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you’re all fake, you wax people,
mannequins dressed for Paris,
doing everything, everything expected of you,
assuming roles, snatching positions,
lining up in flawless rows to battle,
in any way possible,
against the rest of us.
and you must, you must win.

but then comes the mind bomb,
the explosively unexpected U-turn
that occurs every now and then,
when you throw the yoke of your superiority
off your shoulders, forgotten almost completely,
as you ooze sugar, bleed sweet,
chatter friendly and crack inside jokes
like eggs, and you mix it all together and
serve it up.
and we all, we all devour it like cake.
hypnotized and mesmerized and
all the more smashed when like
that,
you snap back, rubber overstretched,
assuming roles, snatching positions,
and sticking us in the freezer
until needed for future use.

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




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Katniss1213 said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 10:17 am
I wish I could send this to a few people i know.... :D Amazing job!
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm
"you're all fake you wax people"-love it. i wonder if it's about models that gotta be anorexic to walk a runway. even if I'm wrong it's nicely put. very nicely put.
 
thesilverrose said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm
What SK1995 said... what does it mean?
 
sk1995 said...
Jun. 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm
What does this poem mean?
 
Emo_Kid12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm
i like it. it perfectly describes the people of today. it's amazing. good job. ///_^
 
blingblang4eva said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 12:53 am
love the comparisons :)
 
team_neutral said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:03 pm
i liked it reminds me of the girls at my school that are preps
 
Elisha L said...
Jan. 8, 2009 at 1:30 am
Glad you liked my poem! I was writing about people who are two-faced, specifically certain people I know ... I guess the poem might sound bitter, but I've been hurt by these people. I was sick of it, so I wrote this.
 
crich897 said...
Dec. 19, 2008 at 2:23 am
A little abrasive, don't you think?
 
Tweedle Dee said...
Oct. 27, 2008 at 1:23 pm
hey i like this alot. really incredible how you mangaed to describe it so well. looking forward to more!
 
lydia_cheyenne said...
Oct. 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm
wow, this is really good. what inspired you to write this?
 
JustCallMeCole said...
Oct. 13, 2008 at 3:19 am
Amazing, Keep it up. Looking forward to reading more from you.
 
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