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Goodbye Legos, Hello World

November 2, 2013
By ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.


Remember back when we were kids,
when we would build forts and miniature
sanctuaries
from the pillows, blankets, and chairs
lying around the house,
sneaking past our parent’s peripherals,
indulging in pure imagination and freedom?
Remember back when we would hide out in our rooms
for hours,
creating a whole new planet from dust
that satisfied our tastes,
our craving for adventure and solitude from reality?
Do you remember?

But then as our fantasy reached its peak,
the heavy winds started to roll in,
as homework and sports slowly approached
in a cloud formation
our second home began to fall,
corroded by the incoming storm.
Pillows upon blankets upon chairs
subsided on our bedroom floors
as our childhood collapsed.

The end to a century-long empire.

So where have those days gone?
Why has my creativity vanished?


The author's comments:
I sure remember my days as a fort-building child. The happiest period of my entire life so far.

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on Feb. 22 2014 at 10:54 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you, glad you liked it! It's awesome that you're an Eminem fan too! Do you like his new album?

on Feb. 5 2014 at 2:56 am
BatmansMyJam SILVER, Bolivar, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 10 comments
Right in the feels(: I really liked this, because of course I can relate. I've a problem with nostalgia. I usually don't like unrhyming poetry, but I didn't even notice. Excellent work! (I'm an Eminen fan too, by the way!)

on Nov. 27 2013 at 8:27 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Its ok, and I am going to try my very best on that puzzle, I promise. I just haven't gotten to it yet, but I will soon.

on Nov. 27 2013 at 3:15 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

I apologize...I don't know why my comment posted twice.

on Nov. 12 2013 at 6:51 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

You just made my day! You are the best :D

on Nov. 12 2013 at 4:44 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

I really appreciate your feedback Ellie, you truly are one of a kind with your beautiful work and your kind words. Thank you. And I WILL properly decipher that poem.........I am on it!

on Nov. 11 2013 at 9:46 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

P.S. I don't mean to take away from the piece, but I was hoping you would read my poem entitled "Infinite Cosmos," and do the challenge. I would love to hear what you think! Don't stop writing! ~Fan

on Nov. 11 2013 at 9:44 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

P.S. I don't mean to take away from your peice, but I was hoping you would do the "Infinite Cosmos" challenge.... TeenInk.com/poetry/haiku/article/587777/Infinite-Cosmos/

on Nov. 11 2013 at 9:43 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Wow! This is amazing!! (I could go on talking about it....) I hope that one day, I will write as good as you!  


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