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Inevermetsomeone
Whocouldtalksofast
Andsaynexttonothing
Insuchanurgentmanner.

I NEVER MET SOMEONE
WHO COULD TALK SO LOUD
AND YET SPEAK SO SOFTLY
I COULD BARELY HEAR.

I … like … never … um … met … ­someone …
who … could … uh … think … so … much …
and … like … say … hmm … so … little …
that … I … er … saw … no … point … to … it …

!!!I!!!never!!!met!!!someone!!!
?who?could?use?tons?of?punctuation?
!?and!?express!?no!?emotion!?
… it … sounded … like … m-o-n-o-t-o-n-e …

I never met someone
who could fake it so well
and fail so miserably
that I stopped believing.

DidYOUum!!!hear

that?

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Mrs.parez said...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm:
i dont get it
 
Risible replied...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm :
It's making fun of how teenagers talk and write, and exposing how with all the talk, not much actually gets said. It's also exposing someone that hides behind all that talk with lies and empty words. Sorry Joanna L. I love the poem and felt the need to respond! :) Apologies, and correct me, if that's not right!
 
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Laura_Oliver said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm:
This is a nice, fun poem. DidYOUum!!!hear that? I certainly did!
 
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Angie.Hudak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm:
I'm in love with this! The poem is creative and uses other things than words to get a point across :) I'd love to see more poetry like this!
 
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Alon_Freevoice said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 5:54 am:
CREATIVITY ALERTNESS!!
 
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lovetildeath said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 1:49 am:
I like how the different forms of pnctuation t makes the flow of the poem easier to read.Good work and ikts qite original.
 
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Kat4ever333 said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm:
its unique and beautiful
 
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YouAreBeautiful said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm:

The part where it's all caps, made me yell it in my head. Which gave me a headache.

 

Great poem though!:D

 
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cassxxx8 said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm:
this was interesting to read
 
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EmilyDs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm:
Hmm...this is very interesting style!
 
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tsa502 said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm:
This is a well written poem. It has a lot of creativity to it. This poem uses different types of words to make the poem flow easier. The last stanza is all my favorite. "I never met someone/who could fake it so well/and fail so miserably/that I stopped believing. This stanza could be used to describe many people and their situation in the world today.
 
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Amnoona said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm:

Very creative! A well-written poem with a nice iambic-pentameter.

Welldone. This is fabulous!

 
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Suhyoon said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 3:42 am:

Amazing rhythm and voice!

You make excellent use of irregular spacing and punctuation to achieve this effect.

A clear message too :)

 

 
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savagivity777 said...
May 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm:
While the creative approach is pleasing at first read through, it lacks the sort of depth that would cause me to read this again, and again. Other than that, Phillip is pleased.
 
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BiancaMarie said...
May 26, 2010 at 10:39 am:

i like itttt!

 

 
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August B. said...
May 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm:
uhh i get it, i'm still a little hazy on the point of writing this. but overall, great poem!
 
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Destinyschool6 said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 8:20 pm:
Omg awesome poem it was so creative and i can not wait to turn it in as my language arts homework on monday. The assignment was to find an awesome poem that you thaught was original and something you have never seen before this one totally won.
 
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Literalist17 said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 10:07 am:
wow, i really liked this, very nicely done.
 
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nvrxexistedx2xu said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 8:32 am:
I really like this!
 
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SilentDeath134 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm:

wow this was really creative i loved it!!

 

 
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