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Points and Lines

April 24, 2013
By Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have planned my day ahead
so nothing goes below.
Chaos isn’t an option
So with the list we flow.

I’m driving down the road named Faith
when behind a light I’m caught.
Now I’m without beats or cheats
and I see all the ways I’ve bought.

The arms come down upon me
and hold me down in place,
while a voice screams from down the track
and shouts at me with grace.

It is a warning, to late bestowed
for I cannot change my course.
I slam my foot down on the gas,
yet here comes the iron horse.

Suddenly, I’m moving on,
the arms don’t pressure, but carry.
they transport me to refuge
where I’ve been made unwary.

I no longer live by points and lines;
my life cannot be planned,
for my book is written with a pen
held by a different hand.



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on Jun. 27 2013 at 7:41 pm
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

I agree, it has a good flow. Also, I like how you said "I'm driving down the road, named Faith," and "for my book is written with a pen, held by a different hand."

on Jun. 8 2013 at 10:15 pm
SincerelyManon GOLD, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Memories are the only things that don't change when everything else does.

The flow of this poem is perfect and it's meaning is strong and true.

bree_bree GOLD said...
on Jun. 5 2013 at 1:40 pm
bree_bree GOLD, Auburn, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
mistakes are made to be learned from.

I think that this is my favorite of your work. I love the last stanza and i love the fact that this is a religous peice, i can never really find that and even i dont really write them. It is comendable that you do and i admire you for it. Keep writing!

on May. 22 2013 at 5:26 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I like the last stanza in the poem and I also love the religious background in it. Nice job! XD

on May. 22 2013 at 2:18 pm
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you so much!

on May. 22 2013 at 2:18 pm
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

My friend was this woman in the poem. After she almost got hit, (I was behind her when this happened) I was inspired to write a poem about how God saved her. 

OlveraJorge1 said...
on May. 17 2013 at 2:14 pm
I sense some kind of hidden emotion you were feeling while writing this? Either way this is a DEEP piece.

on May. 17 2013 at 2:04 pm
ChocolateLove SILVER, Warsaw, Other
5 articles 6 photos 158 comments
This poem is as deep and amazing as the rest of your stuff. You poetry is really top-notch, write on :D. 

on May. 16 2013 at 7:21 pm
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's about a person who tries to control everything that happens to them, but when they get caught on the tracks, they realize God is the one writing their story. She has been made "unwary" to show that she is no longer going to live with such caution that she doesn't have any fun (I don't mean she is going to be a daredevil, or be stupid about her decisions. She is now going to trust God with her life.

CamillaJ said...
on May. 16 2013 at 7:13 pm
CamillaJ, Tomball, Texas
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This is really good. What is the meaning behind it?