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My Special Place MAG

By Megan G., Eau Claire, WI

The grass waved
At me from our front window
Indian paintbrush flowers
Peeked out of the grass
Waiting for us
The tree in the distance
Served us for many things
Tea parties
With my friends and sister
Or a lookout for intruders
Always safe
A good place to hide
Yet we shared it with creatures
Looking like very adventurous mustaches
And spiders
Disrupting our nice tea parties with screams
But now when I look out
Of that old front window
There is no grass
Or flowers
And tree to take shade under
There is a field of houses
But they can’t be picked and given to my mom
Or wave at me in the wind
Or give shade for tea parties
My favorite place fell
Under construction.

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i love this so much!

very nice... i liked it

Fantastic poem,very nice

on Apr. 6 2016 at 10:06 pm
ambivalent SILVER, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

this is beautiful

on Oct. 10 2014 at 11:22 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is wonderful. :) I love the humor in it, and that it's about a special place. I found it rather sad because of the tragedy, but at least you have memories to remember. It's beautiful, and also. I don't know when this was published, but congrats! You deserve it. You have a talent and greatness in you, and you are a wonderful and talented writer and person. :) Thank you so much, for sharing this. 

on Jun. 5 2014 at 10:11 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is really good! XD

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on Sep. 16 2013 at 1:07 pm
gold_30, Crestone, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

This is really good I liked how you used repetitive images  

on Sep. 7 2013 at 4:02 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

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

For your special place, quite a special poem. wow. This poem has so many things I can relate to and you put it all so beautifully that even the tragedy has a glow to it. Great poem.

on Sep. 6 2013 at 9:42 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

There is nothing more beautiful than simplicity when it comes to poetry, and yours was just beautiful. I request you to read my poem " I became a butterfly', coz I've used the same picture!

on Jul. 9 2009 at 1:31 am
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I can really feel the pain and emotion behind the poem. I love it and I love the deep feeling it evokes! Keep writing and I cant wait to read more of your work!

on Jul. 8 2009 at 8:07 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is way good. I love the meaning behind it.