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The Boy and His Sun

August 19, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


Roads are the routes
Into the soul
And yours is jagged,
Asphalt crumbling beneath hundreds of feet.
Houses are the residence
Of your thoughts,
And they topple onto one another,
Shingles loose by the chilling wind of December.

He was born here,
Wails echoing throughout decaying buildings
Meant for city dwellers.
But he-
Oh, he was born inside
Artificial creation
But nature is his home;
The oaks his mother,
Rustling for an embrace;
The ground beneath his feet
His father
He always yearned to have;
The creatures his siblings that never fought back;
The boulders his kingdom;
The leaves his crown.
Rebellion was the only way to survive,
And the human inside had died,
Replaced by the animal the forest raised.

But then she came.
A healing ray to his open wounds,
She repaired his roads and streets,
Patching them with concrete
And his houses were renovated with a sweep of her light.

The human king
Rose again;
The sun finally pouring between the branches
Of his heart.



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on Oct. 2 2013 at 5:50 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

I loved this so much. I love how your writing style. The idea of this poem was absolutely mindblowing!

on Sep. 13 2013 at 6:32 pm
ChasingForever, Morris, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday influences today, thus creates tomorrow."- Ellen Hopkins
"Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."-Les Brown

I really like this!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 6:09 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank u so much :) It means alot

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2013 at 5:44 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 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

This is a very sweet poem. I love the ending and how the character became this grand person because of the love of this life. The emotion goes perfectly with the imagery in this poem. Very beautifully written. 

on Aug. 23 2013 at 5:27 pm
Poetry2Love SILVER, Bronx, New York
8 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ~ Helen Keller

I really like, how you described everything and it was so clear to me that I could picture the whole thing as I read it.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 23 2013 at 5:26 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you :) It means alot!

Zach_M BRONZE said...
on Aug. 22 2013 at 5:31 pm
Zach_M BRONZE, Andersonville, Tennessee
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i love this idea. You have some brilliant ideas! You are honesty one of the writers that I just enjoy reading. This is wonderful, and it speaks a lot of truth.