! i wish i oculd write as good as you

on Jul. 5 2010 at 3:03 pm
IRBFGW DIAMOND, Cincinnati, Ohio
53 articles 1 photo 223 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hey, assbutt!" Supernatural, Castiel.

It's pretty interesting. It's not my favorite, but I enjoy it.

on May. 12 2010 at 9:52 am
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
22 articles 5 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

this was great. liked the image you set up. wish i could write as good as you!

on Mar. 17 2010 at 8:50 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Very good. I like it

on Nov. 5 2009 at 1:51 pm
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

I think it's the fact that the poem itself was so disorganized that fit the piece of unorganization.

Lixxy93 said...
on Oct. 14 2009 at 4:42 pm
i like this one, it amazes me that you could write it in a way that i could actually picture the room you are talking about. and it sounds like just the kind of place i would want to com home to :]

on Sep. 2 2009 at 9:31 pm
Ellie Durling PLATINUM, Chevy Chase, Maryland
28 articles 0 photos 3 comments
thanks so much, it is really comforting that someone appreciates my writing

on Aug. 22 2009 at 5:21 pm
foreverdreaming14 PLATINUM, Redmond, Washington
44 articles 0 photos 11 comments
I loved it. I don't know why nobody else has commented on this because it is obviously a great and deep poem. Great job. Please write more.