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The Sun May Go Down MAG

By Elliot E., Kirksville, MO

     When it seems that all you care for has met its sad demise,

It is prudent to remember

The sun may go down, but the moon shall rise.

Just as the tide flows out, it returns again to shore.

And it is the same with coral.

One may die, but there are infinitely more.

And just as nature fades; in the winter, the robin takes wing,

But the plants and birds again return.

They will come back more beautiful and vibrant in spring.

And in the evenings we lie down and fall to blissful sleep.

It is the same when we die,

And just as from our sleep we wake, the sleep of death is not too deep.

When it seems that all you care for has met its sad demise,

It is prudent to remember

The sun may go down, but the moon shall rise.

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This article has 16 comments.

i love this so much!

wow i love it SILVER said...
on May. 5 2017 at 3:08 am SILVER, Tirana, Other
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Ur cute btw

on Apr. 23 2015 at 10:34 pm
WallFlowerAlice GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Why wait when you only live once? Go out there dance, smile, and enjoy yourself! If your not having fun then darling your doing something wrong!"
- Therese

"There are absolutely no words for how great this is amazing!" said Alice

Shay212 said...
on Oct. 16 2013 at 2:49 pm
ILOVE This Its Awesome! Your Amazing(:

Kati$ha said...
on May. 15 2013 at 4:09 pm
please dont kill yourself, this world is too beautiful to leave  im sure they dont have waffles in heaven... or hell (i dont know what type of person you are... but suicide is a sin) PS: 18006686868 -kids help phone you could also try talking to trees, that helps me

on Jan. 18 2013 at 3:46 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
42 articles 9 photos 116 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I love the imagery about the moon!  Nice work on it!

Meredith15 said...
on Nov. 26 2011 at 8:56 pm
Meredith15, Cypress, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

i liked it alot very good

Inky_Fingers said...
on Nov. 4 2011 at 11:06 pm
Inky_Fingers, Princeton, New Jersey
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I feel like this poem almost sings to the reader. bravo :)

on Nov. 4 2011 at 10:21 am
SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
7 articles 3 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

This is incredible! I love it!

on Aug. 17 2011 at 11:57 pm
Prathap PLATINUM, Bangalore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
All's fair in love and war. Everyone loves everyone else, and the whole world is at war. So anything that you do is fair... break a girl's heart and tell me that, I'll believe you.

This is very good! The symbolism that envisages every living being on earth is reflected in your work! Very good! :)

on Aug. 8 2011 at 8:35 pm
girlonfire95 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
11 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

-Dr. Seuss

Very, very good! Extremely encouraging! Keep up the good work. Please take a look at my poems. I would love some constructive criticism.

on Apr. 20 2011 at 12:02 pm
soaringeagle435 BRONZE, Elgin, South Carolina
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This is a really uplifting poem. right now my life isn't what people would call great. i'm actually near ready to kill myself. but i read this poem and it really just lifted my heart and spirit. thank you and keep up the amazing writing.

on Apr. 17 2010 at 1:42 pm
Rebecca Porath GOLD, New City, New York
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This poem was so deep. The descriptions were amazing and I felt like i was watching something, not reading it. Please look at my poem, Shattered Lives in the Fast Lane and tell me what you think. It would be cool finding out what someone as good as you thinks about it

on Mar. 20 2010 at 4:41 am
munkyman95 GOLD, Medway, Other
18 articles 1 photo 100 comments

Favorite Quote:
I will become, what I know I am' Michael Jordan

This is really good, I liked the idea

on Oct. 23 2009 at 4:29 pm
nevercliche159 BRONZE, Clark, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man who has nothing to die for, is not fit to live."
--- Martin Luther King Jr.

When I read it, it feels choppy. I like the content though.

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