Phonies

November 3, 2011
By Jessbug SILVER, Jersey City, New Jersey
Jessbug SILVER, Jersey City, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
—Ernest Hemingway


I was surrounded by phonies.
The phoniest b******s
Queen of the Phonies.
Even the teachers were phony.
My school?
It was full of phonies.
The phonies were coming in the window
Fake laughs.
Fake applause.
The phoniest conversations.
You never saw so many phonies in your life.
God, how I hated them.
Don’t even mention them to me.

The author's comments:
This is a found poem from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Found poems take existing texts, refashion and reorder them, and present them as poems.

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Jessbug SILVER said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 5:48 pm
Jessbug SILVER, Jersey City, New Jersey
9 articles 22 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Hm, well I'm pretty new here and didn't realize that they censor words. That's a little lame, tbh, but I think you guys can guess what the starred word says.


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