Mechanical Love Poem MAG

By Lizzy Teerlink, San Francisco, CA

Once I’ve fixed myself
I will generate more steam than
the sun and like
politicians
speaking more promises than I can keep

Once I find that wrench I promise to
collect my maimed parts
remind me on Monday so I can
bring out the trash

Once this hammer wrestles this nail in
I will
turn around and around again
counting all the times I’ve written
my serial number over
yesterday it was B575575
I was in a haiku mood
but today I am D723410

Once the tape runs out and I won’t fall apart
I’ll run my heart over all wrapped up to your doorstep
press the highlighted button and hide as the
ring echoes through your house



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on Jul. 7 2009 at 5:21 am
JordynFlowers GOLD, Murrieta, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise. It moves us along."-Maroon 5

wow this is really good. nice work :)

on May. 12 2009 at 2:10 pm
Malarie Dean BRONZE, Smithville, Mississippi
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I love it!!!

on Apr. 18 2009 at 4:08 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is really cool, very interesting. I like the end. Very thought provoking


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