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The World Is Preserved MAG

November 30, 2008
By Hana Connelly BRONZE, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hana Connelly BRONZE, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 articles 0 photos 0 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm not mean, just honest. Yes, there's a difference.

Why don’t the blades of grass
Curl away from the flame
How dare the sun
Not hide its head in shame
Why does that tree
Stand so tall
Why don’t the stars
Click off and fall
Your being is twisted
Your body is burned
Life is ending
But the world is preserved

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This article has 68 comments.

on Jun. 9 2017 at 10:40 am
skematt PLATINUM, Shanghai, Other
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A very intriguing and unique poem with brilliant imagery!

on Apr. 27 2017 at 12:09 pm
CrossBow PLATINUM, Harlem, Georgia
22 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

That was really good! You should've gotten a higher rating, in all honesty.

on May. 29 2014 at 8:27 pm
raysofsunshine GOLD, Lakebay, Washington
17 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not about the happy ending, it's about the story."

This is really interesting, great job!

XweienX said...
on Jan. 16 2013 at 5:00 am
XweienX, Shah Alam, Other
0 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be inspired to be an inspiration.

Is it OK if I used your poem for a school project? You will be fully credited.

dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Jul. 10 2012 at 12:24 pm
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
43 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

I love this poem and the image it made. You have a unique talent, I hope that you embrace it and make more amazing poems like this one. Check out my poems sometime.:)

on Feb. 16 2012 at 9:25 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

This was fantastic! I liked how you personalized the earth, I never thought of the world being this way.

on Feb. 5 2012 at 1:29 pm
This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! Keep writing! :)

on Jan. 31 2012 at 10:43 am
Sweetie2toCute SILVER, Brookyln, New York
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Great Job.! I Like When YOuu Said " Your Being Is Twisted Your Body Is Burned." I LIke How You Put It All Together.

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:23 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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The conciseness really adds a level of intrigue to your poem. Great job!

on Nov. 14 2011 at 9:13 pm
raeherron SILVER, Lewis Center, Ohio
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments
This was great!  Love the line "why don't the stars click off and fall".  Really nice.

on Nov. 14 2011 at 7:14 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Holy cow. It was really good, but so dang simple. I wish I could just flat out say things like that poem does. I think that that's where the charm lies in it, even though its such a negative viewpoint. It's honest and truly describes feelings that most of us have felt: "How can The World  dare to be beautiful when everything in my world is going wrong?"

on Oct. 23 2011 at 3:36 pm
LearnLoveLaugh SILVER, Spokane, Washington
6 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry." by Unknown

I really liked this! It was insightful yet simple (: nice work!

on Sep. 16 2011 at 6:17 pm
bpjrobert SILVER, Wakefield, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Veni Vidi Vici"-Julius Caesar

You described nature so well. Thank-you.

on Aug. 18 2011 at 11:57 pm
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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it's different . which is why i LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Jul. 27 2011 at 9:50 am
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
114 articles 0 photos 97 comments

Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

I think it's really well constructed and rhymes really well.

spency SILVER said...
on Jun. 3 2011 at 11:44 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

5/5 luv it

on May. 4 2011 at 5:20 pm
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

Very nice. I like it:)

Phaedra1994 said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 2:40 pm
Phaedra1994, Plymouth, Other
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with" Michael Jackson.

This is a truly beautiful poem.

on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:37 pm
simple but beautiful,the words are very powerful.

on Apr. 4 2011 at 9:11 pm
PoeticallyCorrect BRONZE, Ellenwood, Georgia
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
im not lame 'cuz i aint cripple
u dont know me like i know me
i love you, no i just like you like you

thats wats up!!! omg beautiful