Treasure Island

Maylee Bossy

(17/02/95)

The Second Hand Opinion


In life, time is irrelevant.

It takes nine months to bring new life to the world,
Yet in a moment it can be stolen from us.
You may work for something your entire life
To find that someone younger has taken it.

What is age anyway?
Does it make you wiser...
More important...
Better?

No, time is indeed irrelevant.

In 365 days, the Earth fully orbits the sun.
In 90 days, there is a season change.
In 24 hours, the Earth completes a single rotation.
In 1 hour, we can lose who means the most to us.

In which period of time does our life change most?

Submitted: Thursday, November 26, 2009
Edited: Saturday, November 28, 2009

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  • Michaelahann Messori (1/29/2010 8:37:00 PM)

    This poem is completely and utterly fantastic. Being a story writer, not poems, I am absolutely amazed that you're able to write like this. I recently told my friend my favourite poem, but I now stand corrected. This is my favourite. I love, love, love this poem. Congratulations on being so talented.

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  • Michaelahann Messori (1/29/2010 8:34:00 PM)

    This poem is is completely and utterly fantastic. Being a story writer, not poems, I am absolutely amazed that you are capable of writing like this. I love, love, love, love this poem. Congratulations on being so talented.

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  • S M (1/6/2010 6:02:00 PM)

    this is greaat!
    like i think its the best poem ive read in a REALLY long time...
    im actually going to use it for an english reflection.. to say in front of the class and give them something to think about.

    obviously i will not take any credit, and will mention that you wrote it.

    i love it...

    - s (Report) Reply

  • Wandering Scarlet (11/28/2009 8:23:00 PM)

    Very thought provoking, although I think it is missing the poetic tone, but the content of this piece is i think its strongest point.

    Great idea
    -ROCCO (Report) Reply

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