New-Years Riot

March 25, 2014
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The Chinese Festival is near,
The running and laughter of little kids in town:
It comes around once a year,
A man wore a mask that had a frown.

While lots of confetti flew by,
People eat delicious foods of rice:
Paper lanterns filled the sky,
A kid played a game and won a pair of dice.

The Zookeepers released the animals in a line,
Acrobats flipped and spun:
As the monkeys swung from vine to vine,
In big red letters the banner read Night Of Fun.

Entertainers performed the dancing dragon,
The rockets lit up the night:
People ate fresh watermelons left in a wagon,
Like streams of revealing light.

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Katgirl said...
May 11, 2014 at 11:55 pm
I kinda really like this, very Asian :3
JessiBear777 said...
May 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm
The imagery is really good! It feels like I'm there; well written!
Love2Read72 said...
May 2, 2014 at 9:25 am
Usually I don't like rhyming poems too much, but the rhymes in this poem work perfectly with the theme. Great description.
Elysium This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2014 at 12:34 am
conveyed a great poem with RHYMING LINES considering that i cannot rhyme to save my life you are god now
ISeeTheStars said...
Apr. 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm
You have such a talent, Gage! Great job!
GhostBeam replied...
Apr. 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm
Ghost Not Gage.
jacey_poo_girl said...
Apr. 19, 2014 at 12:47 am
This is really good, I like how the rhythms fit in the right places no corresponds with each other.. Very well thought out keep writing
raeee said...
Apr. 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Really nie read, and smooth flow. The way you described everything put me right in the middle of it all, and it worked very well. The rhythm was very fun indeed, as if it was bouncing along with the festivities. Good job. 
PetraRose said...
Apr. 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm
I enjoy the description and format. The description makes it so i feel as if i am really there :) Very Good Ghost
Amunah said...
Apr. 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm
Hey Ghost B I really enjoyed reading this thanks
SunnyLovesRain said...
Apr. 14, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Interesting indeed... The different rhythms are great for this poem, one thing I don't like is the flow, like some thing could be reworded, but other than that I love it a lot Many good things did happen in the poem... :) 5/5 :D
SunnyLovesRain replied...
Apr. 14, 2014 at 11:43 pm
I also think of this poem as a free verse you know what I mean?
TheUniverse said...
Apr. 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm
Its very good!!!  I like the rhythm.  Keep writing!!
idkmanguy said...
Apr. 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Nobuo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm
i love this one, i really like the changing rhythm in each stanza. 
GhostBeam replied...
Apr. 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm
I try. Writing Poetry isn't really my thing, but its nice to try something new.   Thank You.
dragoona22 replied...
Apr. 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm
gage hmmmm i know one especially from this last summer but he liked slam poetry so you could be someone diffrent but it was the turn up that got my attention he always said that  
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