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Irony MAG

By Anonymous

The shards of glass littered the cold, black asphalt
like sparkling stars strewn across the night sky.

Their brilliance catching the corner of my eye,
making me slow down, just to look at them a little longer.

In my awe of the sheer beauty of merely broken glass,
I couldn't help but think

How someone else's tragedy
could be so beautiful to me.

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i love this so much!

I love this! I love the whole idea of it

on Jan. 23 2017 at 11:41 pm
LeisurelySketches GOLD, Tricity, Other
10 articles 1 photo 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your life has a limit but knowledge has none. (Zhuangzi)

A very good idea, and wonderfully expressed.

on Dec. 2 2016 at 12:29 pm
Melifluous_Stranger BRONZE, Hartford, Connecticut
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The path to true love is paved by the person who doesn't see your flaws as imperfections."
"Just because your single doesn't mean your heart isn't taken."

wow. wow.

on May. 4 2016 at 11:00 pm
ItsTimeToBegin PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
29 articles 0 photos 49 comments
Wow. that twist at the end. Really, really, really good job. :)

JayBlue BRONZE said...
on Nov. 10 2015 at 7:10 am
JayBlue BRONZE, Roseau, Other
4 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If anyone, then, knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." James 4:17
"Life is only precious 'cause it ends kid." The Titan's Curse

I love this! I love the whole idea of it. I feel like you capture a piece of human nature. Often times we find interesting or beautiful what could have hurt others. Much like the way we are drawn to crime shows, the news, or the way kids are drawn to someone who get hurt so that they can see what's under the band-aid. Great work. You got your point across very poetically and I loved it!

on Sep. 5 2015 at 6:50 pm
Sarelle PLATINUM, Winslow, Maine
21 articles 3 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream like you will live forever,
Live like you will die tomorrow.

Oh my gosh, I loved this! You have talent!

Boj95 SILVER said...
on Oct. 24 2013 at 7:08 pm
Boj95 SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She doesn't even go here!"
-Damion from Mean Girls

I like this!  interesting thought!

on Apr. 2 2013 at 12:28 pm
HouseofYork GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
12 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"...Time and Chance happened to them all." Ecc 9:11

I can see why this was published, terrific imagery, and a fitting title. Well done

on Dec. 1 2012 at 6:14 pm
KylieKollmeier, Webb City, Missouri
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I really love those last two lines. :)

on Nov. 1 2012 at 11:51 am
joshua Curry BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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This is a beautiful poem i would love to read more of your poetry.

on Nov. 1 2012 at 9:50 am
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
29 articles 0 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

This is a beautiful and touching poem. It flows well and is easy to understand. The last two lines are especially moving and memorable. Great job!!!! Keep writing!!!

on Sep. 18 2012 at 1:06 pm
JaneDoe_ BRONZE, MossPoint, Mississippi
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
- Marilyn Monroe

It really is beautiful and simple.

on Sep. 18 2012 at 9:28 am
AquaRev PLATINUM, Bonner Springs, Kansas
44 articles 6 photos 7 comments
I rather like this

on Mar. 26 2012 at 8:02 pm
jenniedepoet SILVER, Stanton, California
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
love the world when it is and isnt right.

it's a really beautiful poem(:

on Feb. 11 2012 at 7:11 pm
AnimalNatureGirl SILVER, Oxford, Alabama
5 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never go into a docter's office whose plants have died.

Awesome poem!!! Check out my stuff!

NathanB GOLD said...
on Jan. 20 2012 at 5:01 pm
NathanB GOLD, Amherst, Massachusetts
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Wow I love it, please check out my stuff.

on Jan. 20 2012 at 11:59 am
Silverleaf SILVER, North Vernon, Indiana
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very unique, i like it :)

on Dec. 7 2011 at 1:50 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

mind-blowing! Cheers, keep up the good work. P.s it's not just beautifullyt written, it's so relatable. :)
Check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? Would really appreciate it!

Ardnekcm said...
on Oct. 12 2011 at 11:57 pm
Absolutely wonderful. I'm using it in my english presentation tomorrow, all credit given to you of course. It'll go perfectly with what I'm presenting. :)