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Boundary Lines MAG

June 22, 2010
By haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
28 articles 0 photos 186 comments

And there in my backyard,
Around the pool and within the gate,
Is being installed a fence.
Nothing more, just a fence,
Not a symbol of love or declaration of hate,
Just a safety precaution,
A barrier for little tykes
To keep them safe as they stumble along on pudgy legs
Just gaining their footing on the dew-dropped grass of summer.
Yet if fences are designed to be barriers,
Why must they be nestled between neighbors' houses?
Is it a blinking-red-light warning?
A do-not-touch hands off?
A classic signal for little old men to come
Tromping down the porch steps lined with hanging flower baskets
With cries of “Get off my lawn!”
Alas, who am I to restrain the freedom of others?
Grass is just grass,
And why can't we be like the little tykes,
Who preach that “Sharing is caring”?
Why can't we share what is not rightfully ours?
Yes, fences can be of much use
For protecting those innocent children
Who haven't yet heard of property holdings and
Unnecessary constraints.
I say down with the fences!
The ones which separate neighbors and grass
And decorate your houses
With warm blankets
And the smell of blueberry pancakes
And open doors
And welcoming smiles,
So that they can be homes

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This article has 4 comments.

on Aug. 10 2010 at 6:35 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
28 articles 0 photos 186 comments

thanks so much that means alot!=]


love2run GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2010 at 10:41 pm
love2run GOLD, Star Valley, Wyoming
12 articles 4 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I failed my way to success." Thomas Edison
"What kind of crazy nut would spend two or three hours a day just running?" Pre
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." John Shedd

This is my favorite piece of yours! Great job!! :)

on Aug. 1 2010 at 8:15 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
28 articles 0 photos 186 comments
Thanks so much I appreciate the feedback =]

on Jul. 27 2010 at 10:05 pm
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
24 articles 16 photos 644 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

I love how you took something we all see every day and turned it into such an amazing and creative poem! I had never viewed fences this way before! Wonderful!