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king of the world

July 17, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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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


your long hair billows
like the loose wrinkles
in the ocean’s haggard face
beneath you
sleek slate dolphins
blithely leap
in and out of the ocean
answering your enraptured whoop
with a language of their own
you extend your arms out
like a crucified deity
your inquisitive eyes searching
the limits of the ocean
around you
but at this moment
as the ocean is limitless
so are you
the world is yours


The author's comments:
This poem is inspired by the scene in James Cameron's film Titanic, where Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) stands on the edge of the ship and yells "I'm king of the world!".

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Feb. 29 2016 at 8:57 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

I don't think I've ever met anyone who dislikes Titanic. Yet, to each their own, right? Either way, thank you for the kind remarks, dear Amai-kun. Here's to the world being individually ours while we reside here! ^.^

on Feb. 19 2015 at 6:14 am
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

Even reading this as someone who dislikes Titanic, I loved this poem. It's well written, flows nicely, and is great fun.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 1 2013 at 4:35 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

Yes, it is a great film to be inspired by. Thank you so much, elycavill. I appreciate your feedback on this poem. 

on Sep. 15 2013 at 4:51 pm
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
5 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

you've got a wide dictionary ( judging to this and other songs) and write really deep. Great piece and a great movie to inspire you !:)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 10 2013 at 3:20 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

XD Agreed. All I need to do is fit into my Batman costume. 

east_of_ada said...
on Sep. 9 2013 at 6:56 pm
east_of_ada, Null, Other
0 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

whoopdewhoop, fetus time. And no your words make mine. Hence, we ought to be Batpeople and be Gotham City DAYMAKERS

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 9 2013 at 6:17 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

All right. I have a fetus. So do I like get cravings...for chocolate...and good poetry? Ok, as to ceasing to write, I hope I don't. I'm warned to not quit. I'll keep it in mind. And your words do make my day. 

east_of_ada said...
on Sep. 8 2013 at 1:21 pm
east_of_ada, Null, Other
0 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

everyone can have fetuses. it's all in the mind-ideas and stuff are little unexplored bits of creation-'cept you make em' not God. :D Good. because if you stop writing, i'm going to get you. :D awh, and thanks bby-i'm happy my words make someone happy.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 5 2013 at 7:51 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

O_O I'll keep that in mind and do my best not to cease writing. Glad I had such an effect on you; I mean, not happy happy, but...I'm honored...I exploded you poetry fetus. I guess we're fair. You do the same with me. Though, technically, I don't think I can have fetuses. O_O

east_of_ada said...
on Sep. 3 2013 at 9:10 pm
east_of_ada, Null, Other
0 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

it's okay bby,it's okay :D poetry fetuses explode in me all the time really. As for you stahping writing, yes, you should get one. I will get you if you stop writing.    

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 2 2013 at 9:11 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

OMG! Are you ok?! Sorry this poem did that to you. Thank you for thinking I'm quote "perfect"; so touched by that. And I'll try to continue writing. It's my dream to continue. But who knows what the future holds for me. By the way, should I be worried if I don't write anymore? Should I get a restraining order? O_O

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 2 2013 at 8:24 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

Thank you so much! That means a lot that you can relate to this poem. It's one that I want people to feel. At least once in their lifetime. To feel limitless. Great feeling. 

east_of_ada said...
on Aug. 31 2013 at 2:58 pm
east_of_ada, Null, Other
0 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

my poetry fetus just exploded inside of me. it's so wonderful; you're amazing and perfect and keep writing because if you stahp i will get you, you hear?  

on Aug. 29 2013 at 6:54 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

great work!  can totally relate to this is multiple ways, the last lines deserve applause, and this piece deserves editor's choice. keep writing. :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 12 2013 at 8:22 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

Yes, I blew your mind. Mission=accomplished. XD Thank you, Callie. 

on Aug. 9 2013 at 11:34 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

AWESOME SAUCE. So many references in one poem. Mind = blown. Good job. Keep rockin' ;)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 2 2013 at 4:01 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

I can't believe this poem had such an effect on you. Honestly, that flatters me. And makes me want to make better poetry. Thank you, Labradorian. 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 7:53 pm
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
34 articles 0 photos 52 comments
I love the freedom expressed in this poem - your style and vocabulary really accentuate it. My favorite line was probably "...billows like loose wrinkels in the ocean's tattared face". It was so... unique I was startled into rereading the line, and then the poem.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 5:44 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

I'm so happy this poem makes people remember stories about themselves and this AWESOMELY EPIC movie. I feel so honored. Thank you, Krasota. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 5:42 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

Yes, it is a great movie. Thank you. I'm so happy that this poem reminds you of that wonderful scene that will never be forgotten. 


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