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All too often have I seen young lovers
Enveloped in their sweet, sticky sessions
Oh, now they speak dear words.
Next week’s a different story,
Petty arguments soon sever their love
And is no longer a part of their inventory.
Yes, Tomlin had it right.
I have no time for such nonsense.
With the whole wide world left to explore,
Why would I succumb to such lame pretense?
No, let me see the pyramids
And the Parthenon.
I want to fly free and fast as an eagle,
Not wallow in some love-drawn caisson.
Let me read Shakespeare,
Not a thoughtless love note.
Let me laugh first, and dream first, and live first
Before sweet, sticky words slip from my throat.


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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gorgeousnightmare13 said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm
I love your poem.  It tells how you feel, and better what life is sometimes about.  Keep it up.  O, and the best poems are that way.  I hope you become famous one day for your work.  Keep writting.  I can't wait to hear more.
 
LovelyButterflyWings said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 10:10 am
This is AWESOME!!! It's so beautiful, and I can honestly relate to the feelings you convey in this piece. You have a brilliant writing style and capture a scene perfectly! keep Writing :)
 
Leann13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm
verrry nice. i love the sensory detail- i can tell you know what you are writing about.
 
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