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The Lake House MAG

July 17, 2013
By gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode." - Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story


I've raised mountains
in northern New York,
under a star-brushed sky,
for many years.
I've carried their weight on my shoulders
like Atlas carried the world,
dusting them with trees
and lakes and rivers
that ran through them like
veins.

From the withered stalks of wheat
to the grassy underfoot,
a small crumpled house grew
in which spiders took root
and frogs gathered in,
collecting cobwebs
and pools that summoned starlight.

It was years before the humans
came,
with their loud thoughts
and footsteps that vibrated,
disrupting the earthen ground.
In the lakes,
they wallowed
and in the forest,
they trampled ancient oaks
and vines plump with fruit.
They were big and beautiful and scary;
big and beautiful and scary.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 2 2014 at 8:04 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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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

I enjoyed how the perspective was not from a human. I relished all of the details as well. 

on Feb. 13 2014 at 4:12 am
dianepoon PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
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send them an email

on Feb. 13 2014 at 4:12 am
dianepoon PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
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send them an email

on Feb. 1 2014 at 11:12 am
Grace_Sowyrda PLATINUM, Medfield, Massachusetts
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I think the editors made a mistake because this is my poem.  

TamzieW. GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 12:26 pm
TamzieW. GOLD, Pitakotte, Other
19 articles 0 photos 22 comments
I can see the house growing... I like the way you've repeated the last line. It's a friendly, sunshiny poem some how. Good job! :)