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May 26, 2013
By Netnel GOLD, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Netnel GOLD, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
17 articles 1 photo 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

It is not darkness,
For it does brighten.
It is not an endless flame,
For it does weaken.

It is
What you make of it.
No one else
May control it.

It can be a rose
Blossoming in the springtime,
Or a cloud
To cast away the light.

It is a path that you choose,
But you must not stray.
For without direction,
Why do we live?

The author's comments:
Life may be challenging but stay true to your goals and make it all worth it by the end.

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on Sep. 15 2013 at 7:10 am
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

You carry the meaning in the poem very well, as someone already said it was inspirational; it encourages and gives faith, as well as people the belief of control over their lives. Your description was very good, simple to understand and it was quick to give the poem meaning. Well Done :)

on Sep. 10 2013 at 7:22 pm
jozee182 SILVER, Aurora, Colorado
5 articles 1 photo 2 comments
Inspiring, love the rhyming too, great job!

on Sep. 10 2013 at 1:04 am
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

Great poem. Short and sweet, with so much meaning inside of it. 

on Sep. 9 2013 at 7:56 pm
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

*The way not 'they' way. Sorry!

on Sep. 9 2013 at 7:55 pm
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
12 articles 0 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

They way you crafted this poem makes the message you're conveying more inspirational. I think my favorite may be the opening lines. They really set off the rest of the poem in a great way. Nice Job!

on Sep. 1 2013 at 1:16 pm
CrazySissi GOLD, Newman Lake, Washington
19 articles 10 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
My only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown and known too late.

I enjoyed this poem. It had good rhythm and pace.

on Sep. 1 2013 at 9:54 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Very pretty. Well written, and well thought out—and hey, I share the optimism :P glad to see a poem that's not all dungeons and darkness, yadayada XD. Overall, good rhythm, imagery, and your idea behind it was flawless and deep. Good job :)

on Aug. 30 2013 at 2:50 pm
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
12 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Lovely poem, but I can't say that I share your optimism.

on Aug. 29 2013 at 11:19 pm
TheMaskedPoet SILVER, Temple, Georgia
9 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I wish I could be a little less dramatic, like a Kennedy when Camelot went down in Flames." -Miranda Lambert

All I can say is "WOW". This poem is amazing and my favorite of yours (out of what I've read).

on Jun. 17 2013 at 9:10 am
Well written poetry. I enjoy the point the author of the poem tries to stress and would encourage him to continue writing poems because that is in his/her own way thier "path" as mentioned