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 Sep. 30 2011 at 7:28 pm
jasont727 PLATINUM, Calabasas, California
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If there was no change, there would be no butterflies.

Beautiful! Thank you!

on Sep. 30 2011 at 2:21 pm
hislittledramaqueen BRONZE, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Saint Augustine

Interesting poem. I do not think this metaphor is accurate though. God intervenes much more for His creations then a person even could for their bubbles. I like the thought of human beings as fragile as bubbles and God compared to the person blowing them, but the metaphor falls short when it comes to the popping incidents. God can save a person from death if He so chooses.     

on Sep. 30 2011 at 11:46 am
MickeysMinnie BRONZE, Klawock, Alaska
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Your a great writer. :)

 


on Sep. 8 2011 at 8:25 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

No...she's not. By the way, it's mUrderer not mErderer

on Sep. 8 2011 at 8:03 pm
SeirraNS BRONZE, Huntsville, Arkansas
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Be good or be good at it

I really liked it :)

Alantis SILVER said...
on Sep. 8 2011 at 7:03 pm
Alantis SILVER, Connersville, Indiana
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Love hurts weither its right or wrong.

Really great. :)

myah555 said...
on Sep. 8 2011 at 12:33 pm
o.m.g. yor so right!!1

on Sep. 8 2011 at 12:06 pm
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

this is such a fantastic metaphor (:

i think you would like my poem, "Fake". Take a look please (:


on Sep. 8 2011 at 4:01 am
AyeshaMuzaffar BRONZE, Lahore, Other
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I really liked your poem. Check out mine ,"I shall see." too. It's like you'rs but not as deep.

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on Aug. 31 2011 at 1:15 pm
r1chard, Carrollton, Texas
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Tupac "wars come and go but my soldiers they stay eternal"

I like your metaphor and how it is such a simple little thing but yet it is shared in such a deep sensation of relaxation as well as a very profound way of thinking about life.

JSM1996 said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 12:23 pm
JSM1996, Carrollton, Texas
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"I'm Done!"

This is a great poem. I love the metaphor that was used. Great Job! Keep it up!

on Aug. 17 2011 at 9:31 pm
Awsomenes BRONZE, Chitris Hights, California
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if i live to be 1000, and say "i love you" evry secint non-stop, it wouldnt be enouf.

i love your metifor, life is like bubbles.

on Aug. 17 2011 at 9:27 pm
Awsomenes BRONZE, Chitris Hights, California
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if i live to be 1000, and say "i love you" evry secint non-stop, it wouldnt be enouf.

my sis. loves to pop bubbies, so is she a merderer

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on Aug. 17 2011 at 8:53 pm
aveawave GOLD, Woolwich, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the angel you're sworn to be: spread your wings and fly" :)

this is really good! I love the imagery - I can picture every word you say in my head :) would you mind checking some of my work out? Id really appreciate it :D

 


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on Aug. 17 2011 at 8:37 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
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"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Lovely!!!   X)

on Aug. 17 2011 at 6:33 pm
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

Amazing. <3

on Aug. 17 2011 at 2:27 pm
ishmael_bishop SILVER, Wilson, North Carolina
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I loved the inspiration. My muse comes to me at the most random times of the day and I find a pencil and record her thoughts.

on Aug. 17 2011 at 2:07 pm
emilybwrites SILVER, Villa Hills, Kentucky
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last night i lay in bed, looking up at the stars and i thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?

i really liked this! great work! could you check out my poem "forgotten domain" and my new poem "the others" and please comment/rate them? thanks!!

on Aug. 17 2011 at 9:54 am
TayJay22 SILVER, Cincinnatus, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the odd one out is the one that fits the best.
-D.R.M

i like what you've done here. you have a very intelligent and also creative way of thinking about what we are all here to do. what we were made for. never stop writing, you have an amazing talent. dpn't let your bubble "pop" any time soon.

Fencer95 said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 9:15 pm
Fencer95, Millington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."-Harold R. McAlindon
"A full belly is of little worth when the mind is starved, and the heart."-The prince and the pauper

What you've written here truly has a deep meaning to it. It's amazing the thought of a bubble bursting and the correlation between true lifespans and their lasting imprints. This is a great poem, please, never squander your beautiful gift and always find time to continue to write.


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