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Faces swirl
fuse
mold
into one
as El trains
whip past.

I’ve Seen Your Face Before
you aren’t that different
At All

Faces recycled

Her:
A Porcelain doll
careful not to
shatter
the glass

Him:
eyes like
coffee truffles
follow mine
down
the escalator

Us:
gawky
sweet smiley silences
cross our faces
spelling out the words
we dare not say to
the other

Cosmic forces made it
this way;
we aren’t the same
simply repeated patterns,
a strand of DNA
dripping with A’s



T’s



C’s


G’s
Cohesive:
our humanity –
a fresh scar
sole tear
lone kiss

but faces
become the same
as El trains
whip past

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Mz.Minny2011 said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm:
dis iz aewsum!!!!
 
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xXxfantasyxXx said...
Feb. 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm:
AWESOME!!!!! XD
 
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Apeggy said...
Feb. 16, 2011 at 9:33 am:
This was a beautiful poem, and if you have time look at some of my poems.
 
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TheSummoningFreak said...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 12:14 am:
Amazing!, I loved it.
 
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beckyann1296 said...
Apr. 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm:
Great Poem! your shoulda been rated as the best!
 
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Powd3er said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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Cady_This 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...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 10:22 pm:
I tagged this as a favorite, it is probably the one I would rate to be the best one that touched me, FIVE STARS definately.
 
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Regisky10 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 10:33 pm:
This was so deep, it could be shallow. I loved it!
 
Cady_This 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...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm :
I believe it was deep as well, and I think she should keep writting..
 
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KICK3593 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm:
Good. At least you insist on something natural and a little more original in human nature.
 
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i<3jesus636This 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...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm:
This poem is very deep. I love the flow, the words, the beauty- everything about it. Keep writing!
 
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aspiring.author.09 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 8:30 am:
This was very intriguing. I'm not sure I really understand ALL of it, but I do get some of it, and this poem was very good. I'd love to hear more from you, great job!
 
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Desiree R. said...
Sept. 6, 2009 at 9:25 am:
I love this poem.
 
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Yael R. said...
Sept. 3, 2009 at 9:58 pm:
i love the imagery that evokes movement (train/ swirling etc.) you really feel swept up in the poem
 
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bridget :) said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 10:56 pm:
wow i love dis poem cz like dat happens all da time 2 people like do i kno u and like ya :)
 
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Shanika P. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm:
"Cohesive:
our humanity --
a fresh scar
sole tear
lone kiss"

I like that.
 
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Eilina S. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 3:40 pm:
Amazingly, this stads out from all the other suff her. Its a whirlwind of ideas that don't stop. This is what freestyle poetry is at a normal level. This is the kind of thing normal people should be writing. It has a vague rythym, and a theme. That's all it needs. Well done!
 
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babe892 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2009 at 7:20 am:
This was really great- I loved it! What great images to put out there, so vivid, so interesting.
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 5:24 pm:
This is the second time I have read this poem and it becomes better with every reading! Keep up the great work!
 
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LilJ<3 said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 12:53 am:
this is great. you are really talented.
 
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