A Biology Lesson

March 6, 2012
By Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa


It makes your stomach churn,
it makes your bowels quiver.
At periods pangs of pain will preside,
at others you moan and shiver.
You try to take the medicines,
you try to take the pain killers,
you try to sleep and forget.
Soon, your appetite withers.
Nothing but useless noises
emit through your dry lips,
but you’re not getting the sympathy
you looked for; Soon your resolve slips.
And as you begin to squirm,
as their disgust begins to grow,
a wave of nausea takes you-
in an instant you crouch low.
And you choke and jerk and vomit
your insides all out on the floor.
And you curse in your head as their faces turn red,
cleaning up will alone be your chore.
And you see the chitterlings and grits-
the slops meant for the pigs-
surge and splatter upon the tiles.
And shame digs-
their actions crux the crunch-
they distastefully call the doctor,
for the one who has lost their lunch.
Then the doc squats down low,
and observes your color gone green,
your heart feels as rotten as your belly
as he rises and ends the scene.
A gesture of the Professor,
one tiny twitch of a shrug,
a flick of the fingers to the interns,
“Observe, the jealousy bug.”


The author's comments:
Written on day of self-loathing and a disgust with the way I was acting. I think we can all relate.

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on Mar. 24 2012 at 4:12 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Wow so much detail, I know exactly how it feels!

on Mar. 19 2012 at 6:43 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

This is soo cool! I love how you went into so much detail; that is EXACTLY how I feel!

on Mar. 17 2012 at 11:42 pm
Belluna45 PLATINUM, Shelbyville, Kentucky
31 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Look after my heart- I've left it with you."
-Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse (Twilight #3))
"Either write something worth reading or do something wor
th writing."
-Benjamin Franklin
"A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest."
-Johnny Depp

wow this give a really strong image its really cool how you did that...i guess that's what i should be expecting soon....

on Mar. 17 2012 at 2:18 am
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

tris was really cool and so inteligentely griten and the imagery was jus so vivid

on Mar. 15 2012 at 4:37 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

The images you meant to put forward were vivid, and my stomach turned a bit~ It was a cool poem---I felt like I was back in ninth grade biology dissecting worms and pigs.

on Mar. 15 2012 at 11:06 am
AgentOrange789 GOLD, Friendswood, Texas
16 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a saying they have, that a man has a false heart in his mouth for the world to see, another in his breast to show to his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is never known to anyone except to himself alone, hidden only God knows where."
-James Clavell, "Shogun"

This is really awesome! I actually had to go back and reread the whole thing after the last line, to figure out how ingenious it was. haha :D

on Mar. 15 2012 at 10:01 am
amahzing_grace GOLD, Prattville, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

this is really good! (:

Ariya GOLD said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 3:43 pm
Ariya GOLD, Charleston, South Carolina
12 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
-Alfred (Batman Begins)

I can totally relate to this. I love how vividly it's written and how the feelings are explained.

on Mar. 14 2012 at 3:13 pm
dreamshaker GOLD, Clarkston, Michigan
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This is stunning.
I love it - it's so intense, and the descriptions are so vivid. I particularly loved the last line! It was perfect.

miaq96 SILVER said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 12:52 pm
miaq96 SILVER, Karachi, Other
7 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
never run after success,be such a person that success runs after you.

when you start reading it,seems you are a tough time and battling with your soul. Even if you have any confusion throughout the reading it gets straightened out when you reach to the end.Ithink every one can relate to this poem because we all have the green monster inside of us.On the whole i love the comparission of sickness to jelousy:)

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 11:40 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

I am curious- what mixed emotions did you feel? It would sort of help me out if I could know how you as the reader felt, because as the author I can be pretty biased to what I have written. =P

on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:52 am
krarthurs SILVER, Plymouth, Massachusetts
9 articles 3 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
-Thomas Hobbes

I really enjoyed this poem. The whole aspect of jealousy and the symbolism you included in this piece was incredible. Well done. 

miaq96 SILVER said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 6:04 am
miaq96 SILVER, Karachi, Other
7 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
never run after success,be such a person that success runs after you.

hmmm really good.i felt mixed emotion though...but on the whole really creative,i like it:)

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Mar. 13 2012 at 2:16 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

Thanks so much for the feedback though. =] You definitely made me critically look at my poem again in a way that I hadn't really considered. That was very helpful.

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Mar. 13 2012 at 2:14 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

This poem is an extended metaphor- it's comparing jealousy to a sickness. Really, the whole point of this poem was to create vivid images in an attempt to explore the ways jealousy makes us act. I was trying to capture the complex feelings that come with jealousy- such as pain, self-disgust, etc. I was particularly trying to focus on how, usually, when someone is sick they get a lot of sympathy and concern, but how in the end jealousy is just a sickness that others are only repulsed by. So really, there wasn't much of a message TO the reader. This poem was an exploration of an emotion that almost every single reader and writer has gone through. 

on Mar. 12 2012 at 7:42 am
loveissmiles GOLD, Lynn, Indiana
13 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I live for the nights I can't remember with the people I will never forget." -Carassisa M-<3

"What the mind can perceive, the body can achieve." -Softball Coach Steve B-

I am taken back by this, and am left rather speechless. But...it's good. I think. I am a little confused though...What was the message here? What did u want me, the reader, to feel? It's a good piece, i just wish that your message had been more clear.


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