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blueberries

July 4, 2014
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


all in all
the blue-
berries
frozen
and round
like glass
marbles
rolled
off the
cherry-
wood
table
one by
one
after
you left
them
there
last night
for me

i refused
to eat
any of
the
indigo
tart orbs

alas
they’re
a favorite
of yours


The author's comments:
just another fruit poem. tell me what you think it means. (don't ask about the image; makes no sense.) by the way, shout out and thanks to Jade.I.Am for helping me out with this poem. i might have to re-do this one with the help of all her thoughts and edits, if this version isn't liked. any who, enjoy reading and depicting it.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 30 2015 at 6:05 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Let art speak for itself, right? Not that this is art. More of the mind of mine rambling in jibberish. Thanks!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 30 2015 at 6:04 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks, Amai, for reading just about every piece of mine. I do appreciate it. —hugglez^u^—

Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 2015 at 8:51 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 519 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

Interesting. It almost reminded me of the first few lines of "On Top of Spaghetti." I'm sure that's exactly what you want to hear. ;) I love the simple beauty of a poem about blueberries. I almost feel like it would be a shame to burden such a gem with heavy meaning. Let it stand on its own; it's a lovely little poem about blueberry marbles.

on Feb. 15 2015 at 12:06 am
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

Very nice! I think you took a very small moment in time and made it original and captivating. I would definitely want to read more.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 31 2014 at 7:03 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Krasota. ;_; Breaks my heart. And sorry to hear about your wisdom teeth too. That's no fun; I speak from experience. It was the worst pain; and the awful—AWFUL—allergic reaction I got from taking the antibiotics was no much better either. I've written several pieces lately. All spur of the moments. Cheesy love/unrequited/broken relationship poem. Which is funny, due to the fact that I've never once dated or had a relationship. But I'm trying to explore all the weird emotions that I seem to bury day by day. Woah, that was way too deep right there. Gotta take it a notch down. Pheeeewwww. Any way, I always appreciate your feedback. Feel better soon. Irony: I was thinking of emailing you today, a little while ago, actually. Weird, huh? Thanks, Krasota. 

on Jul. 31 2014 at 11:30 am
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

No problem :) Sorry I haven't been in contact with either you or Callie again. I just had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted and it's still quite painful. Doesn't look like I'll be able to message you guys for the time being, either, as my grandma may die soon (she has had a severe heart attack and mini-stroke as well as a major vein blockage). Life has its moments. Ah well, good luck in your future pieces! Let me know if there is anything that I can critique/edit for you. Have a great day! :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 28 2014 at 9:36 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Hollow, I like that. Thanks for reading and commenting. I always appreciate your constant feedback. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 28 2014 at 9:35 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

"Pearl"? Wow, thanks, Krasota. I do now think the "alas" is out of place. This poem is one of those spur of the moments out of my conscience poems. But I've been revising it. Coming here and there back to it. We must wait to see what the future holds for this pearl of mine. ^u^

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 28 2014 at 9:33 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

That's a perspective I hadn't thought of. It's not originally what I had in mind. But I'm not ruling it out as a possiblity. And thank you for taking the time to decode this poem. 

on Jul. 23 2014 at 1:54 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

I really like the imagery and rhythm/sounds in this poem! The rolling motion in particular is very constant and shows ongoing movement, as a contrast to the unmoving speaker and the hollow ending. Nicely done! :) 

on Jul. 14 2014 at 2:36 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I think it does make perfect sense, and it was well-executed. Maybe one suggestion would be to replace the "alas" as it looks a bit odd in this otherwise charmingly informal piece. Amazing job, though! Nice to get back from a extended Teenink vacation and see this little pearl of a poem :) 5/5

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Jul. 7 2014 at 5:58 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Do they represent forgiveness? Like, the guy gives her a chance to take him back even after all the crappy he's done to her? Just guessing - thanks for giving readers the chance to decrypt this! :)


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