Scratch That

February 20, 2010
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Scratch this, scratch that
Into the waste bin it flies
No, that’s not good
And its friend joins

Scratch this, scratch that
Switch the lines here
Adjust a word there
Ugh, still horrible
Ball up the paper yet again

Scratch this, scratch that
Why doesn’t anything sound right
Crumble it up, shoot
If only this was basketball
For every mistake, two points
At least I’ve mastered my hook shot

Scratch this, scratch that
A new paper, a clean start
Nothing is… wait scratch that
I’m done, finally finished
Mere inches of a poem
Countless hours of writing
And only one overflowing trashcan

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Han15 said...
Mar. 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Great job! Keep Writing!
Please rate and comment my work :)
DaniWill This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Thanks! :) I just read "Throwing you away" and it was amazing!!!
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