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Skipping Stones On Asphalt MAG

May 13, 2010
By thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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There are no ponds, no rivers and lakes, and no clear water
So we'll skip stones on the asphalt.
The lights of electricity conceal the lights of the night
So we'll go to the mountain to see a single star.
Safety will always now come first,
And laughter comes last.
We'll skip stones on the asphalt.
How many times have you lost yourself to laughter?
How many times have you stopped consciously thinking?
We'll skip stones on the asphalt.
We'll skip stones on the asphalt,
And we'll adapt to a lack of life's ancient pleasures.
No more will we swim in ponds and lakes,
For they're too polluted and that's why there are concrete swimming pools.
No more will we wander in the woods aimlessly,
For there are no more woods, and we could get lost.
We'll skip stones on the asphalt,
And we'll cry.

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on Jun. 25 2012 at 11:31 am
Devalara PLATINUM, Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Would you kindly?" ~ Bioshock

I've never been a fan of free-verse poems, but this is amazing. I love the sad image you create of two kids (or at least I imagined it as two kids) skipping stones across the asphalt. Good job ;)

on Mar. 7 2012 at 7:34 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

How insightful of you, Words.

I love this poem - it definately deserved making it to the magazine! Which addition was it in?

WordsRUs GOLD said...
on Dec. 10 2011 at 1:11 pm
WordsRUs GOLD, Jefferson City, Missouri
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The poem is about the loss of nature and values in society. A double meaning. The loss of nature displayed in the poem serves as an extended metaphor for the moral degradation of society. Great poem.

on Mar. 26 2011 at 2:56 pm
CaptainFabulous GOLD, Gray Summit, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast" - Lewis Carroll

this is really good.

i only wish i knew the real meaning behind it

great poem :D