Gravity | Teen Ink


April 5, 2009
By MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
20 articles 0 photos 8 comments

I fall. I climb. I climb and I fall.
But I climb to fall.
I build so I can watch what I make crumble to pieces.
I watch the sand sift through my open fingers.
I let the wave claim my castle as its own.
I let it all come down on me, earth and ocean.
I have just enough power to watch myself fail,
Just enough hope to let my dreams die in my arms,
Over and over.
I am gravity and I pull everything down.

The author's comments:
I wrote this to reflect self sabotage

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on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:14 am
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

This is amazing. Simply amazing.

Hey, would you mind checking out and rating my poem 'Change'? Thanks if you do. =)

on Jun. 6 2011 at 10:33 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
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that's so sad :( but wonderfully written.


on Jun. 6 2011 at 9:10 pm
TheLemonadeCrusade SILVER, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the whole world, and all there ever will be to know and understand"

its so honest which makes it in my opinos extrememly welll written..awesome work

on Jun. 6 2011 at 5:21 pm
DrownedHopes BRONZE, Warner Robins, Georgia
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My own && also from lyrics in my favorite songs

W O W . It almost as though you took my journal && turned it into beautiful , yet powerful words . Thank you for being my hero today .

on Jun. 6 2011 at 3:35 pm
R5andParamore BRONZE, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Yes, I have to agree. The way you described it was beautiful. AMAZING!


di k said...
on Jun. 6 2011 at 10:16 am
yes! mine too! I am a writer as well. the way you described gravity was crystal clear and beautiful!!

on Jun. 6 2011 at 8:20 am
K.M.S.Shear BRONZE, Cherokee, Iowa
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"Some people think writing is a waist of their time. For me it’s a way to draw an image of myself through the painting of words."

love th way you describe gravity

on May. 15 2011 at 5:18 pm
Echinacea8 GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
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this has to be one of my favorite poems I've read on this website.

on May. 15 2011 at 4:07 pm
H0peF1ames BRONZE, Blaine, Minnesota
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Nice use of repetition and a very powerful ending and beginning!

on May. 15 2011 at 2:02 pm
angehuertas27 SILVER, Lake Mary, Florida
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amazing love the words u put in great job!

on Apr. 23 2011 at 10:49 pm
Talia_Silverwolf GOLD, Dayton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Love is like a rose.

This is very beautifully wriiten. Keep writing!

on Apr. 23 2011 at 2:40 pm
luvsoccer3000 SILVER, Abington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine.” jason mraz

wow......words cannot describe how much i love this poem, truly amazing

caedanse said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 9:56 pm
caedanse, Springfield, Ohio
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Positively mind blowing~ excellent work!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 3:35 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
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you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

wow, thats so true, i always catch myself failing before i even try. keep it real, ur poem is true to the bone



on Apr. 1 2011 at 8:57 am PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
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"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

this is such a deep poem--how did it not make the mag?

on Apr. 1 2011 at 8:27 am
that was an awesome poem!!! love it!!! keep writing!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 7:40 am
his_country_girl SILVER, Goshen, Indiana
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"Reality is almost always wrong."-House

"Don't worry when you feel something, worry when you don't."- SVU

you did amazing! :)

on Mar. 11 2011 at 11:36 am
ashleyn PLATINUM, Zeeland, Michigan
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"Don't take life to seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyways"-Unknown

Ha ha yeah you're right...sorry I guess I should have paid more attention to it... (:

JMThe-one GOLD said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 8:53 pm
JMThe-one GOLD, Enfield, Connecticut
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Metaphor. Not a simile. JS. Not trying to be pretentious. 

on Mar. 10 2011 at 6:33 pm
random3rainbow SILVER, Montpelier, Ohio
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be the change you want to see in this world

words can not describe what you have done here. simply amazing!