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Stars and Boulevards

July 22, 2013
By SwanSong SILVER, Millville, New Jersey
SwanSong SILVER, Millville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

've spent my whole life
running and I don't know what from.
Perhaps, from this small town
that everyone claims to hate,
yet no one ever leaves
and I stick around to
manufacture my own disaster.
I have a heart, science told me so,
but my head is a terrible place to be.
I can let go or be dragged,
but there's no place or no one
mine enough to fight for
and I'm just a silly girl
walking down stars and boulevards
and waiting for her happy ending.
Will you still love me in the morning,
when all the pretty lies take off
their masks and unveil ugly truths.
Life isn't kind. Why should you be?

The author's comments:
Inspired by the song of the same title by Augustana.

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This article has 7 comments.

AnnieKate GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2013 at 11:25 am
AnnieKate GOLD, Centerville, Utah
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I love the pretty lies and masks part. I really love this poem. It's so eerie and gorgeous. Great job! 

on Aug. 7 2013 at 9:15 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

Ooh, this is quite dark. I really do like it, though. You raised some interesting points. I absolutely love the lines “I have a heart, science told me so, // but my head is a terrible place to be.”. Your rhythm was natural without being repetitive, and I think each concept flowed very nicely into the next. Good work!

on Aug. 4 2013 at 7:11 pm
kikixkupkake GOLD, San Marcos, California
17 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The things that walk out when we open our minds." -Dylan McCoy

This poem flows very nicely even if it doesn't make entire sense to me. Maybe that's because everyone's work can be interpreted in different ways, and there's just so many ways here for me to choose from... Hey, of I don't entirely get it, it must be good! Also, I LOOOOOVED the line, "I have a heart, science told me so, but my head is a terrible place to be." This poem could have been just that much better if it rhymed! I'm really impressed with your work.

on Jul. 30 2013 at 11:34 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

Its good, an relatable topic that alot of people can understand, now it might not be written in the easiest format to understand but i do get the meaning.

on Jul. 26 2013 at 9:46 pm
laceandcoffee PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
21 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We make up horrors to help us escape from the real ones."- Stephen King
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry. I want danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."- Aldous Huxley

I really enjoyed the beginning of the poem, but from "I have a hear' on, it begins to get a bit random. The whole forum is also really confusing. I like the idea of the poem and I think it has a lot of potential considering it's a very relatable poem, but I think it needs to be revised.

on Jul. 26 2013 at 9:46 am
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

Although the theme is there and the telling of it is there, the poem does not make it easy to understand. Some parts are confusing, or the sentence is a bit peculiar in the way that it is not direct enough to have the reader fully understand it at first glance. For example when you said "I can let go or be dragged, but theres no place or no one mine enough to fight for..." that sentence does not particularly make a lot of sence to me, I think there may be a few mistakes there. Another mistake is at the very beginning, I'm presuming it is meant to say 'I've'.
The ideas are  strong and your description is good, but it just needs a little tweeking, keep it up.

on Jul. 25 2013 at 11:27 pm
WriteOrWrong BRONZE, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
3 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it. -Maura Stuard

I can really relate to this. Suburban bubble. I feel like there are so many great things going on but they're clouded by things that could be worded better or in a less casual/ explicit way. Also I'm not crazy about the last line, 'life isn't kind. Why should you be?' I love so much about this though like how people always talk about not wanting to stay but never get around to leaving, the part about science and hearts, and the stars and boulevards. Great job, keep it up!

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