July 1, 2009
By Joanna Nastarowicz BRONZE, South Plainfield, New Jersey
Joanna Nastarowicz BRONZE, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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The kitchen needs new cabinets,
the walls need new trim,
and the patio needs new tiles.
Constant complaints, harping, and carping,
my mother never ceases,
my father ceases listening.
“It’ll go on the list” is his response
After every tantrum and fight.
shows, which I see as wood,
wood that fuels the fire.
Its warmth turned to ice.
The cold shoulder, the silent treatment,
used to get throw pillows and knick-knacks.
This fire never stopping, only smoldering
“We could use new faucets for the bathroom, new curtains for the porch …. ”

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on Jan. 3 2011 at 12:51 pm
You must be REALLY OLD.

on Dec. 4 2009 at 2:59 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

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on Nov. 19 2009 at 7:48 pm
mutekid016 GOLD, Gap, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Remember when you play like a girl used to be an insult?" Mia Hamm

I think it's amazing. I think I get what your saying. The new trim and walls are discussions you tried to have. Your parents don't listen to you. I think your a deep insighted person. Love it. And for the record it is totally not lame !

on Sep. 3 2009 at 10:25 pm
yaelephant5 PLATINUM, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind."

reminds me a little of the opposite of this poem

on Sep. 2 2009 at 5:13 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

ummm... harsh much?

lolalala said...
on Sep. 2 2009 at 1:42 am
Ummmm I dont get it... And even if i did get it id say GAYYY

on Sep. 1 2009 at 12:47 am
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore

See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

i love this! u have an amazing way of making people feel like they can relate!

mgraves said...
on Aug. 28 2009 at 3:48 am
Great rhythm, awesome poem. I can relate too!

on Aug. 20 2009 at 5:40 pm
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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preety good!!!

on Aug. 19 2009 at 2:46 am
MalloryComer BRONZE, Elkton, Virginia
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Good work. I could totally relate.

on Aug. 15 2009 at 10:08 pm
ArielleV BRONZE, Canton, Massachusetts
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That was good stuff. There are a few things going on in this poem, and you did a nice job at weaving the two of them together. I liked that whole idea that the anger never really died down, and there is a sort of vicious cycle taking place. Nice work!

on Aug. 3 2009 at 7:53 pm
KDtheGhostwriter GOLD, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"You are not special; And I am no hero."

I'm glad that you choose "New" as the title. It really does the piece justice. Good job.

Kazim Zaidi said...
on Jul. 31 2009 at 2:00 am
Kazim Zaidi, Freehold, New Jersey
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i love how the symbolic "fire" is related so accurately to the poem at its different stages. it utilizes beautiful language and great style. as many people have already asked you: could you read my work?

on Jul. 29 2009 at 5:43 am
BillyJoeBobKellyGeorge PLATINUM, Gardena, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be." ~ grandma moses

I like the intensity of your poem whereas the flow is at a constant. Continue to write.

on Jul. 24 2009 at 1:13 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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3 words ... awesome loved it! <3 Kayla p.s. tell me what you think of my work, please and thanks!?

on Jul. 23 2009 at 9:47 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I love this piece. It's very interesting. Your poem flows so perfectly. Keep it up!

~~If you have time, please check out my work. Comment and rate. Only if you wish! Thanks!

on Jul. 22 2009 at 1:55 am
Kelly Johnson BRONZE, Silver Spring, Maryland
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I really like this and can relate to this a lot. My mom is always whining about getting new junk and then depressed cause' we are not wealthy enough to cover everything in gold. Thanks for the poem.

Lainee said...
on Jul. 21 2009 at 1:56 pm
Your writing is poetic, but the most intriguing thing is that it is such a good example of real life, and good writers stroke life often.

on Jul. 16 2009 at 9:40 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

Wow. That was really good. I loved your word choice and you are an amazing writer. :)

cree8ive GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 2009 at 11:55 pm
cree8ive GOLD, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Mariane Williamson

i really liked it! you did a good job capturing what you wanted to. love the style, word choice, all very good. would you mind reading some of my stuff and giving me some pointers? i'm always up for advice!

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