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I’m accustomed to nice things,
Like purple ribbons and blue balloons.
He crept up during the night,
With flashing lights and silver spoons.
A good night combed my hair straight through,
But it left the comb twisted and tangled.
He’s always watching from the corner,
The corner’s watching from an angle.
He tempts me with glimpses of dusk,
Hoping that I’ll take a long walk.
He’s betting I’ll have a nervous breakdown,
But my breakdowns refuse to talk.
The shadows often come to spy out the land,
Sometimes I can even hear them creeping.
They know the sunshine can’t reach the garden,
And they know the vegetables are full of secrets.
They tried to catch me on a spaghetti night,
But I knew it all too good and well.
The windows and doors sealed themselves shut,
And my sweet tomatoes will never tell.
I see him peeking through a window,
But I don’t find his looks intimidating,
Because my eyes are also a glowing bright red,
And the weight on my shoulders is twice as heavy.
My soul set out like an armed navy ship,
Refusing to suffer such a shameful defeat.
My soul crushed like an armed navy ship,
Under the weight of his massive seas.



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DreamWriter15 said...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm
I think this is very artful, but a bit like a dream.  And that's strange, because it's kind of hard to write a dream, since they're just dreams and very hard to put into reality.  But you've done it quite nicely.  I love it!
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm
I suppose a public silence could be fustrating.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 10:50 pm
Like now....
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm
i thought that was part of the flow. ease me captain.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 12:09 am
I don't know how to respond to that!
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm
(deeps breathily) ease me captain.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm
Well, I don't!  Um..........how many siblings does it take to mess up my room?
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 9:47 am
(breathes deeply then rolls eyes) EASE ME CAPTAIN. that's not ease. what you're refering to is the excersing of the cerebellum, which i am against. answer your own question captain.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm
cerebellum sounds like a body part...
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm
technically it is.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm
What is it?
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm
a region of the brain...something about motor control. i can't believe you've never heard of that-considering how we met.....
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm
Haha, I have, I just don't specify very well. ;-)
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 6:02 am
THEN WHY DID YOU JUST....oh ....wait,....never mind.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 11:26 am
Hehe, earth to Boosy, earth to....oh wait....we're not on earth......
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm
boos looks up from the stupid communication confusulation GPS device thing. "you know, they really should update the lattitude and longitudes."
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 11:34 am
Dreamweamy glances over from the steering wheel and agrees.  "I know, Mars's rings are really disrupting."
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm
Boos, glances up from the map and at Dreamy, then stares at the reader, 'now this is what I paid for." (evil laugh)
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:20 am
Boos's evil laugh deteriorates as Dreamy accidentally bumbs the door button.  Both have the time to glance at each other and go "Oh sh......." before they are pulled out into th vaccum of space.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Boos glances donw at the keyboard(true story-happening now) and finds that the letter "b" is nowhere near the letter "P" meaning the chances of a typo on dreamy's part are small. bumb?
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm
P is, however, B uspide-down and turned around.  It's a common mistake.
 
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