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   The small rubber band,

Caught between two large hands,

Began to stretch and extend.

The tension there,

That was too much to bear,

Tugging from opposite ends.



One large hand

Wanted the band,

But the other fist wanted a fight.

Each pulled his own way,

Till one dreary day,

When the pressure became much too tight.



So snapped the band,

Whipping each hand

With a hard and rubbery sting.

The battle fought,

Over a rubber band taught,

Was quite a ludicrous thing.



But what of the elastic

That was non-enthusiastic,

Being stretched so unyieldingly tense?

It was prey to the aggressor,

Split in half under pressure,

And his life shall be no more hence!



This goes to explain

How pressure causes pain,

On every party involved.

The markings they bear,

From the band that whipped there,

Are mem'ries of the conflict unsolved.




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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katieslate16 said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm
I simply adore this!
 
bluegirl440 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:06 am
Simply brilliant...very clever.
 
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