poet anais vionet

anais vionet

Grounded

You "adults", you exasperate me
with your evasions and delays.
You're going to have to change
some of the ways that you behave.
You aren't doing your homework,
you haven't cleaned the planet,
You aren't standing up to bullies,
you haven't been sharing your things,
and you're even playing with guns.
And you're pretending everything's ok.
You were taught better than this.
Sorry, but.. You're all grounded people.
And hand over those phones!

Topic(s) of this poem: earth, guns, homework, teen

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Form: Free Verse


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grounded isn't the worst - but it's close

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Comments about Grounded by anais vionet

  • Hans VrHans Vr (10/20/2020 7:41:00 AM)

    I love this poem. Even though I have been an for quite some time, I have kept alive the ideals I had when I was in my teens. I thoroughly hope that more young people do keep their ideals throughout life and do not let them be swept away by " adults" who failed to live up to their own ideals

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  • Sandra Feldman (10/19/2020 10:29:00 PM)

    Great Poem!

    You tell 'em!

    A lot of talk, but those that make the rules for others are the first to brake them.
    I totally agree with you, we certainly have no right to destroy this gorgeous, generous
    blue planet. And those that do should be exiled to outer space and yes, with their phones taken away.
    This poem certainly deserves to be, Poem of the
    Day! Congratulations

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/19/2020 10:24:00 PM)

    some " adults" allegorically I think it's the some superpower countries are playing in this world with their innovative destructive weapons and for their every single misdeed suffering the third worlds. The superpower countries are pretending they are with third worlds countries but it's really very sad that all are wicked grounded!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/19/2020 10:24:00 PM)

    you're even playing with guns.
    And you're pretending everything's ok.
    You were taught better than this.
    Sorry, but.. You're all grounded people....yeah; right you are, congrats for being selected this poem as POD.....5******

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (10/19/2020 10:07:00 PM)

    How conveniently we forget when we growup and become. Our behavior towards life, nature and other creatures becomes very indifferent. You poem is a perfect reminder of these facts. Loved the way you wrote..5***

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  • Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister (10/19/2020 8:30:00 PM)

    Very funny, Anais, yet full of truth!
    Congratulations on getting member poem of the day!

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  • Bill CantrellBill Cantrell (10/19/2020 7:18:00 PM)

    Ah, there you are now....and rightly so! We are looking forward to more of your poetry my friend!

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  • Hannatu AdamuHannatu Adamu (10/19/2020 5:43:00 PM)

    Really sad state of affairs!

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (10/19/2020 5:06:00 PM)

    Your words say so much about the world right now.
    Wake up world.

    Thank you Anais.

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  • Deluke Muwanigwa (10/19/2020 1:25:00 PM)

    Well done Anais. Lets read more like these

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  • L Milton Hankins (10/19/2020 12:14:00 PM)

    Excellent, even outstanding work, I'd say. This poem carries multiple messages, and it is exceptionally well-constructed. Such understanding of the human predicament! Keep writing Anais. You are a very inspiring young woman! We " adults" are listening!

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  • Kenneth MaswabiKenneth Maswabi (10/19/2020 8:55:00 AM)

    Most beautiful...it has captured the root of today's problems. Thank you dear Poet.

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  • Varsha MVarsha M (10/19/2020 6:49:00 AM)

    I agree what you say but many a times we have to analyse a d then decide to do maybe that might delay the enactment or maybe the final outcome. Thanks for sharing your perseverative as you feel. Congratulations for being chosen as poem of the day.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/19/2020 2:31:00 AM)

    Homework for both teen and!

    Better to live with righteous morals than,

    Hatred and war.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Paul BrookesPaul Brookes (10/19/2020 1:48:00 AM)

    As always your observation are spot on Great write

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (10/19/2020 1:02:00 AM)

    I read this poem, rated it and commented on it nine days earlier. Now I write again to congratulate the young poetess on her poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'.
    Many congratulations, Anais!

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (10/16/2020 4:20:00 PM)

    I wrote the split image 'Echoes Of Playground Evasions Delays Polished', and the poem 'The Art Of Evasions Delays In Discourse', inspired by the poem 'Grounded' by the poet anais vionet and dedicated to the poet anais vionet.

    Part of the appeal of this poem is having two teenage daughters just below the age of anais, the truth and justification of the accusations made, and the confiscated phones, a threat my wife too often employs.

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (10/16/2020 4:15:00 PM)

    Business Profit Interest Evasions Delays

    international business
    corporate business
    local business
    all are masters

    at evasive delays
    when it suits
    owing payments
    gaining interests

    on accounts
    not promptly paid
    money withheld

    excuse cheque in mail
    was policy old school
    evasion delay tactics


    Inspired by the poem 'Grounded' by the poet anais vionet.
    Dedicated to the poet anais vionet.

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (10/10/2020 6:10:00 PM)

    'You " adults" , you exasperate me
    with your evasions and delays'

    you have perceived a true echo of childhood personalities, below the surface ingrained within character flaws, tipping the balance back towards a time of toddler feet denial and evasion

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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (10/10/2020 1:34:00 PM)

    I love the way this poem is written...reminds me of what I was saying when I was young. Then I grew up and became a perfect hypocrite like all the other adults!

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