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By Madeleine Barnes BRONZE, Wexford, Pennsylvania
Madeleine Barnes BRONZE, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Boy walks, nose-deep into small print
of a yellow book, zig-zags down treacherous
levels of stairs as if only his feet
sense his whereabouts and ankle-up
the kudzu, the other worlds enchanted

anchor him. He reads as if studying
atom splits, enamored with their
sleepwalking between two beings
while classmates dart in and out of lunch lines,
pounding on vending machines. His thumb

makes an even cut into a chapter,
folding over the neatly typed tale, bells sounding
in their wary come-back-boomerang whistle
and a fissure halves his eardrum, his eyelashes
fall apart to the fluorescent quilted ceiling flickering

chalk-like shadows sprawled out on the cafeteria floor
and things like chocolate milk seem filtered from
dream-Bible text and although he is grateful
to be where he is, although he is grateful to touch
on the familiar, he cannot fathom

his own reactions to the real-life stories
where plots confuse at the hand of his author and
resolution never comes. So impatiently he drags a chair
out from beneath a plastic table, picks up where
he left off, remembers his place.



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I love this

this really is an amazing poem

on May. 21 2016 at 9:57 am
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

This is a beautiful piece!

on Apr. 3 2015 at 2:39 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I love this poem. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.

on Oct. 4 2012 at 5:18 pm
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

BOOKWORM**

on Oct. 4 2012 at 5:17 pm
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

BOOKWORK 4 LIFE!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

on May. 3 2012 at 6:49 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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great poem you captured every reades when writing this

on May. 3 2012 at 6:48 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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glad to know im not the only one anymore :)

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on Apr. 23 2012 at 12:20 pm
Blastdemon, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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that was pointless

 


on Apr. 11 2012 at 10:11 pm
AnimalLover2 BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unprepared-
William Shakespeare

That sounds a bit like me, always reading, and never minding what is going on around me. Wonderful poem!

on Mar. 20 2012 at 10:13 pm
Tornado Misha BRONZE, Ng, Other
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 asked that too... but I never got an answer...

It's just really easy to become one. I joined like 4 days ago and I posted 1 poem, and I became a V.I.P really randomly... 


on Jan. 7 2012 at 5:16 pm
DoloresDarling, Cambridge, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Sarah Michelle Gellar- [on the importance of reading] I love books. I\'m constantly afraid we\'re moving into this digital era where books are going to go away, and to me books are the basis to everything in life. Reading is how we function.

I've gotten odd looks for wanting to read in class, or whenever I have a chance. Honestly, I don't care though. Life's turned to technology no one cares to read a good book anymore. :/ I love to read, I'll always read!

on Dec. 26 2011 at 6:43 pm
HiddenAngelInTheDark PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Theres so many that I can't pick sorry

I'm a huge bookworm so I can relate in a way good work

on Dec. 1 2011 at 12:28 pm
ManekiNeko SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
8 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and prove it to be true."

I think the amount of description slowing it down gives it a good flow and tempo.

on Sep. 26 2011 at 9:21 am
maraquette.koss SILVER, New City, New York
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This is good but it's almost too much description. When reading this i was slowed down by the amount of words in each phrase

on Sep. 4 2011 at 7:30 pm
InTheSpiritOfRain, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I like writing"

For the point you are trying make, I find the description slightly tedious. Nevertheless well written. 

on Jul. 26 2011 at 7:43 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

lol ok

 


on Jul. 22 2011 at 6:38 pm
McKenzie Jones BRONZE, Judsonia, Arkansas
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Hehe. I live a block from my library I never want to move!!  My Mom freaks when I come home with ten or twelve books in my hand!

on Jul. 22 2011 at 6:36 pm
McKenzie Jones BRONZE, Judsonia, Arkansas
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Only if you read mine!!! lol

on Jul. 22 2011 at 6:35 pm
McKenzie Jones BRONZE, Judsonia, Arkansas
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I know right. I saw that too. if you hover the cursor over it it explains, it makes you sound famous.


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