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What I Am No More

February 19, 2014
By BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”


What was once accepted as messy scrawls
transformed into a realistic representation.
What was once a rainbow of shapes defined by my own imagination
became a blank canvas ready for the creativity to flow.

What was once scribbles believed to be handwriting
evolved to be handwriting that looked like scribbles.
What was once nonsense sentences
rearranged itself to artful literature.

What was once an empty mind full of wonder and magic
lost its way in a selfish planet.
What was once joyful innocence
drowned in the sea of a despairing world.

What was once so bright and cheery
grew into an adolescent of frowns.
What was once so chubby and young
became a hardened adult through age.

What was once a translucent blue plastic plate
turned to the steering wheel I grasped.
What was once a dangling foot from the seat
grew to reach the pedal igniting the beast I rode.

What was once societies joyful past
grew up into its future.
What was once a decision between bricks or bike
turned into the vote of which party.

What was once a child is now mature.
What was once forever, playful to the core,
has now concluded,

and you can be a child no more.


The author's comments:
We all have to grow up sometime, but as saddening as it may be it doesn't mean we can't have the same kind of fun as we used to.

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on Jul. 9 2014 at 6:55 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is really good, and I love the meaning behind it as well! ^_^

on May. 29 2014 at 7:49 pm
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

Thanks, I'm glad that you enjoyed it :)

on May. 26 2014 at 2:43 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

this is a very thought provoking piece that encourages the reader to stop and think about the changes in their own live. this is very well done^^

on Apr. 16 2014 at 5:06 pm
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

Wow, thanks for your feedback, I'm really glad you liked it :D

KaavyaM SILVER said...
on Apr. 15 2014 at 11:22 am
KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
9 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I'm normally not a fan of free verse, but this is among the best I've read. The repetition really emphasises the theme of how everything changes as you grow, and the line 'What was once a dangling foot from the seat/grew to reach the pedal igniting the beast I wrote' is just brilliant. It really drives growing home.

on Apr. 8 2014 at 7:33 pm
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

Thanks a lot, I'm glad you connected with it, I really tried to make it understandable by using the different themes involved to appeal to everyone. To some it does seem depressing, but for others its a sign that that fun and excitement doesn't have to be lost. :)

on Apr. 7 2014 at 1:13 pm
WinterRose76 SILVER, Ok., Florida
6 articles 6 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
Arise and be all that you dream - Flyleaf

I love this poem! It's very relatable and explains the changes that occur with growing up perfectly. Five stars!

on Feb. 25 2014 at 2:23 pm
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
14 articles 0 photos 193 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

Please rate and comment, all feedback is appreciated :D