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Heart and Sole MAG

February 10, 2009
By FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Some pin their hearts on their sleeves,
Or chains sliding down their necks,
Or clips woven into brightly streaked hair.
I wear my heart, large and bright,
On the bottom of my Converse low-tops,
Crusted with dried dirt that has long since hardened
On the glow-in-the-dark rim
That envelops shiny, clear vinyl
In which my purple-and-yellow-patterned socks show through.
They stretch up to my knees,
Slightly crumpled, uneven and striking.
Winding and folding down long tan legs
And into size 10 low-tops hugging size 10 feet
That have never longed for the caressing softness
Of gentle sheepskin in Australian boots.
With neon stockings pulled over them,
My thin, long feet progress into
Thin, long toes, irregular and bent by nature.
Tips dipped in shiny cobalt and midnight charcoal,
The brilliant colors are useless and hidden.
I wear my heart large and bright, though unseen,
On the bottoms of my shoes.
Shown only through the acts of jumping, kicking, or falling,
Dirtied with mud and worn from miles,
I pin my heart proudly on my sole.

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on Jul. 9 2010 at 1:04 pm
poeticspirit12334 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Wearing a Christian T-shirt, and a cross necklace does NOT make you a Christian. , "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord "They are plans to give you a hope and a future.'' Jeremiah 29:11

i totaly agree with GangstaEyes this is very cleaver!! i love the last line!! when my stuff comes out of pending or whateva will u check it out!!?? again i LOVE this poem its amazing!!!!


on Jun. 17 2010 at 6:11 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Makes me want to speak in poetry.

on Jun. 17 2010 at 6:10 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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So beautiful, gives me shivers.


on Jun. 17 2010 at 3:23 pm
InkDance PLATINUM, Sylvania, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
The only difference between highschoolers and preschoolers is that preschoolers get naptime.

I think my favorite part of this poem was the line:


Shown only through the acts of jumping, kicking, or falling.


that line says so much and made the entire poem for me. Great job, please keep writing.

on May. 31 2010 at 9:06 pm
FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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I'll deffinately take a look C:

on May. 29 2010 at 10:04 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

This is such a creative, clever poem! I love everything about it. Check out my stuff? 

on May. 26 2010 at 1:29 pm
TheSummoningFreak PLATINUM, Lugoff, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
if you can never let yourself fall you'll never know what it's like to love

this is amzing! i love it

on Apr. 12 2010 at 11:12 pm
the.kanguru GOLD, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Why is Jesus holding a machine gun?"
"Maybe it's part of his therapy."

Converse and your poem have in common that they're amazing.

on Apr. 12 2010 at 8:11 pm
starsonmysleeves SILVER, San Anselmo, California
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wow we we both wrote on the double meaning of sole/soul, though we went in different directions from there. take a look at mind if you like.  its called "stuck to my shoe"

on Apr. 12 2010 at 5:48 pm
margierose GOLD, New York, New York
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I love the ending! You have real talent :) 

on Apr. 12 2010 at 5:05 pm
deardiary BRONZE, Saskatoon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It is a truth universally acknowedged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. -Pride and Prejudice

Omg the ending deffinitly makes the poem! :p

on Apr. 12 2010 at 3:40 pm
soccerchickunc BRONZE, Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the drama, & surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard; you forget about all the bad & focus soley on the good. After all, life's too short to be anything but happy (:

this is awesome :)

KittyCat said...
on Mar. 22 2010 at 1:21 pm
KittyCat, Petersburg, Virginia
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this poem totally describes me iloveit!!!!! you did an amazing awesome job!!

on Mar. 21 2010 at 10:42 pm
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

i love thiss poem!!!!

u did awesome!!!

on Mar. 21 2010 at 2:29 pm
bluegirl440 DIAMOND, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Everybody lies. -House

Amazing. Really made me think about where I would pin MY heart.

Fashionista said...
on Mar. 14 2010 at 11:30 am
Fashionista, Devon, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive, anyway.

I love this poem. I think you've captured the true essence of a soul by trying not to catch it all.

on Feb. 5 2010 at 5:52 pm
I have Chucks too... I love them and I live in them. I wear them to the beach, to school, to marching band practice, to Alaska, to Hawaii, to Europe. They're all different colors and I love them. I guess to really understand this poem you need to understand the way Chucks are. They are awesome. I love this poem. It makes me smile and I love the way it flows. It's very well written. Great job.

on Jan. 14 2010 at 10:36 am
I admire how the writer uses random comparisons and how she uses the similarities with places and objects and posessions.

Tierra SILVER said...
on Dec. 23 2009 at 12:19 pm
Tierra SILVER, Detroit, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Never take anything for a fool cause one day you'll wake up and come to see that its no longer there!- Me

I seen this along time ago and forgot to comment!

But, this post is the most amzing ive seen in a long time i love it keep up the good work!

jimmy_a GOLD said...
on Dec. 23 2009 at 2:22 am
jimmy_a GOLD, Sanford, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Look for me, not with a flashlight but open your heart n free your soul n there my love i shall be

hey great poem it has a wonderful flow