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Respect

A normal day
is filled with many spills,
some accidental, some not.
The shattering of a beer bottle
against the brick wall,
or the accidental
spill of milk.
But
as the day progresses,
you cannot deny
that there are many spills,
and they are dried up
with towels.
Yielding,
Absorbant.
The towel sits on the rod
Waiting.
Until it is needed.
It dries up the spill, and saves the day.
A valiant hero.
But towels know
which spills to clean,
Which ones to respect.
For the more a towel dries,
the wetter it gets.
So, just in case there are any spills today,
Keep a towel handy.



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agtha.shellen said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm:
My favorite part of the poem is the middle. The beginning was confusing a bit but over all I love it just like all your other work!
 
MissFaber replied...
Sept. 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm :
Thanksss :)
 
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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm:

it made me think, that's for sure. really cool. oh, and shamWOW came to mind also. lol.

but really, I truly enjoyed this. I'm going to have to reread it a few times to understand it though! :)

 
MissFaber replied...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm :
lol, ShamWow? That's a first! And I'm truly honored as someone who enjoys writing that this poem made you think. Thanks for reading! :)
 
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jason92 said...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 10:37 am:
This poem made me feel weird for a few seconds after I finished reading it. lol. But that's a good thing. This poem was EXTREMELY creative, and I haven't seen anything like it before
 
MissFaber replied...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm :
Uniqueness is one of my priorities! Thanks for reading =)
 
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imrighthereyouknow said...
May 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm:
i really like this! At first I didn't really get it, but then after I thought about it a little I think I got the connection. Good rhythm, too. Great job!!
 
MissFaber replied...
May 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm :
thanks for all your nice comments on my stories :)
 
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emilyjoeThis 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...
May 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm:
awesome! i love poetry, and this kept a constant beat. great imagination. the world needs more people like you, kiddo (:
 
MissFaber replied...
May 20, 2010 at 7:53 am :
thanks!! ur comment made me smile :)
 
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RitaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm:
Wow! This is great! I especially like the beginning, 'a normal day'. I also love 'Yielding, Absorbant'. Great use of enjambment througout, and your use of punctuation.
Keep up the good work. I'm waiting for your next poem. :)
 
MissFaber replied...
May 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm :
thanks you very much!! I'm not much of a poet (lol) so this was me trying something new. My prose is usually better. But I'm glad you liked it!
 
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Sunshine said...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm:
That was SOOO creative which is really rare!!!!!
 
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soccercrazy said...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm:

so... is the message, show respect to towels?

for some reason, i love it. it's very odd and random, but i really like it alot. =]

 
MissFaber replied...
Apr. 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm :
Yup, you got it right on the dot! lol. thanks for commenting on my articles :)
 
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daBEAST said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm:
OMFGOMFGOMFG that was really really really good
 
MissFaber replied...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm :
Thank you for your feedback! :)
 
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The~crayon~in~my~heart said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm:
hello! bright red flag in the editors face! why are your stories and stuff not all in the magasine? i dont get it!
 
MissFaber replied...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 10:15 am :
I know :( "Order 423" and "The inspiration has left me" has made it to the front page a few times, but not to the magazine yet. Keep rating and tell other people to comment and rate! Thanks!
 
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nessie12 said...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm:
I like it i dont know why but i do
 
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