Sunday Dinners

January 24, 2011
By CeciliaIsEeyore BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
CeciliaIsEeyore BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They all put their pants on one leg at a time."


I woke up in the oven,
my mother standing outside
laughing at me.

I pressed my palms
against the oven door;
they sizzled.
Heat jolted through my arms.

My skin was peeling,
while my hair frizzed
and fried.
My feet were black.
All feeling was lost.

I gave the door a tremendous shove,
and spilled onto the kitchen floor.
The cold tile felt pleasant against
the limbs I could still feel.

I looked up and saw my brother
Fall frozen from the freezer.
His skin was white as the ice
that flourished over his hair.
His nose was a crimson red.


My mother stood over us cackling.
A wine bottle in one hand,
a syringe in the other.



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on Feb. 13 2011 at 11:59 pm
CeciliaIsEeyore BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They all put their pants on one leg at a time."

Haha. I've been dying here.

Corinna SILVER said...
on Feb. 13 2011 at 11:15 am
Corinna SILVER, New Orleans, Louisiana
6 articles 7 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Friends bail you out of jail. Best friends are sitting next to you saying "wasn't that fun?"

they finally exceptied the piece. Yeah

on Feb. 11 2011 at 11:52 pm
CeciliaIsEeyore BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
3 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They all put their pants on one leg at a time."

Thank you! Well one day I was sitting in the kitchen with one of my quirkier friends and she asked if I thought she could fit in the oven. I had no idea, but the next day in my creative writing class everyone was assigned poems about hot and/or cold. A child in a scorching oven seemed a lot more interesting than writing about the weather, so I just rolled with it. 

on Feb. 11 2011 at 9:08 am
Kaitbryn PLATINUM, Cushing, Oklahoma
23 articles 25 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Very soon we must all face the decision between what is easy and what is right. -- Albus Dumbledore

Very creative, I have to say!! Where, might i ask, did the ispiration for this peice come from?!?


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