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April 6, 2008
By Faith Brown BRONZE, Mount Shasta, California
Faith Brown BRONZE, Mount Shasta, California
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments

I feel that in the winter, I am dormant
Curling up into a solitary ball
Shutting out everything, for there is no light
Rain and snow blocking my open paths
Dark skies, porcelain skin
Adding pound by pound onto my long and slender form
Growing large and white and sad
Far past the point when we all think
Winter will never end and the season of ice is here to stay
Warm rain washes the black snow into the gutters
And the sun makes its dramatic appearance
Plants gain hope and rise again
Animals yawn and stretch into the open sunlight, as I do
Awake and ready to slough off my extra weight and obtain a sun-kissed glow
Atop my ivory skin

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on Apr. 3 2015 at 2:41 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I love this poem. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.

on Dec. 14 2012 at 2:24 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

I'm pretty sure that picture is of a dog =)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 6:42 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
And what is that picture supposed to be? (I am totally missing something)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 6:42 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments

Hey! Winter isn't so bad! But you convinced me. Great poem! (^_^)

Plus, check out my poem, "True Colors" and leave some nice feedback!

on Jul. 18 2011 at 1:52 am
lovetildeath GOLD, Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm selfish, impatient, & a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I love the way you captured winter in the way you di and how at the end you made spring all happy.

on May. 13 2011 at 12:18 pm
Fuggin_Fuggers SILVER, San Jacinto, California
6 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes it not about winning the race,its just being apart of it."
"Life's like an hour glass glued to a table."

really good love it


Helene BRONZE said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 7:54 pm
Helene BRONZE, Arvada, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
when you look back 30 years from now you don't look at what you were wearing but what you learned

i love the word choice. very deep great poem


Kellie_F. said...
on Feb. 1 2011 at 7:19 pm
Kellie_F., Navarre, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, make orange juice. Then spen the rest of your life trying to figure out how you did it-Anonymous
DONT DIS THE SONIC!-The Doctor;Doctor Who

Beaustifully written

on Jan. 23 2011 at 1:14 pm
lunaticonthegrass PLATINUM, Hobbs, New Mexico
43 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things which they themselves do not understand."-Plato
"Envy is ignorance"-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Choose the day, the sign of the day, the day's divinity."-Jim Morrison

I loved this. Great imagery and diction. Very easy to fall into a trance while reading.

on Dec. 10 2010 at 7:06 pm
nikisrainebo BRONZE, Greensboro, North Carolina
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I do remember
The swing in your step
"The life of the party, you're showing off again
And I roll my eyes and then
You pull me in
I'm not much for dancing
But for you I did."

I think the imagery in this is really good. Beautiful!

on Nov. 27 2010 at 11:51 am
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

This is exactly how I feel about winter! Great job, I love your words and how you used them. It flows perfectly!

alexxeo GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 10:07 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

Great job(:

Read mine?(: "Lunar Metapor"

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:03 pm
Faith Brown BRONZE, Mount Shasta, California
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Thank you for all of the positive, constructive feedback from everybody else!

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:02 pm
Faith Brown BRONZE, Mount Shasta, California
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all jerks.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 8:20 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

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

when reading this poem, it feels like a person speaking it would runout of breath... the stanzas dont create a natural break, or breath if you will, and ambiguity should never be underestimated... your message would thrive with a little dose.... great word choice though!

on Aug. 9 2010 at 8:19 am
that was a pretty bad poem. not going to lie.

on Jun. 18 2010 at 11:24 am
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

That was so good ! Amazing writer ! Don't ever stop :)

Please come and check out my poems [comment or rate] Thank u

on May. 26 2010 at 1:22 pm
savagivity777, Sante Fe, New Mexico
0 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fo rizzle."

Contradictions are cool.  The oracle of nonsense must approve.

on May. 26 2010 at 1:20 pm
savagivity777, Sante Fe, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Fo rizzle."

What words moved you?  Find a better cliche to pawn off as your own and attempt to offer something constructive.  Fo real dough.

on Mar. 30 2010 at 8:23 am
Alisha62293 BRONZE, Warwick, Rhode Island
2 articles 1 photo 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin

Great job =D your word choice was AWSOME!! please check out some of mine. Thanks.