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The Map

October 3, 2012
By theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

As I lie in bed
And poem and song race wildly through my head
I glance at the map that hangs above my desk

I study the map
I stare at it shapes
I look at is curves and corners
And lines and dots
At is bold printed words

And realize something, as admire it beauty
It shapes aren't shapes but continents
I look are curves and realize they aren’t curves but coastlines
The corners are countries
; the lines are river and boundaries; dots are river and cities
And the bold printed words:
The name that label the earth

Flooded or realization overtakes me,

The God the create this is so great
The Man that create is a being un-stoppable

After staring a little while longer,
I close my eyes and fall into a deep sleep,
And dream of the places that map can take me

The author's comments:
I wrote this recently. one line i can't quite get is the line,"The Man that create is a being un-stoppable", if anyone has an idea about a good way do that one, let me know

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Nov. 29 2012 at 2:29 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

That is such a cool idea! Great writing! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot :) Thanks!

Larkbird GOLD said...
on Oct. 19 2012 at 9:19 pm
Larkbird GOLD, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no point in working towards something that you do not want.

Hi, I like your style of writing too, i especially like the line you talk about in the descritption, thank you for reading my writing. I hope to see more of your posts :) .