Mechanical Love Poem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.

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Once I’ve fixed myself
I will generate more steam than
the sun and like
politicians
speaking more promises than I can keep

Once I find that wrench I promise to
collect my maimed parts
remind me on Monday so I can
bring out the trash

Once this hammer wrestles this nail in
I will
turn around and around again
counting all the times I’ve written
my serial number over
yesterday it was B575575
I was in a haiku mood
but today I am D723410

Once the tape runs out and I won’t fall apart
I’ll run my heart over all wrapped up to your doorstep
press the highlighted button and hide as the
ring echoes through your house

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the May 2008 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.






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Jordyn F. said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 5:21 am
wow this is really good. nice work :)
 
Malarie D. said...
May 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm
I love it!!!
 
:PBUBBLES:P said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm
This is really cool, very interesting. I like the end. Very thought provoking
 
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