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Look Up

December 13, 2014
By guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
10 articles 11 photos 148 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6


Heads down, looking at a phone. Heads up, looking at television. Hands are immobile as the heart when the time comes to reach out.
Cities are lonely places. The sky is dark, the streets are bland, for not one smile graces the lips of the many people walking by. There are millions in a city, but each person is alone, in a world all their own.
Bubbles, in theory, are thin, and easily popped by either a finger, or even air, that is how fragile a bubble is. That is what bubbles are supposed to be, but they are not. Today, bubbles are anything but thin. Our bubbles are thick, and hard to penetrate. They are in the form of a cell phone, a car, lab top, or even music. Because of this, reaching out is impossible. Through technology, bubbles become walls.
But there is hope.
Do not ignore that man on the street or that new kid alone at a table. Bubbles may be thick, but they are still bubbles, which can be popped. You can pop your bubble and create a single world instead of thousands, by looking up from your phone, and giving a smile to your neighbor. A smile is all it takes to look up, and change the world.



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on Feb. 11 2016 at 10:51 am
guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
10 articles 11 photos 148 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6

THANKS :) I never thought about it like that before :)

Lunch SILVER said...
on Feb. 10 2016 at 11:03 pm
Lunch SILVER, Manila, Other
5 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is always something left to love." – Gabo Marquez

Interesting... Is this a prose poem? Otherwise, I think it might benefit from some line breaks. I also liked the second half of the poem, especially the extended metaphor of bubbles. In fact, it might have been better if you used the bubbles metaphor throughout the entire piece. The first half might benefit from some fresher imagery (perhaps a more illustrative description of how cities are "lonely places")

on Jan. 8 2015 at 9:17 am
guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
10 articles 11 photos 148 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thanks! :)

on Jan. 8 2015 at 12:00 am
Sharkbait SILVER, Grant Park, Illinois
8 articles 1 photo 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
-Anne Frank

I really like the idea behind this poem! Great portrayal!