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Chemical words bubble out of your mouth
Jumping, leaping, floating free.
I see electronegativity, I hear all eight syllables.
I watch your lips form the perfect shape
To let them slip stealthily through.

Polyatomic ions fill the room, in every corner
Piling up, spinning around my head,
Buzzing and nagging, no; these are acids.
Hydrochloric and hydrofluoric
Spitting their sounds in my ears.
Too many, too fast, I'm suffocating.

I can't understand anymore. The words
Fill my head, packing themselves in,
Phosphate, Car-bon-ate
Storing syllables and extra suffixes;
I'm about to explode, but
Combustion requires a hydrocarbon.
I'll write faster and faster,
Pencil incinerating paper yet
Your words run joyfully in circles,
At the speed of light
Cleverly eluding my memory.

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so_joy said...
Oct. 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm
Great job! I love this! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot.
 
to.be.in.love. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm
Wonderful! Your metaphors are superb; enjoy your chemistry class :)
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm
I love the way you transformed the mundane task of note-taking into a glorious poem, and that you incorporated the chemistry words to enhance the sound of the poem. Keep up the great writing!
 
HeartMindSoul said...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Excellent.

Perfected mood

 

 
livelovesmile said...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm

i really like this poem!

could you please comment or rate mine? 

 
Anonymous_7 said...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm
Hey, great job. THis is so true! Would you mind checking out and commenting on my poem its called Lost am I. Thanks!
 
BrightBurningCampeadorThis 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. 28, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I love it! It's very funny. Sometimes I feel like that.

I like the rhythm. When I frirst read it I was also listening to the Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour". I thought the two went rather well together. :)

Could you maybe read/comment on some of my stuff?

 
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