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I Am A Swing

May 28, 2014
By Shelbysings SILVER, Huffman, Texas
Shelbysings SILVER, Huffman, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"His praise shall continually be on my lips!"

I am a swing
I rock back and forth from parent to parent
I am a swing
But I am not so transparent
I rust and I erode
I am left out in the rain
I’ve held the weight of many
And still I hide my pain
I am pushed and pulled
By the very people I love
Forced to choose what I cannot
And told that it isn’t enough
As people are walking by
Many find rest in me
But it’s hard not to let them fall
When all people do is leave
So I finally give up
I finally have crashed
Into the dirt where I belong
Only to be trashed
And now I no longer care
Whether or not I belong
Because when I pretended I did
They told me I was wrong
I am a swing

The author's comments:
This poem is about my childhood life of "swinging" back and forth between parents.

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on Mar. 23 2015 at 3:59 pm
PianoKeys97 PLATINUM, Medford, New Jersey
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"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." -Dita Von Teese

This was an article of yours I looked at a while ago and I added it to my favorites. Now, looking back on it, I know why I starred it. This poem is beautiful and very powerful. Everything flows so nicely and everything about this analogy is just very moving. Especially when I got to the last part, "Because when I pretended I did, They told me I was wrong, I am a swing" I had one impression: Wow. I think this should be in the magazine. Well keep writing; you have a lot of potential and talent.

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on Jun. 1 2014 at 5:39 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

beautiful and original. The concept is so clever, great work!

on Jun. 1 2014 at 3:02 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Wow, that is a brilliant analogy... honestly so fresh and origional and perfect. 5/5

on May. 29 2014 at 7:28 pm
cayaTW PLATINUM, Yuma, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Those who forget history will often repeat it

I thought this was a great analogy!