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Butter is lightning on the toast
So smooth and slick,-eyes couldn’t see
I, my wooden box afloat
And your steel miles beneath the sea
I’m yellow under the sun
My intentions melt to paste
That river doesn’t quench my thirst
Because the water runs in place
I’m a lover of your wings
I shot you down from the sky
You thought pain was a form of love
But the truth made your bruises cry
Now that you realize the truth
You and all your wounds are running
You may know my every move
But you cannot see me coming
I drank from your tainted liquid
I licked clean your wretched plate
You’re decomposing in my spit
Your life is frozen on my face
I tore you down from the sky
I was strong and I was bold
In the ocean I was found
Bleeding out your chemicals.





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DreamWriter15 said...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm
I like this poem's morbidness and depth and darkness, and also it's impenetrable sense of humor.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 3:21 am
i suppose i could see the morbidness if this microscope was powerul enough. and I'm glad you found humor in it.....what humor?
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm
I can't explain exactly, there's just a sort of natural way you put your words that's kind of aloof and humorous...
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm
oh, you plainexed it. thank you taincap. could you plese read when it rains and think me what you tell? it might be anonymous, but I'm pretty sure its under my namage.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm
I shall try to find it....
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm
you thank.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm
[sad face] I can't find it, the advanced search sux
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 2:59 am
when it rains, free verse, nonpublished. type the title just as you see it captain. no author name. merci. I just did it. it worked.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 11:29 am
well it's not working for me, but I'll keep trying....dern technology
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm
merci captain.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm
I found it!
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm
i see..............................
 
Kairah027 said...
May 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm
I LIKE THIS ALOT, AND ACTUALLY PREFER THE ENDING, I'M JUST NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND IT FULLY.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm
thank-it kinda means that while trying to hurt you i got hurt. in the end you got to me-,well not you-but you know what i mean.
 
CreativeScript said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm
It's good! I enjoyed the beginning the most though! :)
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm
really? i thought thats what would throw people off. do you get the 3rd and 4th lines. It's not just conspicuous rhyme. every line means something. do you really understand this or do you just like it?
 
jessica.cherish.conner replied...
May 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm
I actually liked the ending better!! this one (for now) my favorite of yours..
 
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