Another Metaphor of Life MAG

October 14, 2008
By Adams1030 BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
Adams1030 BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
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bubbles.
god’s just a little kid
with a big bottle
of Miracle Bubbles
and a wand
dipping, blowing these
bubbles
all doomed to

pop

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

gently

drifting

down

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


The author's comments:
I happened to be blowing bubbles in my room when my thoughts suddenly took a semi-philosophical turn and came up with this metaphor. I liked the idea immediately, if only because it was both lighthearted and yet potentially cynical (in pointing out that a person's life, no matter how long his/her "imprint" lasts, will fade away eventually).

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on Nov. 13 2011 at 7:33 pm
babyscars SILVER, Los Lunas, New Mexico
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I really liked this your writting gets so deep... Please Continue

on Nov. 13 2011 at 7:24 pm
LittleEllie33 SILVER, Burlington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
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Very good metaphor. And i love bubbles

on Nov. 13 2011 at 7:04 pm
sweetheart2598 SILVER, Atlatna, Georgia
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Lord Yes

I like it too

on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:41 pm
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
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i love this metaphor! People PLEASE check out my work!!!!

on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:38 pm
ashleyn PLATINUM, Zeeland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't take life to seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyways"-Unknown

I love this metaphor! Crazy what some imagination (and bubbles) can create. Wonderful work of art <3

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on Nov. 13 2011 at 5:06 pm
Dreammer GOLD, Montrose, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Love is like quicksand the further you fall the harder it is to get out

I apsolutly love this poem people feel free to llook at and comment on my work

JuneTaz said...
on Nov. 13 2011 at 12:20 pm
Love the metaphor!! It really does describe life. Keep up the philosophical thinking! ;)

on Nov. 13 2011 at 2:28 am
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

As a writer, i have explored all options an opinions and beliefs. I know very well that there is a god to some people, for i go to a Catholic school. What i said is MY opinion, and nothing is going to change it, so all i can say is that i hope you and everyone else can rspecct that, just as i respecct their opinions.

on Nov. 13 2011 at 12:22 am
flynpurple33 BRONZE, Chesterfield, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Emerson

For a writer, that's pretty close-minded of you to say. I think the point of writing is to explore all options and opinions and beliefs. Not just say "there is a God" or "there isn't a God" because, there IS a God to different people; even if they aren't you.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 8:33 pm
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
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This is awesome! Check out my work plleeeeassse!!!!!!

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on Oct. 22 2011 at 4:12 pm
Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That\\\\\\\'s why its called the present.\\\\\\\"
— Eleanor Roosevelt

\\\\\\\"When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.\\\\\\\'

This is amazing! Can you checkout some of my work?

on Oct. 22 2011 at 3:39 pm
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.

Really loved it. please, keep up the fantastic work!

on Oct. 22 2011 at 1:04 pm
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

there is no god. only life and the people in it.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 1:02 pm
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

You poem has a gentler and nicer affect than mine. I was also writing about the same thing, how sooner or later everything someone does is later forgotten and not worth anything anymore. It's called Bad Image. There's also another one called Stronger, it's not quite about the same thing, but it's somewhat related. I would really appriecate it if you ckecked them out;) ohh. I gave this a 5/5 btw. great job:)

on Oct. 22 2011 at 10:39 am
ms.liz2015 BRONZE, Newport News, Virginia
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And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.

good job i liked it.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 10:11 am
EyesofBlueFire GOLD, Belleville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." Dumbledore, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.

I love this poem. :) I like how it's not really religious, even though you use "god". The capitalization can be necessary or unnecessary when you use it in such a way. It does have a certain view on life that not alot of people see. :) Keep writing.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 9:16 am
wanghui138138 BRONZE, Providence, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't fear anything other than giving up."

LOVE IT. keep writing!

grelouni said...
on Oct. 22 2011 at 8:10 am
Maybe some bubbles stain the surface on which they land...  never truly disappearing...always leaving their mark.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 7:02 am
pens-are-mightier-than-swords SILVER, Caledonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"we often put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down"
~Author Unknown

Nicely done! The spacing was very effective and really drove home the point of the poem. The only criticism I have is trivial -- capitalize the "g" in God, although I can see where you might have left it lowercase on purpose.

on Oct. 5 2011 at 11:16 am
Countrylife4 GOLD, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday soon we're gonna catch that dream we've been chasing"
"Seven days without a horse makes one weak."
"The worst part of riding is when you dismount."

Insult my clothes, I say, “Okay, thanks for the compliment.”
Insult the way I look, I say, “Thanks for notifying me.”
Mock me and say riding isn’t a sport, and I’ll say,”You say that ’cause you can’t ride.” But before you make fun of my horse, make sure you have “911″ on your speed dial.

I love you poems!!! Keep on writing!!!!




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