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Another Metaphor of Life MAG

October 14, 2008
By Adams1030 BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
Adams1030 BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
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god’s just a little kid
with a big bottle
of Miracle Bubbles
and a wand
dipping, blowing these
all doomed to


at one point or another.
they either drop
too fast, before
he can catch them,
or the biggest ones
before they’ve even
been launched.
it’s the little ones
that leave quietly
and take their time




everyone leaves a mark,
you know,
but sooner or later
they’ve all evaporated.

The author's comments:
I happened to be blowing bubbles in my room when my thoughts suddenly took a semi-philosophical turn and came up with this metaphor. I liked the idea immediately, if only because it was both lighthearted and yet potentially cynical (in pointing out that a person's life, no matter how long his/her "imprint" lasts, will fade away eventually).

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elleo4 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 27 2018 at 1:28 pm
elleo4 BRONZE, Wyoming, Michigan
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Love it!!!!!

Katie.1203 said...
on Apr. 27 2018 at 11:42 am
Katie.1203, Wyoming, Michigan
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SO.DEEP. really made me think

on Feb. 20 2018 at 7:09 pm
BookWerm SILVER, Orem, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Hello, boys." - Crowley, Supernatural

God is also a crazed teenager who no longer cares about the world he created, except to sometimes fall in love, which causes earthquakes, floods, and natural disasters.


Oh. My. Goodness.

DuckLover GOLD said...
on May. 10 2017 at 12:20 pm
DuckLover GOLD, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Be happy, not because everything you see is good, but because you can see the good in everything.

Oh. My. Goodness. So Deep.

on Apr. 18 2017 at 8:46 am
CandiceZoeller, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I love what you've connected and how you've added in your belief with it. Awesome poem!

L.E.D SILVER said...
on Apr. 18 2017 at 12:05 am
9 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live my life, a to z, fill up all the vacancies
Feel the vindication from the hate you get for chasing dreams"- E-dubble

"On my own grind, I'm a rebel to the system cause the system sucks"- G-eazy

@Adams1030 I really like the single word lines. The poem is good. Check out my stuff too!

on Mar. 27 2017 at 8:24 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

I love the line breaks and the metaphor itself. Kudos!

CianaB GOLD said...
on Mar. 5 2017 at 11:21 pm
CianaB GOLD, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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The single word lines really add a lot of meaning to the poem. The entire concept is something I've never really thought of before. Could you read some of my work and let me know how I did?

on Dec. 22 2016 at 3:22 am
LeisurelySketches GOLD, Tricity, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Your life has a limit but knowledge has none. (Zhuangzi)

Quite an interesting metaphor. It adds a childish charm to a philosophical theme.

on Nov. 15 2016 at 9:11 pm
CJwriter BRONZE, Anonymous , New York
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This amazing! I love how you put life into perspective! And I am so jealous of how many likes you have on this! You are an amazing writer!

on Oct. 24 2016 at 1:35 pm
DarkRayne PLATINUM, Garden City, Idaho
35 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I swear dude, one day, i'm gonna get off the bus and run into the forest, and i wont come back, and when i do, i'm gonna be the knife master." ~The Rev

You deserved for this to be printed, I am impressed, and you showed me another way to look at life, thank you.

on Jun. 14 2016 at 12:52 pm
XxGhostRyderxX SILVER, Davenport, Washington
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Beautiful! Just amazing! Good metaphor! XD

on Jun. 14 2016 at 3:42 am
Claranevs BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Wow. That was beautiful!

on May. 1 2016 at 1:36 pm
KingKamidere-Sama BRONZE, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Did the money pay for all that you wanted?
Or was it your soul that really paid the price?"
-Yami Kurai

It's true. I, as well, have considered this fact to be true. Peoples lives are almost nothing compared to the infinite miles beyond of solar system. It's a very deep thing to think about do I admire your ability to be able to consider it and be able to even make it into a metaphor.

on Apr. 17 2016 at 10:55 pm
ambivalent SILVER, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

whoa ... this got me thinking.

on Feb. 3 2016 at 2:57 pm
WindRunner GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
For those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will fly on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I'm not sure I wound compare God to a little kid, but I love the comparison between life and bubbles. The bible says that life is like a vapor in the wind, there then gone. Much like bubbles.

on Nov. 29 2015 at 2:16 pm
emmastowe1 BRONZE, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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really great. Creative and truly enjoyed reading it! :)

DonovanG7 said...
on Nov. 20 2015 at 9:42 am
DonovanG7, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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I enjoy your portrayal of God as “just a little kid” and everyone as bubbles that are “all doomed to pop” at one point or another, and feel that it works well as a philosophical metaphor.