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Media promises fast cars, big dreams
But my G.I. Joe Kung Fu grip can’t grasp
The toy soldier thought platoons and war teams
Fighting doubts with synaptic head gun rasp.

Pip Pip poetry pops Prozac, late night
Red Bulls, red eyes, chemical concentrate.
Scratch scratch poetry writes real dreams, night-light
Soft-says to fatigued pupils: “dilate.”

Ain’t no yesterday no more, miss dolly
The city sponge absorbed our memories,
Blew, like dandelions, our teenage folly,
and tore blank pages from our diaries.

This lifestyle paints the neon moral boat
We sail away from “the before” we wrote.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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SpringRayynThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm:
Wow, maybe I'm just tired, but this made absolutely no sense to me. I loved it anyway! C:
 
WOWritingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 27 at 7:16 am :
I didn't really get it either but it was still well-written and  i really like it :)
 
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Marlyre said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 9:05 pm:
nice rhythm, totally get where your coming form as a writer... read some of mine?
 
Marlyre replied...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm :
sry my computer was being stupid... two critiques for the price of one?
 
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Marlyre said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm:
nice rhythm, totally been there... being a writer sometimes feels like a full time job! read some of mine?
 
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Grania This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm:
This is a meaningful poem with a good, consistant rhythm and good images. I really like your use of alliteration, as well. Keep up the good work!
 
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