Instructions for the Substitute Me MAG

April 25, 2008
By Elizabeth Tierney, Ashburn, VA

You can do your Creative Writing during History,
your vocabulary during Creative Writing,
your Chemistry during English, and
your Algebra 2 as soon as you get it
(ignore the lesson and do the work).

Oh yeah, and don’t forget you promised
to write that next chapter for that friend
and proofread three pages for another,
edit and finalize this stack of papers for the one in North Carolina,
while doing that sketch for the one next door.

Even though you aren’t to use e-mail at school,
expect to come home to a full inbox,
as well as the private messages on three forums
and the TXTs on your poor, poor cell phone.

Wrap up today’s conversations using a variety of
phone calls on either the home phone or your cell
and those four instant messenger accounts you signed up for.

A few of the people you need to talk to are
a very freaked-out friend,
that person who was sick today,
your BFF who switched schools,
and probably one or two others as well.

To keep things quiet on the home front, make sure to
empty the dishwasher,
take out the trash,
move around the laundry,
clean your room,
and spend at least half an hour watching TV
(a.k.a. Family Time).

Oh, and when you get the chance,
update your website,
read a book or two,
do some free writing,
and, most important of all,
do your History homework,
because,
after all,
you can’t do that in class.



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on Feb. 14 2010 at 9:36 pm
Wallflower PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
If you aren't happy alone then you're not going to be happy with anyone else.

haha i really liked how it ended.

sounds a stressful life. but one a lot of us can relate to these days.

on Jan. 29 2010 at 8:55 pm
brysmarie12 PLATINUM, Neoga, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my own life... unfortunately I'm writing in pen and can't erase my mistakes.

This is very good! I like how it's so relatable to every day life, but definetly puts emphasis on the struggles. Great jod, and keep up the good work!

on Jan. 22 2010 at 9:28 pm
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Getr done!
larry the cable guy

i liked this alot, and in some ways, people could relate to that, i mean the busy part. sometimes i come up with awesome ideas during class and dont even pay any attention to the lesson. then coming home to the sink full of dishes, yet i have a but load of homework to do as well. i really liked it and would like to read more of your stuff.

boolklover said...
on Jan. 4 2010 at 11:22 am
I just loved it because it was different and fast paste unlike other poems and i honestly loved it..!!!!!!

on Aug. 3 2009 at 11:52 pm
Olivia93 SILVER, Huntington Beach, California
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very nice style and voice :) favorite

on Jun. 22 2009 at 7:15 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

i love it :) I esp. like the form =, it really stands out! I'd love it if you would check out some of my poems and comment. Thanks so much! And most of all...KEEP WRITING :D

on Jun. 3 2009 at 10:04 pm
tigeress3 PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
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The busy life of the average teen! You captured it brilliantly! Well done!

on May. 9 2009 at 4:40 pm
GreenWriter826 PLATINUM, McAllen, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
''Their fruits like honey to the throat
But poison in the blood'' - Christina Georgina Rossetti "Goblin Market"

that was good... XD you rocked it...

on Apr. 29 2009 at 2:33 am
Dream-Junkie SILVER, Wahiawa, Hawaii
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Haha! I loved this absolutely!! It was well written

And the tempo was fast paced which worked well.

on Apr. 28 2009 at 8:25 pm
DejaVega BRONZE, Plainville, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Yes sir!" "Don't call me sir." "Yes ma'am!"

this is really thought-provoking...it makes you think about how busy people are anymore, and it gives really good insight into your life.

on Apr. 23 2009 at 5:43 pm
d3nyM3nOt BRONZE, Birmingham, Alabama
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oh i love it

almost_there said...
on Apr. 22 2009 at 11:04 pm
I really like this. It is very original and I find myself wishing I'd thought of something like this. Good work!

on Apr. 18 2009 at 7:40 am
beddastella2@aim.com GOLD, N. Massaspequa, New York
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thats was great!! your talented!!

on Apr. 14 2009 at 12:30 pm
explicit1 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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FINALLY! an awesome poem on this site lol wow that was good you should check out my piece Unforgiven and comment ;)

on Mar. 13 2009 at 10:24 pm
Evandra_Asamen SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
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This is the life of me and all my friends. Ah, high school.

on Mar. 4 2009 at 8:10 pm
sidewayspants SILVER, Pocahontas, Arkansas
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i like this.... tis awesome! perfect way of describing the hectic life of a student.

on Feb. 17 2009 at 4:23 am
carrie aalberts BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
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i really like this! sounds like my day exactly :]

SarynJumail said...
on Dec. 30 2008 at 3:23 am
This was good... you told a lot about yourself by just writing a list of things you do. Nice job, keep up the good work!

on Dec. 29 2008 at 10:06 pm
I really like this. I like how she wrote it. I think she wrote it more to explain to others what she has to go through everyday.

tweedle dee said...
on Dec. 29 2008 at 4:31 pm
like it!


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