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Gravity MAG

June 16, 2013
By RosePal GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
RosePal GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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My mother's love is gravity.
It is the moon's pull on the ocean,
creating waves on the shore
and delivering gentle, soppy kisses
to the sands.

She loves to tell me about how she used to toss me up in the air as a toddler
and how, no matter how high I flew,
I would always fall back to her reaching,
expectant arms. (Thank God.)
Her love is what kept scientists like Newton
and Galileo up at night
wondering, contemplating
how it was possible.
Not so easily definable as:
force = mass x acceleration.

Her love is what brings comets streaking
down to the earth,
bright shooting stars,
the gentle pull that brings a feather
swaying to the ground.

Without her pressure,
I would be free, weightless,
but lost with no rotation,
left behind by my brothers,
my fellow planets.

My mother's love is infinite and unfading.
It's unaffected by my life decisions.
She cries now that we cannot be together,
but my thoughts still orbit her,
always seeming to find their way back
to her.

The love is unstoppable,
She has taught me her secrets,
her equations of love,
and with her blueprint words of wisdom,
I hope to one day tie my children to me
as she has.
As impossible to stop
as the moon's pull on the ocean,
creating waves on the shore
and delivering gentle, soppy kisses
to the sands.

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LBE23 PLATINUM said...
on May. 26 2014 at 3:09 pm
LBE23 PLATINUM, Oxford, Michigan
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This is so beautiful!! 

on May. 25 2014 at 10:38 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is amazing!!! I love the comparisons in your poem. Could you check out my poem?

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on May. 17 2014 at 8:04 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This right here is pretty gosh darn amazing :)

on May. 6 2014 at 5:32 pm
Blondiebear BRONZE, Norway, Maine
4 articles 6 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take every chance, drop every fear."

This has to be one of my favorite poems on this site. Great Job :)

on May. 6 2014 at 12:57 pm
bewareofbunnyrabbits SILVER, Winona, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." -Yogi Tea

Wowee that is a heck of a metaphor! I love this poem; it is so beautiful!!!

on May. 2 2014 at 5:03 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

My favorite image in this poem is th last one with the waves giving sloppy kisses to the sand, it was so vivd and creative. Really great job!

on May. 1 2014 at 11:19 pm
rachellemarie BRONZE, San Deigo, California
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"even if the world says no, be the one to stand up and say yes."

that was a beautiful poem! (: i would love it if you could check mine out

Blynn SILVER said...
on May. 1 2014 at 10:37 am
Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
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Very loving poem :)