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A Tropical Paradise MAG

September 10, 2008
By Madison Fisher PLATINUM, New City, New York
Madison Fisher PLATINUM, New City, New York
28 articles 2 photos 2 comments

Lying on the beach
With sunglasses on your face
Shielding the harsh sunlight from your eyes.
You cover your skin with SPF 25.
Sand makes its way into your sandals,
but you don’t mind.
Off in the distance music is being played
on steel drums.
They set the mood of your whole vacation:
You see the boats drift by with their brightly
colored sides
And you hold onto your tropical drink that tastes
like bananas
With its tiny umbrella hanging off the side.
It makes you smile.
You wonder if the sailors on the boat are as
peaceful as you are.
Worries escape you as you drift into your own oasis
And your home life becomes something of the past.
Almost unreal.
You smell coconut everywhere you go
And wonder if you’ll miss it when you leave.
All you hear is the crashing of the waves.
All you can feel is your newly burnt skin.
All that matters is nothing.

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on Nov. 17 2009 at 5:24 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
27 articles 0 photos 266 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

I really like this poem. its awesome. U set vacation in a totally different perspective. Its definetly a person's own oasis. Awesome job

cezzicez3 said...
on Nov. 17 2009 at 9:48 am
this is a good poem!!

Schubster said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 7:34 pm
I wish I could go on vacation like that....I need a break haha great poem :)

check out my work?

on Oct. 26 2009 at 6:39 pm
patientkindbalancedfine BRONZE, New York, New York
2 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Things do not change; we change."

My favorite part was "All that matters is nothing." I wish i could bring myself to feel that way, but something's always on my mind...

Good poem!

on Oct. 26 2009 at 3:44 pm
The_Erstwhile_Pedestrian SILVER, Shelbyville, Kentucky
7 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why do we fall, Master Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up."

Very nice!

on Oct. 26 2009 at 3:10 pm
mellow_melon PLATINUM, Jefferson, Maryland
41 articles 14 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but my the number of moments that take our breath away."

that is EXACTLY how i feel at the beach!!! good writing!!

on Apr. 6 2009 at 5:11 pm
Breakeven BRONZE, Edinburgh, Other
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Good work! You make me want to go on holiday :(!!

on Feb. 5 2009 at 10:01 pm
Awesome. I love how you described the beach and the ocean. Makes me feel like I'm really there. I wish I was really there! Great job. Keep Writing!

tropical-pal said...
on Jan. 27 2009 at 5:13 pm
love your touch/vision,,you have an artists eye.i am a songwriter who is creating a new sound(Tropical ROCK)and would love to exchange ideas,,if you would like,please send e-mail.Thank you GOOD LUCK

on Jan. 5 2009 at 3:31 pm
good job. :] this made me feel like i was on the beach.

tweedle dee said...
on Dec. 30 2008 at 2:03 am
hey this is actually what the ocean is to me!

on Dec. 9 2008 at 11:15 pm
heyy kool poem guess what my name is madisyn to just spelled with a y insted of an o

erica said...
on Dec. 9 2008 at 7:46 pm
this is my favorite.. it rocks:)) <3