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Old Friends

August 10, 2012
By KnitsandPurls GOLD, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
KnitsandPurls GOLD, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books"
--Thomas Jefferson

A boat
Worn out, from years of service
Comes to rest.
If you were to row him
He would creak
But here, here he is silent
As the cemetery.
He is not alone
Though he looks it
The water is his friend
She comforts him
When he wishes
For old times
For she does not miss them
She is comfortable
With her life
With her friends
The boat
The old dock
The sky
Her old friends
They will rest together
For eternity

The author's comments:
I wrote this a couple years ago, inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine.

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on Aug. 21 2012 at 2:43 pm
augustsun02 SILVER, Hamburg, New Jersey
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Write. It doesn't matter if you're overjoyed, furious, miserable, or what. Write to keep those emotions in check while managing to grow stronger.

I found this to be a very well-written poem. Great job. I'm not usually a poetry person, so it's actually pretty rare for me to enjoy a piece of poetry. Good job :)

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on Aug. 20 2012 at 10:50 pm
DXL1115, Buhl, Idaho
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Very nice, I liked the pacing and human characteristics.

on Aug. 20 2012 at 10:48 pm
Nguyenkhanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and 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.”

This poem tells me of a boat, worn and old by time- its beauty, ever since it was made, was that he was fused with lady nature. This poem is calm, still, a clear reflection of the image before you. This poem is good because of that, according to our normal sense of aesthetic, this might not be the best. But to that image, it is a locked treasure. Those small moments- you have learned to recognize the everyday beauties in them. It is this poem, along with several others that keeps this beauty going. Keep on writing my friend, this reflection is worthwhile. 

on Aug. 18 2012 at 2:54 pm
Flying_Up_High, Montclair, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I really like this poem especially the last few lines! I love how you gave them personalities and how the water is a she and the boat is like an old man. This is a great original poem!

on Aug. 17 2012 at 12:19 pm
KnitsandPurls GOLD, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
13 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books"
--Thomas Jefferson

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