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Palindromes

July 18, 2011
By StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi


Turn the music up too loud
Scream and tear the voices off
Draw a picture – (purple blood,
Monsters sneezing, goblins cough) –
God made man a manmade God;
Backwards isn’t in the mirror.
Thoughts are strange, but if you think,
They’re not as strange as they appear.

Appear they as strange as not they’re.
Think you if but, strange are thoughts:
Palindromes are running ‘round,
I am only what I’m not.
Every seed you plant will sprout
(Except the ones that do not grow);
To know is strange, but if you don’t,
Strange is only what you know.

Know you what only is strange?
Backwards of tired am I;
I am frontways of not weary,
I am grounded in the sky.
Paint a canvas purest white,
Hang it in the gallery:
I am I and you are you,
But us is only sometimes we.

We sometimes only is us but,
Upon occasion we’re just and.
There is smoke where there is fire,
There is fire where there’s land.
Here’s a mouthful full of teeth,
Here’s an orange tainted blue:
Paradoxes can be solved;
Solving them won’t make them true.

True them make won’t them solving.
Train small words to do your work,
Run away from exercise,
Pain will only make you hurt.
There’s a thought inside my head:
There is strange inside my thought.
Palindromes are running ‘round,
I am only what I’m not.


The author's comments:
Playing with words is fun. :D

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on Oct. 20 2013 at 4:12 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

for the love of corn i cannot even remember this phrase ever being part of my vocabulary

on Jul. 26 2012 at 7:41 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

This is very confusing, but  VERY cool! Usually I leave long comments, but I think that basically explains it! hahaha :D

on Mar. 1 2012 at 9:39 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

OI! Whoever keeps giving this poem sucky ratings, for the love of corn, leave a COMMENT telling me why it sucks! Don't be a jerk. If you hate stuff, I want to know why you hate it so I can write better! Thank you.

on Jan. 3 2012 at 5:26 pm
applesauceHater SILVER, Nikolaevsk, Alaska
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments
heh heh..my oh my this ones a tongue-twisting-wonderful-wording of a poem. really loved it!

on Oct. 23 2011 at 7:04 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Well, the title alone reminds me of this poem. :) I'll look for it, thank you!

on Oct. 22 2011 at 6:57 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

anyone lived in a pretty how town

on Oct. 21 2011 at 4:43 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

I'm glad you liked it! :) I feel like someone else told me I write like him, too. What has he written?

on Oct. 19 2011 at 10:23 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Hehe. I really liked this one. Really clever. Very e. e. cummins. 

on Sep. 20 2011 at 9:02 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

You're very welcome! I enjoyed writing for your contest.

on Sep. 16 2011 at 8:04 pm
rage_against_the_machine BRONZE, St. Augustine, Florida
4 articles 7 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
Difficult takes a day. Impossible takes.. oh, about a week?

Haha, oh my that was fun. I love palindromes, and I must say, your poem truly tickled me. 

Your writing is really great, it's been a pleasure to read this. Glad you entered my contest :D


on Aug. 26 2011 at 8:35 am
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

You're welcome! :)

on Aug. 25 2011 at 11:28 pm
LiederMadchen ELITE, Aurora, Oregon
132 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
For, I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
Loved I not honour more.
-- Richard Lovelace, quoted often by Baroness Emmuska Orczy in The Scarlet Pimpernel

Your poem is so wonderfully crazy and beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 6:17 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

I'm glad you enjoyed it! ^-^

on Aug. 15 2011 at 2:58 pm
MissFaber SILVER, Wayne, New Jersey
5 articles 0 photos 156 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing Less.

Fantastic. This was so creative and partially insane. It was so fun to read, and it was also fun to try and understand it (lol).

I loved it. Greatttt job :)


on Aug. 11 2011 at 11:23 am
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thanks so much! :)

on Aug. 10 2011 at 12:30 pm
renthead96 BRONZE, City, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."

Good Lord! I felt like I was going insane trying to wrap my mind around what I was reading. It sort of reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, being so odd and everything and how the characters all say things strangely. This was so fun to read, and great job :)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 11:15 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thank you! :)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 11:14 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thanks so much! ^-^

on Aug. 5 2011 at 10:37 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Amazing. It made me reading like a maniac to keep up , but it was awesome. It was like you were weaving a strange song , just purely fantastic. Great job !

on Aug. 2 2011 at 2:02 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Palindromes are running round, and spinning is my head. This was hard to follow but follow it I did. So, so, so well done. I totally want to try something like this now. Haha. Simply amazing. Writomania is completely right--like a poetic Mozart. :)


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