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What is the Point?

August 9, 2013
By Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451


What is the point,
of a gift,
that wasn't given?
What is the point,
of a painting,
that was never painted?
What is the point,
of a picture,
that never developed?
What is the point,
of a song,
with no words?
What is the point,
of a voice,
that wasn't heard?

What is the point,
of a life,
that wasn't lived?


The author's comments:
I wrote this a while back, and it's been in my writing box ever since. I decided it was finally time for it to see the light of day. I've edited it slightly, but feel free to give your honest opinion in the comments.

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on Feb. 8 2014 at 2:20 pm
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

In the beginning my thoughts were, "Hmm. These are all true, but where is the author going with this?" Then I hit the end, and bam. The higher meaning fell right into place. This is awesome.

OldYoungOne said...
on Oct. 4 2013 at 10:17 pm
You are welcome

on Aug. 24 2013 at 7:13 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. :)

on Aug. 24 2013 at 7:12 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Thank you Jade! *Bows dramatically* I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for reading it! ^_^

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 24 2013 at 3:52 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Man, I love this! :) Every question was so meaningful in itself, especially toward the end. Awesome job, keep it up!

on Aug. 24 2013 at 10:38 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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

I liked how you tied it all together at the end to form a bigger picture.....great job, I loved this. Very deep :P

on Aug. 17 2013 at 2:04 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Thanks. ^_^ I'll definitely check out some of your stuff.

Plume BRONZE said...
on Aug. 17 2013 at 7:43 am
Plume BRONZE, Milano, Other
2 articles 0 photos 31 comments
wow ! i LOVE this poem !!! great work :) please check out my work !!!!

on Aug. 16 2013 at 2:14 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for reading it. :)

OldYoungOne said...
on Aug. 16 2013 at 9:48 am
It's a simple nice to help motivate people who feel depressed or shy. I don't have much to critque on this seeing as the theme was clear and consistent. I like the poem. That's all I can say.