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My heart is a clock
Tick, Tock, beat, beat
Thump, ring as the hour hand hits twelve

My heart is paint
Different colors with millions of discoveries
From Kleenex to a dead computer screen
From a Larousse French dictionary to sea glass

My heart is a ruler
Once broken it takes a new shape,
Jagged at one end, smooth at the other,
Used for the same purpose, but an individual
Jagged but smooth is my heart.

My heart is a book
More Copperfield than Caulfield, Cristo, or Carton
More Aramis than Athos
Through rich luscious pages,
Gilded letters tell a story one eighth full
Of a character never told before



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StevImagenary said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm
THAT WAS AMAZING! No really. Hope you have a chance to read my work.
 
Lizzie727 said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 10:00 am
Omg this poem is amazing Zach!
 
Emmers said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:25 pm
wow this is great. i like the different ways you chose to explain what your heart is. nice work!!
 
hBaAnNnAaNhA said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm
interesting.. i like it, it's different in a good way:) especially the paint
please check out my work, it would be much appreciated!
 
zacharydinan replied...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm
thanks. My favorite stanzas are the ones regarding paint and books.
 
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