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BraceFace This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Dear Orthodontist,
What have you done to me?
I look like a dinosaur.
My jaw is no longer my own property,
it is yours.
I feel like a shark
with two layers of teeth,
which move every day
at a rate which I cannot control.
My tongue
has become a gymnast,
bending forward and back,
weaving in and out
to remove that stubborn scrap
of apple peel wrapped around my back molar.
And I can't make a fishy face anymore.

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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ErickaRandolph20 said...
Oct. 29, 2012 at 3:23 am:
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mackdawg99 said...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm:
(: I feel ya!
 
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otherpoet said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm:
This is an adorable poem! It made me laugh at the part about the tongue being a gymnast. Great job!
 
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BraxtonLangstonChapman said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm:
This is really good, I'm new at this Teen Ink thing I need some help is there anyway someone can comment on my work.
 
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Mr.Indescribable said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm:
I love this. Your rhymes are really good and its kinda funny. Good job :). Could you give me some feedback on some of my work? It would really help. Thanks.
 
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FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 4:49 am:
This is clever and I like the words you use to describe braces :)
 
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MakaylaS. said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm:
hehe "and I can't make a fishy face anymore" cute (: i really like this! 
 
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ZxarraThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm:
I have braces and I can tell you that this is completely true. I DO feel like I don't own my own mouth anymore. This definitely deserved to be published in the magazine!
 
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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm:

This is so cute, and it reminds me of a show I used to watch when I was little by the same name. Good start, and keep writing because I think you have promise!

Check out my work sometime, please?

 
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Jamie LeAnn G. said...
Nov. 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm:
OMG this is funnyy, but very true(: keep writin!!!:)
 
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