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Wallflower Season MAG

April 24, 2008
By Anonymous

The Crack in the wall
slithers and slides to the floor
I lose myself in the foundation
between me and the next room
A crack just big enough for flitting insects
A crack just big enough for thudding music
where kids dance within the bass
I stare at this crack
and imagine myself soaking
through the wall

running through the music

In that room I can only be

A flower in paisley patterns plastered to the wall
So I pry my imagination
from the music
and sponge it from that wall
Smiling to myself at the thought of moving
Just sitting on my chair
Staring at the crack
Watching the music chase the bugs away.

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on Sep. 4 2011 at 1:22 pm
IWillDream54 GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Look out, they're coming after us with big guns,
They're only gonna tell you all the bad things I've done
Even if they words they say aren't true they've won,
Now I'm left here dying in the sun..."

I love this poem! You expressed yourself beautifully and the flow was wonderful. Keep writing please.(:

hope95 SILVER said...
on Feb. 17 2011 at 7:30 pm
hope95 SILVER, Hamilton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
life is hard but death is cruel so put your big girl boots on and deal with it. my life has been harsh but im learning to deal with it one day at a time. life is like a box of chocolates, you never know watchya gonna get:)

i really loved this poem. i love how u were able 2 express urself and make it flow so well. i have written a few poems using figurative language but havent had da chance 2 post them yett... i am new 2 this site and would love itt if u could check out some of mi work. i waz really able 2 relate 2 this. keep it upp:)(:


on Feb. 1 2011 at 4:19 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
36 articles 10 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

wow this is amazing and I love♥ it! =]

LunaLives GOLD said...
on Nov. 21 2010 at 2:03 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
17 articles 0 photos 237 comments

Favorite Quote:
Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

totaly speechless right now....thats a good thing. good job. keep it up!

alexxeo GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 10:14 pm
alexxeo GOLD, Saint Helens, Oregon
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Absence from the ones we love is self from self-- a deadly banishment." -William Shakespere

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo De Vinci

"Seduce my mind
...and speak those words to the point of
Hypocrisy never seemed so beautiful.
Your lips have it down to an
art. Oh, I know I'm in love with
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper. " -By Anonymous, Mississauga, Canada

Creepy... But totally awesome(:

Read mine?(: "Lunar Metaphor"

on Aug. 9 2010 at 8:36 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

the repetitivenes in this piece really works, its almost like the beat of the music, definitely drives your point home... read some of mine?

on Jun. 29 2010 at 2:31 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
30 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

Wow. I love this. I'm OBSESSED with figurative language and I was so excited to see someone use it so beautiful.

Check my work out if you ever get the chance!

on Mar. 30 2010 at 11:25 am
Starrlyt PLATINUM, Willard, North Carolina
20 articles 0 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars -Les Brown

Wow...that was one of the most incredible pieces i have read up here so far...keep up the good work.

on Feb. 14 2010 at 9:37 pm
Wallflower PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
37 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you aren't happy alone then you're not going to be happy with anyone else.

I like the title of this poem!

We're basically soulmates ;)

on Dec. 25 2009 at 9:35 pm
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
Getr done!
larry the cable guy

it had me from the beggining. keep writing cuz i'd like to read more! :)

on Aug. 4 2009 at 11:59 am
highly sensorial, lovely ending

on Jun. 27 2009 at 5:26 am
cheyenneduhon PLATINUM, Lumberton, Texas
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honestly i tried to move away from this poem. i was going to read another but something told me to stay

on Jun. 3 2009 at 10:05 pm
tigeress3 PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
35 articles 0 photos 78 comments
The imagery is just...wow.

on Apr. 23 2009 at 5:22 am
This poem paints a picture for only the most intimate part to see. It talks about being invisible but it stands out more than words could express. I love it.

on Apr. 14 2009 at 12:33 pm
explicit1 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
wow that was an amazing piece! ;) check out my poem and comment its called Unforgiven...but that piece was the bomb! lol

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Mar. 18 2009 at 12:31 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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i really like ur style:) keep it up

on Mar. 17 2009 at 11:08 pm
misspahka BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
beautiful...great use of senses...i can see those things happening!! good piece...

on Feb. 9 2009 at 5:37 pm
Wow that is great I keep trying to write my poetry like that but I always mess up nice writing

bbyruth said...
on Dec. 30 2008 at 10:19 pm
nice imagery