Stereotypical of You

Everyone expects something from someone.
Everyone expects guys.
To be guys.
To like explosions and fighting.
And to hate writing and reading.
And school and poems.





Whatever Stereotypes.

Well I’m a guy.
As guy as guys get.
And sure I like explosions.
And fighting.
But I also love writing.

Because I’m me.

And as I sit here right now.
At 5:31 on January 31, 2010
I’m am sitting with a book.
In my hand.
A pen and paper.
Under my gaze.
Writing a poem.
Playing video games.
And talking to my girlfriend.

So as I sit her.
Today.
I rest my case.





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aub13zzz said...
Jul. 4, 2010 at 11:17 am
hey Ben, it's Aubrey! :) haha! i loved it! i thought u got your point across very nicely! and i loved how you said "I rest my case"... i thought it had that sort of well-deserved smugness to it! i loved it so much! ive read a few other poems of urs and ur a great writer! im not surprised that ur on a poetry slam team b/c ur soo good! i commented on this one because it stood out to me! great job! keep writing! :)
 
SlamminMan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm
hey Aubrey, thank you very much for your comment. i am glad you think that and it felt cool to get a comment... haha well i have some new work but i cant get on teen ink on my comp. i was just wondering if you would be interested in talking more on newer pieces. my email is bm.ben.militello@gmail.com. maybe if you get in touch with me we can edit some more pieces.
 
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