Seventeen Muscles

January 20, 2009
Seventeen is less than forty-two
but which seventeen?
the seventeen you use
when someone tells you a joke
the seventeen you use
when you want a facade
the seventeen you use
when you're happy
the seventeen you use
consciously and unconsciously
the seventeen you use
in your daily life
the seventeen you use
all the time
the seventeen you use
often or seldom, it's your choice
the seventeen you use
when you've done something worthwhile
the seventeen you use
when you finish that mile
the seventeen you use
when you smile





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blissfully_loved This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm
This is so good! And realistic! Time flies by so quickly leaving us confused how to act...
 
blackamethyst said...
Jun. 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm
I love this poem, especially the part about smiling when you want to keep up a facade
 
SilverDawn said...
Jun. 9, 2009 at 5:27 am
hey, that's pretty cute! isn't the title in one of your other poems.. "To my best friend" or something? i didn't get it back there x)
 
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