Duct Tape Love MAG

January 11, 2009
By skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
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I’m trying so hard,
picking the pieces of me
up off of the floor,
putting them back
into an imperfect, imbalanced,
human teenage girl,
holding her together.

Got nothing to stick her
back together with
but love and memories
and your dumb jokes
that never made me laugh –
like the one about duct tape and the force –
both have a light side and a dark side
and hold the world together.
Now it’s holding her together.

Got nothing to prop her up on
but summer nights and tears
and your stupid clichés
about boy things, like Chuck Norris,
how he holds duct tape together.
Now it’s holding her together.

Got nothing to give her life with
but puddles and laughter
and your annoying wisecracks,
always making fun of me:
how silence is golden
but duct tape is silver,
holding your lips together.
Now it’s holding her together.

My work isn’t perfect.
It’s messy and lopsided;
it’s hormonally imbalanced,
but I’ve got enough of you
and enough duct tape
and it’s holding her together.



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on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:28 pm
killingspree1000 BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
DIE

this makes me feel nice and so it's because of writters like you that keep my hopes up.

on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:27 pm
killingspree1000 BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
DIE

I agree with you. such love and compation. I can relate to this to.

on Jan. 3 2011 at 7:59 am
TheContentedWanderer94 GOLD, Tallahassee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I can relate to this. I love poetry that makes me feel like I'm not alone. Thank you! and Keep Writing! You have a gift!

on Dec. 20 2010 at 8:31 pm
cantabile BRONZE, Boerne, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"We walk by faith not by sight" 2 Corrinthians 5:7
Let it come to you

hey great job. I like how you used somewhat of a general thing to write about that we could relate to, but also took it much further and deeper. 

on Dec. 5 2010 at 12:06 pm
kylahhhhhhhhhhhhhh BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
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wow that is just so  beautiful! keep it up!

pookie11 said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 1:54 pm
pookie11, Yhffsfgdg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't wanna break your heart
I wanna give your heart a break
I know you're scared it's wrong
Like you might make a mistake
There's just one life to live
And there's no time to wait, to waste
So let me give your heart a break"

i feel like this poem more then you can ever know!!!

on Nov. 13 2010 at 8:47 am
sillywillysooz GOLD, Grantsville, Utah
15 articles 60 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"never let the fear of striking out, ever keep you from playing the game"

i really liked it!! good job!!

alexxeo GOLD said...
on Oct. 21 2010 at 1:14 pm
alexxeo GOLD, Saint Helens, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Absence from the ones we love is self from self-- a deadly banishment." -William Shakespere

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo De Vinci

"Seduce my mind
...and speak those words to the point of
contradiction.
Hypocrisy never seemed so beautiful.
Your lips have it down to an
art. Oh, I know I'm in love with
wordplay.
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper. " -By Anonymous, Mississauga, Canada

I really liked this poem... So simple, so complex(:

Great job:DD


on Sep. 8 2010 at 1:40 pm
Nicole93 PLATINUM, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the best two people to be together are the last two to realize it.

ahh if i read this correctly this is exactly how i feel!

Lostinbooks said...
on Sep. 5 2010 at 12:29 am
Lostinbooks, Arcadia, California
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I felt the transition from "I" to "her" was a bit abrupt.  But other than that...wow.

 

I've just been thinking I needed duct taped.  And look, you've already written a poem on the subject of 'human duct tape!' Nice work :)


on Aug. 3 2010 at 2:09 am
RebeccaMey SILVER, Poughkeepsie, New York
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Favorite Quote:
If you love it let it go. If it comes back to you its yours to keep.

You are an amazing writer, and I can relate to the part about needing to be put back together.

on Jul. 26 2010 at 2:30 pm
KirstynAlexandra PLATINUM, Baltimore, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
\"I\'m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can\'t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don\'t deserve me at my best.\"
— Marilyn Monroe

Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein

i defnitely thing the word choice is great, but i did get a little confused in the middle. good job, though. plz read my pieces! :)

on Jul. 25 2010 at 8:17 pm
saveyourheart BRONZE, Jefferson, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

wow,

this is really good.!


on May. 21 2010 at 6:24 am
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

this is really, really great. one thing that stumbled me a little while reading your poem is that in the beginning, you are clearly talk about YOU. (you use the word my) then towards the second half, you switch over to "Her". if you want your poem to do that then thats more than fine, i just wanted to make u aware that you were switching. :)

maRAWR GOLD said...
on May. 5 2010 at 2:29 pm
maRAWR GOLD, Greeley, Colorado
14 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"all you need is love" -the beatles =)

for a lot of us, its probably poetry, and not duct tape thats holding us together ;P

loved the poem!


on Mar. 16 2010 at 12:46 am
bloodypoet GOLD, Los Lunas, New Mexico
17 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
you live until you die but if you can't live then you can't die.

very nice one.

on Feb. 21 2010 at 12:15 pm
mandielynnrose GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Oh wow I can relate to this. It's weird that we miss these people that at the time we got so irritated by.

KaitlynC GOLD said...
on Jan. 31 2010 at 5:24 pm
KaitlynC GOLD, Oneonta, New York
16 articles 1 photo 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when i met you i fell in love and you smiled because you knew" ~William Shakespear

wow this is amazing...keep up the good work hun

on Jan. 31 2010 at 4:43 pm
PoetLaureate BRONZE, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Its better to love than to have never loved at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agreed!!!!!!!!!

on Jan. 31 2010 at 4:41 pm
PoetLaureate BRONZE, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Its better to love than to have never loved at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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