Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 20, 2009
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Today, I made a boy out of pillows and old clothes to look like you.
I told him that I liked his eyes, that they were a spectacular shade of blue. He did not ­compliment me back.
I read him my poetry. He did not offer me a ­critique or wild exclamations of how much he loved my writing. Instead, he stayed quiet.
I walked with him in the woods behind my house. He did not try to hold my hand.
I baked him a lovely chocolate cake – your ­favorite. He did not flatter my delicious ­baking skills.
And when he grew tired I set him down next to me on the bed. He did not caress me, he did not kiss me, he did not whisper sweet nothings in my ear, and he did not tell me that he loved or needed me.
Yes, I made a boy out of pillows today. He doesn't just look like you; he acts like you, too.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Softballcutie15 said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm
I LOVE!(: it was so good, but so sad! Great writing(:
OriginalCarbonation replied...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

i remember when i first read this in the mag i felt so moved i had to put it down for a minute, think it over, and control my emotions. then i re-read it. again. and again. and here it is again. and its still just as good.

great job!!

will you please read the poem i put on the writers workshop forum? its called The Story of Us. I feel like you could be alot of help with all of your talent. especially since i really love your writing style!

soccerkoritsi29 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm
i love this !its so true my boyfriend can be like that sometimes :p greatt job ! :)
FlawlessLawless said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm
ohhh love this!!
Eer320 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm
So good, sad, and my favorite piece of writing.  excellent.
i_want_u_2_luv_me said...
Nov. 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm
This has got to be my favorite piece on this whole website.  I love it!  It's so simple and so complex at the same time!  Everything about it is perfect!  Keep writing!
franc said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm
DOH! that's so sad! but even though it's so short its got so much emoption in it! i love it!
ShankssYuLater said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm
Awwh, that's so sad! And I love how it's short, sweet and to the point =]
shannonax3 said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm
aww(: your really clever. :P that was a nice one. i really liked it <3
believeinmexoxo said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm
This is so good, but heartbreaking. I know exactly how you feel because I've been through it before...who hasn't? But, I love it a lot!
Livvyluv203 said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm
this is awesome :)
Gadzooks said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm
its very well written, and that's so true with most guys.
UniquelyCreativelyMe said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm
One word, two syllables. Love-ly!
TessaOhhh said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 8:23 am
Oh my gosh, this was straight to the point. Really good job.
wavesofwishes said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 8:28 pm
Amazingly written! Very relateable. Simple but intricate, I loved it, keep up the good work!
Tayrodactyl said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 9:33 am
I love this lol it made me laugh and I needed it, it reminds me of my ex lol
secrets2share said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm
Amazing :) really. I loved it. It was genius!
pinkduck42 said...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm

wow. that was amazing. didnt expect the ending. the last two line werent quite ironic, but they contrasted the rest of the piece so well. love it


Elodie18 said...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 7:09 am
You're an amazing writer! 
yesilove said...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm
this was great i loved it :)
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