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

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.

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wondering76 said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 11:47 pm
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.
HillaryJo said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm
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 said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm
This was beautiful. I fell in love with this poem.
Schubster said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Would there be a possible way to reuse the bubbles? I wonder...
Lola_Black replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm
That is a good question. Well, I suppose if your God, you can manage.
Sallad said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Wow! I've never thought of bubbles as something that could be used as a metaphor for life! This is awesome and insanely creative!
YoungRevelation said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 1:51 am
Bubbles? now there is an imagination going wild. Beautiful keep it up
Dia.dreamer123 replied...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 11:01 am
Yeah! I know! Bubbles is one of the best metaphors of life anyone can come up with! I looooove this poem!!!!
abnormal said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 12:07 am
love this metaphor! I would have never thought of bubbles to describe life, very creative!
LilBoo said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm
this is a beautiful metaphor. i love it. keep on writing
Feathered_mortal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm
I love this. Like you were saying, there's such a nice balance between light-heartedness and seriousness. 
TheInnocentOne said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Cute idea~
Curly_Sue said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Great job. Totally understandable. Really cool way to look at life. Serious yet not so much. Awesome poem.
JessJess96 said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm
I loved this poem.. It is so true. Even if we do leave a mark, we do eventually fade away. This was a truly lovely poem
ExpRESsY0uRselF said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Beautiful. Really nice work. The metaphor was really nice, and i loved the format. Btw, if amyone has time, please check out my poem, The Girl Inside, and my other works.


cara_ruegg said...
May 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm
I really liked this. It was lighthearted, fun, and an interesting view, though I personally disagree with a person's "imprint" fading away. Life, yes. Memory, not necessarily especially not if the person is a published writer, or has done something important in history. Then again, I could be misunderstanding. Anyway, overall good job!
gogreen1 replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm
And they don't even need to be a published writer or a famous person. Their family will always have memories of them. :) Just a thought.
f1ndmycure2013 replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 9:46 pm
I think the author means eventually as more of 100 to 1000 to 10000 years from now. Yeah, right now, we have family and friends who will remember us, but eventually we will fade away as individuals and be remembered collectively as people who lived __ years ago. :) 
Adams1030 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Author here: f1ndmycure2013 is right, that's what I meant!
Artistic-Sweet said...
May 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm
This was beautiful
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