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Like bread jammed into a toaster.
Caught between one world and the next
He longs to be buttered
but is still premature.

He is frightened of the orange juice,
her long slender body and
golden pulp-filled nectar.
she is plates ahead of him.

but still with thirty seconds left,
he could easily go back and sit
with his twenty-three soft companions
inside his shell of plastic with no worries.

They could settle for peanut-butter and fluff,
but he longs for the cherry jam
to smear across his crisp, tanned surface.
And still, he is not quite there.

If he attempts to emerge too soon he will
appear flimsy and tasteless.
If he falters a little he will become charred.
Undesirable, worthless dog food.

But as soon as his courage goes stale,
he feels his beckoning. A metallic thud urges him
to a world of hunger-filled breath,
thrust into the life he has desired for ages.

He finally feels needed as he is set beside
his buddy bacon, and among his cousin
egg. His life of worthless counter-topping
is finally sliced.

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SilentNinjaThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 21, 2013 at 8:35 am
I have never heard such a bug metaphor :)
 
ChrisJThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm
Very creative and insightful, good job!
 
laptoploser1220 said...
Mar. 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm
This is so creative. I love the way you expressed this(:
 
dragon13245 said...
Aug. 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm
i like it.
 
bite.sized.beauty said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 5:38 am
i liked it alot. i loved the metaphor
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2009 at 1:43 am
interesting.... but wonderful....
 
sav0405 said...
Jul. 25, 2009 at 2:41 am
lol i really liked this. not at all what i thought it was going to be with a title like "puberty", but it was cute and funny.
 
Wildheart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2009 at 11:39 pm
I didnt understand most of it. but an interesting topic. :-)
 
xxmychemdianaxx said...
Jun. 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm
good job overall.
unstable topic though, don't you think?
 
~blackrose~ said...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm
wow awesome lol. i love how you made the metaphors sound so good with the writing. it was really good. keep up the good work and please read and comment my writing please!!! lol =)
 
Lifesurprisesyou said...
Jun. 25, 2009 at 11:50 pm
i love the comparison!! never would have thought of it that way before
 
chelsie R. said...
Jun. 25, 2009 at 6:07 am
omg i tottallly love what you wrote,its soooo awsome!
 
cmoney1996 said...
Jun. 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm
Very good i like all the Metaphors and similes
 
Schubster said...
Jun. 21, 2009 at 1:50 pm
loved the metaphors in this piece. :) great poem
 
Angelou said...
Jun. 21, 2009 at 1:42 am
I loved the risqué double-entendres
 
KaylaMarie said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm
awesome poem. <3 you should continue to write you have a great talent
 
Swimgirl said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm
whoa this is REALLY GOOD. My favorite part is
"A metallic thud urges him
to a world of hunger-filled breath,
thrust into the life he has desired for ages."
 
CrazyPencilGirl said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 11:15 am
whoa
 
Derek I. said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 3:02 am
This is Really amazing. It actually describes puberty quite well. very nice job.
 
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