The Unapologetic Happy Birthday (You Tried to Forget)

September 29, 2011
By Ariel_Greyse PLATINUM, Hale, Missouri
Ariel_Greyse PLATINUM, Hale, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"If at first you do not succeed...skydiving is not for you."


Mary, Mary, you changed your name!
Who would have known you'd feel no shame?
Nothing, nothing,
you're just a doll.
Who thinks, who feels, you're just a doll.

Mary, Mary, you changed your mind!
Just one too many, "One more time"s
Nothing, something,
he loved you so.
He loved the doll who loved the show.

Mary, Mary, the curtain's closed.
Your fickle heart weighed down your boat.
Everything, nothing,
a grave and a rose,
So long to love a doll, to know.

He never married.
Mary, Mary.



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on Oct. 26 2011 at 6:41 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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I appreciate the explanation you posted I feel like I would've interpreted it differently. i liked this one. i felt catchy while I read it and very interesting. I love you're work!

on Oct. 25 2011 at 10:20 pm
Ariel_Greyse PLATINUM, Hale, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"If at first you do not succeed...skydiving is not for you."

Um, those quotes were originally actually quotation marks. Teen Ink changed it randomly. Sorry about that..

As for the poem, it was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. It's divided into three paragraphs to signify the beginning, middle, and end of her rise and fall in the world of fame.

The "he" it talks about is the man who loved her the most, but who she always left. He never left her, though, and when she died, he had a dozen roses placed on her grave twice a week.

More subtly, though, it's about someone who is so blinded by their own ambition that they fail to notice the people who care about them the most. 

Blaker GOLD said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 7:35 am
Blaker GOLD, Portland, Maine
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I like it. I'm a tiny bit confused though. It's almost as if it should be a two part poem or something. Also, what are the quotes in the middle?


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