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April 14, 2013
By HPRGSuperFan GOLD, Indian Creek, Illinois
HPRGSuperFan GOLD, Indian Creek, Illinois
12 articles 6 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

Some people see giant flaming orbs
of passion
Of existence
Of meaning
I see the chalky crumbs of stale bread
swept from a god's dinner plate
Onto his plus-sized denim jeans
With annoyed hands, feather-light and
Every shift of his leg sends them into a
frenzy of movement,
Shimmering in and out of sight,
But still the crumbs remain
Until the sun gobbles them up with its
vacuuming rays of light
Only for them to plummet from the same plate the very next night
Rinse and repeat
But hey,
If you're cool with your divine orbs
of flame,
Then I'll keep my stale bread crumbs,
Thank you very much

The author's comments:
In Spanish class, we were talking about what the best age in life is, and the most common answer was being a kid. They see things from a very different perspective than adults and they're not judged by it. It got me thinking about what their kooky perspective is on something as crazy-weird as stars and...ta-da!

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on Apr. 20 2013 at 11:52 pm
OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are" - e.e. cummings

This is playfull and fresh and stunning. beautiful work :) i love it!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 19 2013 at 2:15 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Playful and witty. You're Ogden Nash in the way that he was witty and playful; but like Frost with the wisdom.