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 Jul. 26 2011 at 7:59 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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This is really interesting. (: Do you think you could check out some of my stuff?

on Jul. 26 2011 at 7:31 pm
if_i_fall16 SILVER, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Never Let the Fear of Striking Out Keep You From Playing the Game" - Babe Ruth

That's awesome. I never really thought of life in that way. Although I don't agree with the whole idea of size. *I'm six feet and don't think I'm going to fail : )*  But the idea is pretty cool. 

on Jul. 26 2011 at 4:43 pm
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez

Wow! I had never thought of life that way!That's quite interresting.

Although God is much more caring than that and would never reduce us to bubbles!He also wanted us to live forever-not just a few mere days.


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on Jul. 26 2011 at 4:23 pm
purpleink GOLD, Pendleton, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm but the second rat gets the cheese.

There is more to life besides increasing its speed.

yeah, but what can we do about it?

purpleink GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 4:22 pm
purpleink GOLD, Pendleton, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm but the second rat gets the cheese.

There is more to life besides increasing its speed.

I really like what did with bubbles i never really thought about it this way before.

on Jul. 26 2011 at 3:03 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

That's so cool! Pretty accurate, too, though I never would have thought of bubbles. Keep up the good work!

on Jul. 26 2011 at 3:03 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

That is a good question. Well, I suppose if your God, you can manage.

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on Jul. 26 2011 at 2:18 pm
Sylvie BRONZE, Edison, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others" - Michael Carr

Wowww that was an amazing poem. I completely agree that someone's imprint will eventually fade away. Isn't that fact kind of sad?

on Jul. 26 2011 at 12:03 pm
Angie.Hudak GOLD, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope for the best, expect the worst."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley

This is so beautiful! Something so childish and young can mean so much and be so deep to relate to life and death. Bravo! :D

on Jul. 26 2011 at 10:37 am
fatchance96 BRONZE, Schaumburg, Illinois
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This is truly amazing. I love how you could take a simple thing and give it a whole new meaning. Great job:)

on Jul. 26 2011 at 2:57 am
e.nadeem PLATINUM, Karachi, Other
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I love this.

wondering76 said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 11:47 pm
wondering76, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Judge me and I'll prove you wrong, tell me what to do and I'll tell you off, say I'm not worth it and watch where I end up, screw me over and I'll do it to you twice as bad, call me crazy, you really have not idea!"

Bubbles represant life excusitly. They are delicit like liives; changed drasticly but simply mistakes. There are many things that could happen to a bubble, but one thing is for sure; it will pop. It's how that bubble takes course that makes all the difference.

Shmelmo GOLD said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 9:01 pm
Shmelmo GOLD, Elma, Iowa
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You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

If anyone could please check out or rate/comment my work I would really appreciate it!

Thanks!


HillaryJo said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 4:05 pm
HillaryJo, Anderson, Indiana
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Great poem! I loved the pacing of the piece. The little "Pop!"s were cute and the way you spaced and paced (Ha I rhymed!) really kept me interested! Great poem!

iswim24 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 3:43 pm
iswim24 BRONZE, Howell, New Jersey
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This was beautiful. I fell in love with this poem.

Schubster said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 1:32 pm
Would there be a possible way to reuse the bubbles? I wonder...

Sallad SILVER said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 1:28 pm
Sallad SILVER, Bismarck, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."- Gandhi

Wow! I've never thought of bubbles as something that could be used as a metaphor for life! This is awesome and insanely creative!

on Jul. 4 2011 at 11:01 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

Yeah! I know! Bubbles is one of the best metaphors of life anyone can come up with! I looooove this poem!!!!

IamRevy BRONZE said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 1:51 am
IamRevy BRONZE, State Of Mind, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Trying to please the world is a self-made curse"

Bubbles? now there is an imagination going wild. Beautiful keep it up

on Jul. 4 2011 at 12:07 am
abnormal PLATINUM, Jonesboro, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Truth is eternal. Knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.

-Madeleine L'Engle

love this metaphor! I would have never thought of bubbles to describe life, very creative!


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