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What's in a Name?

June 4, 2014
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


not to be cliché, but
her lips were petals in full bloom, and
her smile pearls fresh
from the ocean

her slim hands held a monopoly
on artistry

and her imagination rivaled her wit,
if not exceeded by
grace

was Alice not a fitting name?

yet, "hi, I'm Alec!" slipped from those
rose bud lips
the first day of school

and the fingers which drew so
intricately, now
worked a blade through her
sun-spun locks

favorite blue sundress discarded for
a pair of overalls and a
worn ball-
cap

is Alec not a fitting name?

it is evident, his beauty still, though
some mourn its
loss

but I wonder how can you call something
beautiful
which never was to begin with:

not to be cliché, but
his mind was a sunflower seed, and
his body an apple
orchard

yet you still expected apples to grow?



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on Jun. 26 2014 at 3:35 pm
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

Thank ya! :)

on Jun. 26 2014 at 3:35 pm
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, I'm glad you liked it :)

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 25 2014 at 4:23 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This is so great! I absolutely love the twist in the middle - you just don't come across poems like this! Amazing :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 24 2014 at 1:29 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Pimp! Wowwwwweeeee!!! I was slightly confuzzled as first what this poem was talking about; but then, I noticed the transition of she to he in the middle. I was blown away. This is one of those topics I think most people tend to stray from, but it still exist. Which reminds me of the Arcade Fire music video for "We Exist" with Andrew Garfield. The song perfectly blends with this dazzling poem. Outstanding. ^u^

on Jun. 20 2014 at 11:11 pm
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

Maybe a little abstract (: But I hope people can see it's about sexuality. Thanks for reading! :) glad you liked it

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Jun. 20 2014 at 4:30 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 392 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

This is an abstract poem with deep meaning. It left an impact on me, great work! I hope to see more of your work 


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