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Please can I have that guy who sings to me?
Please can I have that guy
Who knows how to raise my cheekbones from ear to ear in the most unfeasible situations
Who doesn’t mind my immense eating habit and finds it to be intriguing
Wondering why the food doesn’t stick
Like nectar on bees
Who makes me the only dirt cakes from scratch which he says he put his whole foot in
Who walks like cocky Tyson Beckford with his superlative swagger across the catwalk
Who recalls my every knock-knock joke and has them all stored in the back of his mind like a FedEx package
Originated from my inner Dave Chappelle
Ready to be delivered out the soles of his lips,
To be mutual between us once again –
And no one can interpret this but us because
It’s our little secretive jest
Who keeps that Orbit fresh breath and ­Colgate smile;
Who talks like a baby Barry White, with his assuring
Big daddy tone in preparation of a slow ­seduction
Of my mind mentally silent from the world;
Who knows that bombarding me with ­compliments
Like an overflowing sullied toilet filled with feces, urine, gum, and hair
Is just too typical: please can I have that guy friend
Who knows that I don’t want that.
Who is not prepared to change himself to ­appease me.
Who, when I collapse to the floor like an iron-lacking anemic
While broken with tears and moaning like an abused milked cow
That enjoys nothing but the fresh dry grass
From the vast fields of the suffering and ­polluted earth used and abused,
Picks me up like a strong lion would grab his cub in the clutch of its mouth.

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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Fia-fia said...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Wow this is a great poem.. .so specific, and funny. Your right, this is something almost special between two people, a quirky relationship that is unique and special but is also not understandable.... thank you for sharing!


Jen_Vargas said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm
Wow... this poem is so cool in it's own way... Very intriguing. (:
Mimi15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Check out my poem 'On our Own'
kairi.kaylynThis 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. 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm
I loved this bacause it's kinda what I want
QueenOfMars said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 11:21 am
I'm running out of words to express how beautifully this is written! The only word that comes to my mind is : ASWESOME! :)
PI_CA_BO said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:16 am
I know i usually like free verses but i LOVED this free verse.  I pray that you continue with all your work, because i can relate with all my heart.
CaliLacey7 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm
your are an outstanding writer!!! The things and words you come up with are soooo good!!!!
Harmony657 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm
I love this! You have amazing comparisions that help so much with visualization.
believeinyou said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm
i want one of those guys:)
dragonbee said...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm
wow ur really good
Wolfie16 said...
Dec. 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm
i agree that is really good. i'm tagging it as a fav. =]
real_as_can_be101 said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 11:02 am
That's really good.
pencilinmyhand This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm
this is so cute! please read mine and tell me whatcha think(:
Daydreamer14 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Great poem!:)
distressed_cinderella said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm
Amen sistah, gotta love those guy friends!!I don't have any problem with the style (like some people ahem), it makes it less easy to understand immediately. You have to read it over and think, and I like poems that make me do that.
Oldmanriver said...
May 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm
wow, that is really something. it makes you really wonder if the guy you like really deserves you.
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Very creative, powerful, and quirky.  I love it.
desi95 said...
May 1, 2010 at 10:14 pm
wow this poem is makes u think of wut i really want in a guy.
lnvo97 said...
May 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm
i really liked it!!! i thought the different way of writing it was so.. clever !!!
yesimdarrian101 said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 8:27 pm
 I have never seen this style of poetry before. It's unique and strange touch was like really incredible.
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