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My Oh My

July 22, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


My oh my,
I see the ships passing by—
I want them to take me
I want them to make me
As the mermaids are when the sailor finds them,
I want to be as lovely as the one
That drowns him.
My oh my,
I see the cars passing by—
I want them to take me
I want them to make me
As the hitchhikers are when the driver helps them,
I want to be as gracious as the one
That thanks him.
My oh my,
I see the planes flying by—
I want them to take me
I want them to make me
As the birds are when the pilot outruns them,
I want to be as stubborn as the one
That beats him.
My oh my,
I see the spaceships flying by—
I want them to take me
I want them to make me
As the aliens are when the astronaut sees them,
I want to be as diplomatic as the one
That greets him.

My oh my,
That astronaut's gonna die.


The author's comments:
It's just silly :P

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on Aug. 9 2013 at 6:48 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

This is just plain fun--especially the punchline (poor astronaut). :P

on Jul. 30 2013 at 11:47 am
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

LOL. I died laughing when I read that last line. :D

on Jul. 29 2013 at 4:18 pm
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
5 articles 1 photo 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

The last line...oh my gosh, so funny. The whole poem's lighthearted and sweet. Good job!

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:44 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

That was to targon o.O

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:43 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

thanks guys XD

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:43 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

hehe thanks :P

on Jul. 28 2013 at 7:47 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

Humor in an unexpected place :) I love this poem. You have put into words the feeling of wanting to explore and to see the world and to understand and know what it's like to be another person in another place. This is wonderful! And plus the ending made me laugh.

on Jul. 28 2013 at 4:42 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

i mean below comment! dang stupid website:P

on Jul. 28 2013 at 4:41 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

i agree with the above comment. keep it up jade! your writing is awesome!  

on Jul. 25 2013 at 6:48 pm
dancing.inthe.rain GOLD, Bowling Green, Kentucky
15 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist's job is not to subcome to dispair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existance." -Gertrude Stein in the movie Midnight In Paris.

It started out as a very interesting poem and it really pulled me into reading the rest of it and the very last line just made me laugh so much :) I love it :D