are we MAG

November 6, 2014
By Andrew Chen BRONZE, Cerritos, California
Andrew Chen BRONZE, Cerritos, California
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a generation
who wish they were born under
a different sky,
a different life
name
face

how and where,
the glass and the shard
the song and the piece
the steel and the sky
the light and the sand

no matter –
the buildings and the people
demand love
hope
purpose

an old cd player spinning
in a musty wired alleyway
playing a faint aria for no one,
no,
not even us.



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on Mar. 14 2015 at 8:05 pm
Andrew Chen BRONZE, Cerritos, California
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Thanks, I appreciate it.

on Mar. 8 2015 at 10:37 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

This is great.

on Nov. 16 2014 at 10:11 pm
Andrew Chen BRONZE, Cerritos, California
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Thanks for the comment! That's a great interpretation, thanks for sharing. 

on Nov. 16 2014 at 10:10 pm
Andrew Chen BRONZE, Cerritos, California
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Thank you!

on Nov. 16 2014 at 10:02 am
Armadeus_Zoolitzer GOLD, Ratter Corner, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Arose by any other name is still the past tense of arise." Steve Patterson on CBC's The Debators "The devil's greatest trick was chopping the water into separate bathtubs. Then attaching claws to those bathtubs." Bob Schofield's The Inevitable June

I'm sorry. "Ida"= is a

on Nov. 16 2014 at 9:59 am
Armadeus_Zoolitzer GOLD, Ratter Corner, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Arose by any other name is still the past tense of arise." Steve Patterson on CBC's The Debators "The devil's greatest trick was chopping the water into separate bathtubs. Then attaching claws to those bathtubs." Bob Schofield's The Inevitable June

Such a sad and beautiful way of describing the at times tragic human condition. I'm not sure how other people see it, but for me the "old cd player spinning in a musty wired alleyway playing a faint aria for no one" Ida metaphor for today's starving artists. Maybe I'm just reading that because of where I am right now in my life, but I see it as a writer writing things that may never be read, or a performer performing for an empty house. How we all like to put on a show, but are too wrapped up in our own to go out in appreciate others. I loved this work. And I like how you kept the title lower-cased. I see the significance in that. I appreciate this.

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on Nov. 11 2014 at 5:14 am
Egressx SILVER, Seoul, Other
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This is really nice. I love the way you structured your poem. :)




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