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Wrecked

Isn't it funny
that what I do,
(making paper pretty)
infuriates you?
You look at me
call me ugly--
cut right to the chase:
that's my jugular's misplaced
location.

Isn't it enough
for you to know,
my own self-worth
will never grow?
Because of words--
ingrained in my head
that others have said
(and you've hammered home)
with that horrible tone!
Through your constant “improve this”,
I'm still a near miss.

When will it end?
Once I'm finally dead?
Or will Heaven not play
music loud enough
TO
DROWN
YOU
OUT?

When will you leave?
When you “know”
that I am perfect
(or when I'm wrecked)?
Tell me now,
I need to know:
should I run...
or simply go?




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WrittenEmotionsThis 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...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm:
This is really nice, great job!(: 4/5
 
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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 6:46 am:
Really good and I'm glad you got out of this. This is a great piece, think you could spare some time and leave me some feedback on mine?
 
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ryanthebrat said...
Aug. 24, 2011 at 12:41 am:
Its simply good..no not the word I'm looking for how about GREAT.it shows your creativity and what happens in most relationships.oh I loved how you put. TO DROWN YOU OUT.because to me it shows good emotions.
 
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MoraleAshThis 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...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm:
I really liked this! I loved the format and how the questions already had answers. It was creative!
 
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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm:
i actually loved this! the last verse was my favoruite, it was really emotional, really well written aswel! :)
 
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WishfulDoer said...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm:
This poem seriously hits home for me, and I love it. I think using caps for "To drown you out" was really awesome. I like it a lot. c:
 
MagicMan2011This 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. replied...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm :

Wow this is great ive felt like that befor. beutiful work, good job!

 

 
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Kev-Girl said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm:
good job! i realy liked this!        
 
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megsloveslions said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm:
I really liked it, the message, and how it rhymed in certain places
 
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msn9896 said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm:
I really liked it, the meaning was something I could relate to :)
 
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cheryl0424 said...
Aug. 15, 2011 at 6:02 am:
I like the message and the movement of this piece. Well done.
 
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merelyacitizenThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm:
I enjoyed this one! I was able to relate to it very well. Also, nice rhyme scheme in certain places.
 
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WithPenAndScriptThis 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...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm:
Very, VERY nice. I enjoyed this
 
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Regs_the_Shorty said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm:
EXTREMELY GOOD!!!!!
 
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JoPepperThis 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...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm:
This is very good ,good job keep writing!!!!! :D
 
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FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 12:09 am:
I'm not quite sure about your use of dash and parenthesis. I think they're a little off. Other than that, this poem is good. :">
 
hworld123 replied...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm :
I partially agree with you here... I think that the use of parentheses is a cool touch; however the second use of a dash does seem a bit random and disrupts the flow of the piece. Author, your use of capitals at the end was effective.
 
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ZildjThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm:
holy cow this is great. 
 
JerseyGirl716 replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm :
Thank you SO much! That just made my day :)
 
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