Gravity | Teen Ink


April 5, 2009
By MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
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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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asofnow GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2010 at 6:11 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
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This is really awesome but I'm honestly confused


on Oct. 7 2010 at 6:46 pm
Tingaree BRONZE, Ashburn, Virginia
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wow.. that was seriously something... wow... :)

on Sep. 15 2010 at 7:39 pm
Annibonny DIAMOND, Evanston, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes life takes a path that is hard to walk on, so all you have to do is put on your hiking boots.

Great poem and great meaning too it. 

on Sep. 15 2010 at 3:54 pm
TravisKerr BRONZE, Spring, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"You will be as small as the world will make you, but only as big as you make yourself" -Mayday parade

This is great man.

Check out My Disillusioned Dream, I think you actually stole this from me a bit.

on Aug. 24 2010 at 9:01 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

this is really nice, and i think i get it. love the examples.  could you take a look at my work?

Danny5 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 5:04 pm
Danny5 BRONZE, East Norwich, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"All things dear disappear."

great writing! really know what you mean

on Aug. 24 2010 at 10:48 am
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

this is amaaaaazing i luvvvv itt. awesome job!

on Aug. 2 2010 at 6:02 pm
blackmoon SILVER, Hawthorne, New Jersey
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this was amazing i cant wait till you guys read my work lolz im just still waiting for them to exept it

on Aug. 2 2010 at 5:40 pm
HitTheSkyline BRONZE, Tool, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but see who cares enough to break the down.

Utterly beautiful.

For some reason, I cried!(=

on Aug. 2 2010 at 1:10 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
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Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im in love with this poem!!!! AHHHH U`R AMAZING!!!!

on Aug. 2 2010 at 5:37 am
criptcreeeperstatus BRONZE, Wichita, Kansas
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on Jul. 11 2010 at 5:54 pm
tianaxbiddy SILVER, Wareham, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Plot is character revealed by action."


It is really powerful and at the same time it is a beautiful powerful. Amazing! xD

ird13 GOLD said...
on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:35 pm
ird13 GOLD, Beachwood, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
1. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
2. You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
3. You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.

Wow...nonstop goosebumps. O_O

on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:30 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

wowww. i REALLYY love this. incredible job and i love your style of writing. i recently joined the site and my poems havent been accepted to it yet..but when they are i'd love if you could view some of them and see what you think of my work.

great job:)

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Jul. 11 2010 at 11:42 am
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

Wow, this is so good! I memorized your poem The Architect and recite it to myself every day because it's so beautiful, and I love this one too! i'm so glad i found you again. you have pure talent- use it!

on Jul. 11 2010 at 12:10 am
SammiLukan BRONZE, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.

- Virgil Garnett Thomson

I love how you compare yourself to gravity

on May. 28 2010 at 1:17 pm
soinlove SILVER, Parish, New York
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i agree this is good u did an amazing job

Hanna424 said...
on May. 28 2010 at 12:18 pm
Hanna424, Snohomish, Washington
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i loved this poem!!! awesome job!!!!!

on May. 6 2010 at 9:56 pm
MacKenzie Cameron BRONZE, Delta, Other
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WOW!!! I loved this, keep it up :)

lolo said...
on May. 6 2010 at 6:17 pm
I really liked this poem. It was well written. ;-]