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You were a wonderful clown going through this unsightly town. You lit up the world like nothing else when you were up on those stilts. You could be on top of the world from up there. That’s something I would never be from this ground below. I applaud you,clown. Even though no one sees it other than you,you control the world.
By Amber M. on 06.23.2013
two logs for walk
By Svetlana on 06.23.2013
There was once a man who was very short. He was in a shop one day and he saw a pair of stilts. He decided to buy them. When he put them on, he not only was no longer short, but he towered above the other people. He could see things he wasn’t able to see when he was at the shorter viewpoint. It was quite frightening to see peoples secrets in such a way, he decided to burn his stilts and being short was nice.
By Faith on 06.23.2013
Oh God, I have a fear of heights. Not to mention I’m more uncoordinated than a newborn kangaroo.
I guess I did sign up for this.
Mom I love you
By T. Edmund on 06.24.2013
I would like to be tall enough to not have to wear stilts. That would be nice, then I could quit with all of the too-tall-heals and get straight to the point. Stilts are cool. Yay stilts. STILTS. I’m tired.
By Leandra on 06.24.2013
Standing up on the tree is like being on stilts. Looking down I can see a panorama, the details of the village spread out as if drawn on a map. Groups of people are gathering in the valley pointing up at me, I feel as if I can fly away from these ants and their insignificant lives. One step will take me over the mountains and away. The evening sky is pink and warm. The lights of the town below are coming on like pearls strung in a necklace, their cold light softened by the thickening mist.
By Meredyth URL on 06.24.2013
I’d like to wear stilts, go walking through the town, nodding hello to my neighbors, who peak sheepishly and confused out of their upstairs windows. I’d like to take them off, realize that I’m actually quite small, and understand that me and my problems are not the only things that matter in the world.
I feel like I’m on the top of the world, but you know, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. I guess that’s kind of a bad thing as well. So do I take the good with the bad, or the bad with the good? Life is all about perception. That upsets me. You know, life is weird.
By Kameron on 06.24.2013
By Kameron URL on 06.24.2013
I use stilts when I need to appear taller. It is unfortunate that I cannot practice using them when not in plain view because I find it hard to navigate life’s obstacles.
By spades up on 06.24.2013
Stilts make you taller, which I like because I’m short. Being short is no fun at all. You miss things and can’t always see what’s going on around you. Stilts are usually really tall though. I think they could make some 6 inch stilts that just give me six more inches so that I can see what tall people see and not get lost in the crowd. That would be awesome.
By JoTones on 06.24.2013
i always wondered what it would be like to be walking on stilts.
although i’m still kind of afraid of heights, i think it would be fun to walk on stilts.
and also, another thing hits me.
how do you get on those stilts, and how to you get off of them in case of an emergency?
i mean, what if you need to go to the bathroom REALLY bad?
By thedarkestsheep on 06.24.2013
Walking tall through the crowd was the one thing I was scared of the whole time. Seeing the giant stained with the blood of those who crossed his path.
By starkittens on 06.24.2013
the house sat high on rickety stilts as the waves crashed thunderously against the shore. With each pounding splash, she shuddered into him. Huddled into the cold darkness of their living room, the power out, the blanket doing little to keep them warm, they each said nothing, but silently prayed.
By thejordanriver on 06.24.2013
The economy was crashing and the government wanted to prop it up on stilts. It gave the impression of height but could be knocked down with a gentle nudge. And oh how the people rejoiced!
By Shombuddha Majumdar URL on 06.24.2013
like weather for your weary head and stones in your pockets no that’s cliché I like coffee take the fish to your house and dance in the garden like bare feet mean something like skin and mud are a prayer make me beautiful, weather, make me sing.
By Helena URL on 06.24.2013
tall people at the carnival. walking funny. balloons. cotton candy. stilted. i don’t know. children running around having fun. king of the world.
By Sarah on 06.24.2013
We’re walking on stilts
through the calamity
silently as the apostles grow
and your waters seep
the water table of
bricks, cannonballers and unbeaten wounds.
meter high stilts can’t prepare
that unopened letter
with that unopened diagnosis.
By Amaris on 06.24.2013
I don’t know what that means. But i think its got something to do about paper-like cuts in objects. Oh yeah that is silts. Whatever.
By isaacphilip URL on 06.24.2013
Men on stilts and banners of hand-spun silk surrounded the square and the exteriors interior was filled to the bursting with brightly-colored patrons and performers alike. The sky was bright and clear, not a cloud in sight, and the scent of fresh apple pastries and berry-based ale tinted the air with their honeyed fragrance. As always, children’s laughter could be heard in every corner; the Summer Festival was always a happy time, first and foremost. Even more so this year for, at the center of it all sat the princess herself, the beautiful Lauranna.
And, not that either of us knew it at the time, this was also the year we fell in love.
By S.C. Lovelace on 06.24.2013
when you were a girl you stood on stilts
like upturned buckets from the beach
coconut hoofbeats across the breach
By Sherrie on 06.24.2013
Never used stilts.. used to be fascinated as a child with stilt-walkers n would wonder how they put them on n how they removed them!
Stilts.. houses on stilts – especially in Asian countries. A necessity given the monsoon weather!
By paresh on 06.24.2013
how amazing it would be for a short-height person like me to stand above the crowd and watch everything with sheer content! wish it were a permanent part of my life. stilts do fulfill my wish,but only for a limited time ’cause it’s impossible to sit with stilts. will have to rejoice while standing itself!
By Ice on 06.24.2013
Is this what it felt like? With the support from my friends, my true friends, I felt I could reach high enough to conquer myself and be what I wanted to be… Not just another failure like in the past.
By Emphaticallyjack on 06.24.2013
Stilts are pretty interesting when you think about it- no sorry that’s a terrible way to start this off. I mean stilts are interesting in the way that they are able to cast an illusion. either with magic or simply by implementing them to some stranger person, they can be used to deceive. Even as something as miniscule as height.
By kristen on 06.24.2013
life with him was odd, strangely isolated; he was never quite there, but he could always reach her if she wanted to. she felt like she was always walking on stilts, balancing here and there to make sure she didn’t upset him or the status quo too much, and it was all she could to hold on and not fall completely apart.
By louchelush on 06.24.2013
a division of Identity Crisis, Inc.