Suppose the Skies MAG

April 10, 2010
By Gorgayle BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
Gorgayle BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." -The Moulin Rouge!


Suppose you took a butterfly
and wrapped it up in lace,
or pinned its little body
behind glass, within a case.

Suppose you caught a rainbow
and sealed it in a jar,
or found the largest net
and trapped a shooting star.

Suppose you plucked from the earth
one hundred little sprouts
to clear the yard and garden,
ignoring their silent shouts.

Suppose you stole the thunder
and the lightning's bloodshot eyes,
or pretended to pick the flowers,
not hearing their wistful sighs.

Suppose you did all these things,
and thought nothing of them,
Suppose it took you many years
to realize you should love them.


The author's comments:
This was a kind of spontaneous piece, I was just sitting in my backyard and started to write these words.

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on Sep. 1 2015 at 9:58 pm
my-King-breathes-stars BRONZE, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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*flowers* not flowed

on Sep. 1 2015 at 9:56 pm
my-King-breathes-stars BRONZE, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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This is such a beautiful, delicate kind of strong, piece of writing! It's just beautiful, and I love it. Makes me wish I could get to know you ;) One thing I noticed is you used the idea of plucking/picking flowed or sprouts out of the Earth twice -- in the third verse and then in the second half of the forth verse. Maybe you should replace the second use of this idea with something more different? Still... this song is lovely!

Redolvene GOLD said...
on Dec. 19 2014 at 4:43 pm
Redolvene GOLD, Sunny, Florida
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The rhythm and creativity in your piece is truly awe-inspiring! I just added it to my favorites. 5/5

on Jan. 1 2014 at 4:41 pm
Dillie PLATINUM, New Bethelehem, Pennsylvania
38 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus

I love this so much! <3 

on Mar. 31 2013 at 6:01 pm
KenyaLove41 GOLD, Dallas, Texas
16 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent." ~Ambrose Bierce
"Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says 'I'm Possible!'" ~ Audrey Hepburn
"Good writing is only bad writing revised"~ Unknown

I absolutely love this. Gorgoues writing, keep it up.(:

on Feb. 22 2013 at 1:23 pm
TheBlackCrow901 SILVER, Chatham, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let this be your honour: always love more than you are loved and never to be second in this."

I really enjoy this peice. Of all I have read on TeenInk this must be one of my favorites.

on Oct. 19 2012 at 5:18 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

This is really great, you have such an imaginative, creative mind. Good job and please read some of my free verse poems!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 2:43 am
zacklhughes BRONZE, Junction City, Kansas
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This is amazing. i love the simple rhyme scheme. it makes it so strong.

on Jun. 19 2011 at 9:21 pm
Jerzchik BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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I really like this.

Betty Cooper said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 10:24 am

Oh my god. WOW.

Man, I don't know what to say.....I'm speechless!!:)

You are coming back to facebook RIGHT NOW. Do you hear me?? I said NOW.


on Jan. 4 2011 at 12:18 am
OriginalCarbonation GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
dream as if you'll live forever
live as if you'll die tomorrow

amazing. sooo amazing. keep writing

on Oct. 28 2010 at 9:25 pm
LiviRose93 SILVER, Fort Plain, New York
7 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can always feel it." ~ A Walk to Remember

Well i think this is a beautiful peace(: and writing outside if great because it really pulls in true aspects of life. And a tip for your writing though is dont look down at things look through the camera as if your there. Otherwise well done

on Oct. 28 2010 at 1:01 pm
billkaulitzlvr21, Morton, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Ignorance is your new best friend"~Paramore
"Together we'll be running somewhere new through the monsoon"~Tokio Hotel
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."~Edgar Allan Poe

this is amazing i absolutely love this! :)

ChrisKier said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 11:10 am
ChrisKier, Waubun, Minnesota
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this is wonderful. i wish i could write as well as this...

Ituneu1230 said...
on Sep. 27 2010 at 9:41 pm
Ituneu1230, Oceanside, CA, California
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What The Hell/Crap"
"HaHa Hellz Yea"
"Wow, Retard"

This is so Pretty




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