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Sentinel happily watching
oh so innocent American dream
man's first luck
woman's last love
the pristine skirtsandtiesonsunday family
children barefoot, sprinklers on the lawn
a hot day and lemonade

Guard proudly tearing up
mamaiamnobaby American sweethearts
boy's first kiss
girl's last dance
the flashy outforpromdazzling young couple
balloons and streamers shaking their hips, arm in arm slow dancing
a Friday night and glitter

Caretaker, hopefully listening for the
professional redstilettomascaramondaycrispcuffedstripedtietuesday American ­power couple
man's first fear
woman's last laugh
the ironed deepvoicenicetomeetyou fearful ­fiancé
man handshaking, baby photos smiling on the table
a rainy Saturday and wine

Friend satisfied and resting
caught up in the past American soulmates
man's first love
woman's last luck
the gray puffybathrobedozeoffandsnore ­elderly Wednesday
rusted floral picture frames, faded scrapbooks
a blue rocking chair on the carpet
a tired Thursday passing

Show-off up for sale
still top-notchqualitynewappliances-tileandhardwood
man's first offer
woman's last bid
the pristine skirtsandtiesonsunday family
living the American dream
children barefoot, sprinklers on the lawn
a hot day and lemonade
life revolves again
about and around
the white picket
fence

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Duckie430This 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...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm:
this is really good. i love all the decription.
 
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TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 24, 2009 at 5:30 pm:
wow that was really good! I loved your usage of words.
 
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savinGrace said...
Oct. 15, 2009 at 11:10 pm:
Amazing! The wording was brilliant, and everything flowed to make an easy to read and very enjoyable poem!
 
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//_^) said...
Oct. 10, 2009 at 5:23 am:
wow. wow. i love it!
 
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GoodnightMySomeone said...
Oct. 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm:
I love it! Sad, happy, and true all at the same time! Wonderful!
 
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MeghanMichelle said...
Oct. 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm:
Amazing, amazing poem!!!!
 
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