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You wouldn’t expect a car to run, without any gas,
Or a basketball team to win the game without a single pass.
You wouldn’t expect a kid to play without any food,
Or a teenager to talk to their parents without attitude.
You wouldn’t expect a runner to run without his shoes,
Or to have a dozen cows and not hear any moos.
You wouldn’t expect a clock to tell time without any hands,
Or to be a snotty princess and not have any demands.
You wouldn't expect a musician to not know the scale,
Or for an albino to be tan and not pale.
You wouldn’t expect a baby to go through life without crying,
Or for a bored student to sit through a lecture without sighing.
You wouldn’t expect a dancer to perform without her glitter,
Or for a widowed woman to be sweet and not bitter.
You wouldn't expect a dog to never bark,
Or for a priest to not know about Noah's arc.
You wouldn't expect for a goth to wear pink,
Or for an athlete to play a whole game without a single drink.
You wouldn't expect a genius to fail a test,
Or to for a student to get an A+ and not be impressed.


If you wouldn’t expect all of these things, than how can you expect me to live my life the same,
When I am so hurt and lost without her, I can’t even say her name.
Like all of these things, I can’t function anymore, no not at all,
Nothing is right these days, since I hit the death wall.



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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm:
I like this, even though cats aren't what come to mind when reading it. :)
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm :
thanks and itwasjust dedicated to my cat-it wasn't about her.
 
kiwi12 replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm :
well, it's beautiful.
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm :
Thankyou:))
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm :
You would like my other poem 'who i used to be' if you liked this one-you should check it out!
 
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MelanieLouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm:
you have great creativity. and very witty rhyming :) keep writing, Mel
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm :
thankyou so much!:)
 
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Shahed said...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm:

Great job!! I love it, love every single line in this poem, I know you like people to tell you exactly what they like "just like me" but I like all of it!! <3 !!

God bless, Keep on writing! You're good!

 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm :
thankyou so much!!!
 
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SharpieMan said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 11:36 am:
Loved it! You are a really talented writer!!!!
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm :
Thankyou so much that means alot:)
 
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SilverLuna said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm:
I was impressed by the sincerity of you other poem about trees, but this...it blew me away. It's amazing! After reading your dedication I expected it to be a silly cat poem, but it wasn't. It was heartfelt and realistic--it really hit home! You have a gift, always right, because you speak to your readers/listeners. (=
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm :
Wow! thankyou so much-that really does mean alot to me:)
 
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sammypie17 said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 9:27 am:
this is amazing well written i love it
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm :
thankyou so much it means alot! :)
 
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