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Ceramic Plate MAG

March 31, 2010
By Metree SILVER, Machipongo, Virginia
Metree SILVER, Machipongo, Virginia
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Ghostly white
Smooth and polished
Thin and light

How can something so breakable,
Break something so strong?

Time becomes heavy
As my brown eyes
Watch it make contact
With the dark glass surface

My ears explode
From the symphony of chimes
As the pieces sprinkle the hard floor

Isn't it ironic?
The very thing that bakes the food
Is shattered by what holds it

I think this as I stare,
Fixated by the scene
Not surprised
Or startled
But merely indifferent
As I realize that this
Is the beginning of the end.

What unsettles me most
Is that I am certain
One day or other
I have eaten off this plate
This plate that was home
To my plain cheese sandwich
Or slices of fruit
I have touched its soft white surface
With my bare fingertips
And now look what it's done.

The author's comments:
This poem was written about a personal experience I had at a young age and although the memory is a little fogged, it's as vivid as ever. I don't wanna tell you too much about it- take what you want from it; whether it be the temper, the curiosity, childhood ignorance...

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on Jan. 27 2014 at 6:08 pm
Coulperingcircus SILVER, Stamford, Connecticut
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I'm so glad they put this in the Magazine you really desearved it Please keep adding things

on May. 15 2010 at 1:27 pm
Allykattz PLATINUM, Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"This much I know is true That God blessed the broken road That led me straight to you"-Rascal Flatts

"My ears explode
From the symphony of chimes
As the pieces sprinkle the hard floor"- I love this part. The whole poem is very visual, good job!