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How Can Strangers Have So Much In Common?

August 7, 2013
By nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


My life's story is
In poetry. Yet when I
Write you feel the same.


The author's comments:
This is just a poetry shout out to all the lovely people who left comments on my other poems that basically said "Wow. You captured what it's like." Or "I feel the same way." I suppose this is my way of saying "Thank you."

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on Sep. 5 2013 at 1:05 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Ever so perfectly put. What a spectacular Haiku. And the title, though long, is quite catchy. Pulled me straight to the poem. Very impressive though the same thing a hundred people thought you found the words. :)

on Aug. 15 2013 at 6:31 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

That was very nice! It is weird how so many different people can think and feel the same way.

on Aug. 9 2013 at 1:22 am
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

No, no, no! Don't feel bad about posting critism! I relish it! It make me a better writer. Thank you. I defently agree on the comma thing... So sad we can't edit once it goes up on the sight...

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 10:13 am
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 love the concept of this poem. Like your quote said, I can relate with it as well. I hate to bug you with my criticism but I think there might be one or two things that could change in this poem. The "yet" perhaps could work as an "and". "[And] when I write you feel the same." So it feels like you're including the reader. And perhaps a comma after "write" because it somewhat feels like you're saying "write you". I'm not sure if that makes any sense. Other than that, really great poem. I'm sorry for the burden. But I only say it because I really like this. 


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