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Paper Wings

April 29, 2011
By Bliss_of_Darkness BRONZE, Milladore, Wisconsin
Bliss_of_Darkness BRONZE, Milladore, Wisconsin
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She flies through the sky on paper wings.
Ignorant to the danger of her wings.
She shall giggle and twirl through the air.
Her life will be lived without a care.

Yet, it takes one tragedy to break her.
Her life will become but a blur.
The paper wings will tear.
No longer will her life be filled without care.

Her frailty is her downfall.
Now she shall sit on the ground and bawl.
The others will not be aware.
They shall live their lives without care.
Nevertheless, they fly with paper wings as well.
It only takes one tragedy to make them fall into Hell.

The author's comments:
A tragedy will make her paper wings rip and she will plummet to Hell.

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on Jun. 17 2011 at 2:09 pm
Internal-Love PLATINUM, Queens, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing's black or white, its all just a shade of gray---

TI "Live your Life" ft Rihanna

this poem, unlike many others is stated very clearly. I like the picture you chose to accompany it :) I espicially adore the last stanza.

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on Jun. 9 2011 at 5:16 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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Wow. A lot of meaning in one short poem. It's sadly true how just one tradegy can lead you to lose a lot. One thing that bothered me in the beginning was that the first two stanzas ended with wings, but that's not that big of a deal. Well done!

on Jun. 9 2011 at 10:31 am
IncorrectlyWired GOLD, Milford, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." - Aristotle

I liked the allusions to Icharus. Poetry's meaning is almost always coupled well with myth and legend. You made a good point. I always try to find at least one critique, but I can't think of anything I really think could be done better. I'm not saying this was the greatest poem of all time, but it is very good.

on Jun. 9 2011 at 12:25 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

totally agree. :)
i like this poem.. i love the you-can-lose-everything-in-a-second meaning of it... :) keep writing poems.. :D

on Jun. 8 2011 at 10:17 pm
Bliss_of_Darkness BRONZE, Milladore, Wisconsin
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Thank you! I am glad you read this since you are not a big fan of poems.

Thank you for your feedback, rate, and for being my first reviewer! ^^


on Jun. 8 2011 at 10:12 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I love the symbolism in this! It's really creative, and I'm not the biggest fan of poems, but I like that this was short and sweet, yet held a ton of meaning. It's kind of sad, but in a way, true. I think you did a really good job with this :)