The Stranger Across the Room MAG

By Brendan Reid, Calgary, AB, Canada

I sat in the airport reading a magazine
My eyes started to wander across the scene
They fell upon a man with dirty clothes and messy hair
He paid no attention to it, he didn’t care

He wore slim-cut jeans and a worn-out hat
He had a tattoo on his arm of a baseball bat
He had a five o’clock shadow you could see from a mile
And it looked like he hadn’t had a haircut in a while

His face was weather-worn and tanned like leather
He must have lived somewhere with pretty rough weather
He had a scar above his left eye
I wondered what happened, how and why

As I boarded my plane I looked back once more
The man was making his way to the store
As my plane left for Egypt to see the tombs
I couldn’t stop thinking of the stranger across the room



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on May. 14 2010 at 1:55 pm
ihmaGhetH3m BRONZE, Bennettsville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
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Eric DeMeo said...
on Apr. 30 2010 at 9:45 am
Eric DeMeo, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Great poem I could imagine wat u were doing.

amanda16 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:11 pm
amanda16, Saugus, Massachusetts
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I really liked this poem because it was very descriptive, I could picture it.

on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:06 pm
ohxheyitslanzz, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Very descriptive !! i could almost see the man form the airport

RaV3n said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:08 am
RaV3n, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Vivid Verbs, and Adjectives LOVED IT! Be sure to write more limericks, cuz i bet they will be just as good as this one!

on Apr. 8 2010 at 10:51 am
Isawyouyesterday GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
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This reminds me of something I would think. Some would be too self-centered to notice people like this and yet, you highlighted this man above anyone else.

Iamber GOLD said...
on Mar. 17 2010 at 12:33 pm
Iamber GOLD, Smiths, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't think, don't judge, just listen." - Sarah Dessen

I loved it :)

on Mar. 13 2010 at 8:05 pm
BreeTayler PLATINUM, Carlisle, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Where there is love there is life." --Ghandi

I loved it:) absolutely.

BMMSKC said...
on Mar. 4 2010 at 10:21 am
IT MAKES ME WONDER WHERE THAT GUY IS FROM...I LOVED IT

bmmsDW said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:36 am
I like how you discribed the character how he looks and how he has a tatoo NNNNIIICEEE!!!!!

on Oct. 14 2009 at 7:22 pm
C!tyG!rl777 BRONZE, Grand Junction, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Yesterday is history, tommorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why its called the present.

Vivid Verbs, and Adjectives LOVED IT! Be sure to write more limericks, cuz i bet they will be just as good as this one!

on Oct. 14 2009 at 4:45 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's mouth...it will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

Incredible! Very descriptive and well-phrased. I love it!

on Oct. 14 2009 at 1:42 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

AMAZING!!

<3

ShelbyWu said...
on Jan. 20 2009 at 11:18 pm
I agree with the following comment another person posted. (((Hmm. I enjoyed this. It was both curious and interesting. However, it lacks importance and a reason why you wrote it. Was it simply boredom or something else? =D Nice work. ))

DesertFlower said...
on Nov. 4 2008 at 6:50 pm
I could see everything you said in my head. It was great.

on Oct. 31 2008 at 3:12 am
well written.great job!

twilightstar said...
on Oct. 16 2008 at 11:08 pm
Love the subject... you have a really cool grasp of imagery. Rhyming just for rhyming's sake detracts from it a bit, though. Great job!

rahoomhida said...
on Oct. 14 2008 at 8:27 pm
Heyyyy Im from Egypt!! nice job though, I liked the rhythm. I can make a song out of that!!

halfemoonie said...
on Oct. 14 2008 at 4:29 am
Hmm. I enjoyed this. It was both curious and interesting. However, it lacks importance and a reason why you wrote it. Was it simply boredom or something else? =D Nice work.

on Oct. 13 2008 at 9:47 pm
Good poem. It was intersting and flowy.


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