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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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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
HaleyBells said...
May 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Love the metaphor
missscribbles said...
May 21, 2011 at 9:05 am
that is lovely poem
poetrylover26 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Wow! that was a awesome poem!I love it!!! Keep it up!!!
Shmelmo said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm
This is a really cool poem! I love it! Great metaphor!
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Soniaa said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Wow...I Love it! Great job. :D
Dodson said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm
wow thats really good. great job i like the message
Caitlin14 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm
I love this pice you did a really good job! so beautiful
Paul T. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm
I love bubbles. I also like people. This is very fun and cool metaphor, I also really like how you showed the reader gently gently drifting down. A very good poem, nice work
Softball_volleyball01 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm
This is honestly a great deep! Love it!!
Katelyn V. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:35 am
I really like your poem. I like bubbles:) great metaphor.
Dillinger123 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:24 am
Lovely poem. I especially liked how the text appeared as though it were a bubble floating down the page.
jacob26950 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 8:35 am
i like how the format of it made it seem like it was actualy a bubble drifting across the page. great poem. it reminded me of my childhood playing with bubbles for hours upon hours
Loriel J. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 8:34 am
very cute poem!(:  i loved the meaning and how you came up with it was really cool:)
IRUEHL said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm
Beautiful! i really liked it!
Echinacea1 said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I immediately loved the way you kept the style simplistic in the intro, it fit perfectly with the theme. But my favorite part was the end starting with "it’s the little ones/that leave quietly" for some reason this part was very poignant. I also thought how you made a break in the flow of the poem for he last stanzas ("everyone...all evaporated") was a wonderful idea, especially as I always have trouble with doing that myself.

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