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By so_joy, Navesink, NJ

If a dog meows,
Is it considered a cat?
If a tree's leaves turn red,
Is it considered autumn?
If a light blinks rapidly,
Is considered to be on?
If a poet writes music,
Is he considered a songwriter?
If someone bangs on a door,
Is it considered knocking?
If, if, if.
If I stop this right here,
Is it considered rude?
If, if, if.
If a watermelon's orange,
Is it considered a cantaloupe?
If, if, if.
If only so many things,
So many wonders,
Can fit into a sentence-
If, if, if.
If friends have a fight,
Are they considered enemies?
Does it matter how they feel?
Or is it just how they're labeled?
If, if, if.
A name is nothing.
If, if, if.
If what's there is truly real.
And if this poem doesn't make any sense,
Then it's a work of art.




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29 comment(s)
Michaela M.
Wow this is amazing. Beautifully written, realistic and true. The way you addressed discrimination is inspiring this was a powerful poem and a wonderful read. Thank You for sharing it. 
Feb. 22, 2014 at 2:23 AM • Report
so_joy
Thank you so much!
Aug. 03, 2014 at 11:38 AM • Report
JRaye
This is so unique! I really enjoyed it, it adresses an important topic so cleverly. Well done! :) Keep it up
Jun. 27, 2013 at 9:59 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Jul. 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM • Report
ItsallboutME
This is amazing. I loved the twist in this. You are very talented! excellent job. Please check out some of my work and rate, would truly appreciate it.
Jun. 14, 2013 at 2:32 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM • Report
Pargaran
I agree with Twilightgirl! Thanks for asking me to check out your work, you are an amzing poet! I really enjoyed this one. I don't like the idea of labelling something without knowing the feeling behind it. Or, rather, the MEANING behind it. Cool stuff bro. I look forward to reading more.
Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Apr. 09, 2013 at 9:34 AM • Report
amber603
You make a huge point and I love ur way of dismissing labels too:)
Mar. 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Apr. 09, 2013 at 9:33 AM • Report
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