• Shelby H commented on the post, bee 8 years, 4 months ago

    Dear Mr. Bumblebee,
    When I was a child, you were my friend.
    A fat little oval drawn floating past in my puffy-clouded, sun-in-the-corner-of-the-page blue sky, drawing you was a pleasure, with your dotted-line curving trail following lazily behind you.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, commit 8 years, 12 months ago

    Commitment is not a good intention. It is a job, a duty. And it is just that, a duty of mine, to take care of this matter.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, carve 9 years ago

    Children carve their sculptures in powdery brown dirt, pails of water supplementing dirty hands and stained white dresses. When playtime is over all that is left is a clump of mud and dirty clothes.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, lantern 9 years, 1 month ago

    No matter how many difficulties we face, there will always be a thin glow in the distance, a tiny lantern flashing morse code that drives us forward.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, destiny 9 years, 2 months ago

    Destiny’s call is neither faint nor ear-splitting.
    Its song is sung in its lovely soprano
    drawing you in just as a siren call
    but danger is not so eminent.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, lack 9 years, 2 months ago

    The room was lacking so many essential items, all things stripped from it until white, clean, even bone marrow was left. No bed, no carpet, no paint, no fixtures. Nothing.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, wealth 9 years, 2 months ago

    I have a wealth
    of things and people
    that I do not know,
    but our hearts still beat in time
    and we still kneel down
    with thoughts of each other bubbling
    in our brains
    and we still sing meaningless jumbles
    that we call songs
    to each other.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, stand 9 years, 2 months ago

    Taking a stand isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Facing your peers is the single most frightening experience I could ever go through, and it isn’t as rewarding as they say in the movies.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, withheld 9 years, 2 months ago

    A million butterflies
    are withheld
    in my chest,
    begging to be let free
    the cage opening
    as
    poems,
    songs,
    paintings,
    art
    float into the endless blue sky.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, stride 9 years, 2 months ago

    I always like to put a little bit of bounce into my stride, even if I feel like flopping onto the couch with a half-empty bag of potato chips with Full House playing in the background.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, trial 9 years, 2 months ago

    I heard the book Monster was good once. I’ve heard that it’s about an innocent boy on trial for murder, and the entire book is dialogue from court proceedings. We had to choose a book in school and most kids chose Monster because they thought it was short.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, depth 9 years, 2 months ago

    The depth of my mind is only that of the shallow puddle that forms in a pothole after a night of endless rain, though I act as though I’ve dug my own sea.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, roller 9 years, 2 months ago

    Roller coaster in my mind spinning, catapulting, racing forward with insane thoughts that twist me into a pretzel of deep pain, but not physical. The kind that never ceases to rattle my bones.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, chained 9 years, 2 months ago

    Sometimes I feel chained to my reputation, who everyone has pinned me down as. I’m trapped, forced into a fate that I don’t want and to a stereotype I do not deserve.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, regardless 9 years, 2 months ago

    Regardless of the temperature outside,
    all I wish is to put on my white dress
    and dance amongst the flowers.
    That’s what they do in movies,
    so why can’t I join in?

  • Shelby H commented on the post, 9 years, 2 months ago

    If I were president, I definitely wouldn’t waste millions of dollars like a certain person. But eh, I can’t help what’s happening. I’m young and can’t vote yet.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, industry 9 years, 2 months ago

    Industries chug along,
    clunking, cranking, polluting
    our lives with mass-produced
    toys, clothes, warmth,
    and all on sale.

  • Shelby H commented on the post, blocks 9 years, 2 months ago

    My hands become
    blocks of ice
    when I can feel these things near,
    I just wish
    to get out of the freezer.