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Cosmic Eraser

November 5, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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


If you're a writer or an
artist,
then you'll know
what I'm talking about:

That moment when you're absorbed
in a masterpiece and furiously
tip your pencil

To use the other end

And all you make is a scratch
instead of erasing your
Mistake

Do you love the irony?

Or like me, do you hate how short
the life of a pencil
eraser is?

And yes, it helps you not to
fear failure,
when you know it'll be there
as your crutch

(Mine is close to its end and will
most likely die
by the end of this poem)

But we're supposed to learn
from mistakes,
and I think the pencil knows that
better than
I

And so there must be a
Cosmic eraser
That commits suicide
Too

An Artist who created us
And is loathe to fix
Our flaws

Because if you're an artist you know
What a happy accident
Is

And we are beautifully and
Wonderfully made

If you remember the Flood,
You see how His eraser
Ran out just
In time

And so we start again, but
Not completely—
It's called a learning
Experience

If you erase it, you'll plagiarize
Your past



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on Nov. 11 2013 at 12:10 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

yay! artsy fartsy awesomeness!!!!

on Nov. 8 2013 at 9:36 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

Thanks guys so much :D

itsana GOLD said...
on Nov. 7 2013 at 11:01 pm
itsana GOLD, Plano, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"best way to save humanity is to turn the monsters against one another"~neil shusterman

Amazing. Love the reference to the Bible (:  I also like your point of view Keep up the good work ^_^  

Cathyyy SILVER said...
on Nov. 7 2013 at 3:21 pm
Cathyyy SILVER, Las Vegas, Nevada
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
What is life?

*cries* this was pretty deep. Good job! :)


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