Another Metaphor of Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 14, 2008
god’s just a little kid
with a big bottle
of Miracle Bubbles
and a wand
dipping, blowing these
all doomed to


at one point or another.
they either drop
too fast, before
he can catch them,
or the biggest ones
before they’ve even
been launched.
it’s the little ones
that leave quietly
and take their time




everyone leaves a mark,
you know,
but sooner or later
they’ve all evaporated.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

Join the Discussion

This article has 301 comments. Post your own now!

Loserrr122 said...
May 29, 2012 at 10:52 am
Not bad I love the exageration on the word "pop". Very nice.
kaidro said...
May 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

This poem is awsome!! I like your poem a lot.
This whole poem was a metaphor!! I think the metaphor was that the people are bubbles some are able to live a life and do something amazing while sometimes others can not.  I also noticed that there was some onomatapoeia becasue you had the word "pop" and that is the noise bubbles can make.

Awsome job! I like this poem a lot!!

ShadowLily said...
May 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Whoa... that's deep stuff. I didn't know you could make Miracle Bubbles deep.... Wow. You've got some serious skillz.
phoenixvanlaanen said...
May 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Wow... you're excellent. I'm jealous of your poetry skills!
Indilove said...
May 7, 2012 at 8:06 am
Very amazing how you thought of this. It's a rare occasion that our thoughts turn into something extrememly meaningful. Something that actually makes us stop and think a little. This is really amazing work great job
ZaNeesa said...
Apr. 15, 2012 at 10:23 am
I love this. It kinda makes me think.
Ashlea0813 said...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Love this. :)
FlowerChild67 said...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm
I really enjoyed this, although it is a bit sad, in an unsusual way- like hopeless, but not at the same time. Anyway, I actually wrote a similar poem and entered in it into Reflections one year :) So, anway, I liked it:)
SpreadUrWingzNFly said...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Wow that was deep yet gave the feeling of a light afterthought, lovely, can you read a few of my poems and tell me what you think
Nooneknowsme said...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 7:24 am

What a wonderful poem!! Its really nice!

Check out mine also, Cream you Dream, and Unbelieavable

It gives the same sense as yours!!

TheKayster said...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 7:17 am
I love this poem!!!!
Sapphire1225 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm
this is so beautiful!! I guess from now on every time I blow bubbles or look at someone blowing them, I'm going to be reminded of this poem... :)
Dancer2015 said...
Mar. 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm
This is a really great poem! I love it! :)
svds1 said...
Mar. 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Good...but didn't Billy Collins write a poem about comparing himself to a soap bubble? Yeah, he said 'It doesn't take much to remind me what a mayfly I am, what a soap bubble floating over the children's party.' (In one of his poems) Did you get inspired by that?
adams1030 replied...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 12:37 am
author here... and lol nope! i've never even heard of the guy! lol. i also found out that one of my heros and role models, John Adams (the president), said something similar once -- i guess it's a relatively common thought! haha.
Kelvyn21 said...
Mar. 2, 2012 at 6:48 am
This is a brilliant love with it..would you mind reading mine called 'Difference in the world'..i would appreciate it..
Blackrosechick said...
Feb. 22, 2012 at 7:29 am
Really good :)
mammothfrk said...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm
really good!
Bookworm1997 said...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Nice poem, although it does sound a bit cynical.
ElkieLion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm
I like it!!!
Site Feedback