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Lessons Taught and Learned

March 23, 2010
By the.kanguru GOLD, Irvine, California
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."

I learned to shape words
into fragile existence
with a swipe of ink.

You taught me how to
give worth to the little thoughts
swirling in my head.

You learned to fill cream
colored paper with loud shades:
turquoise, amber, green.

I taught you how to
speak your hurt, anger, sadness
in brilliant colors.

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kaates GOLD said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 4:08 pm
kaates GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"It's pathetic how we can't live with the things we can't understand. How we need everything labeled and explained and deconstructed."

“Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.”

“I just don't want to die without a few scars.”

I love how you made this poem in to a pallet-esque theme. It's beautifully written. It's a great beginning, but I wanted to read more! touch on the senses of your readers, broaden the shape of the poem; keep going on this one!

on Apr. 11 2010 at 8:05 pm
thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry that it's over, smile because it has happened."

This poem makes me think a lot. It's not the typical poem that tells you exactly what the author is thinking. Good poets make a reader think and that's exactly what I'm doing now. Nice job! Check out some of my work, too if you'd like. Keep writing!