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Rejection should go to that new pasta place,
and enjoy a seven-dollar ravioli bowl
with a guy she doesn't even know.
She should thank her supportive friend
for trying to set her up
with a nice, respectable young man.
She should forget all about him,
the jerk who shattered her heart
with a ten-pound sledgehammer.
She should stuff her slim face
with warm breadsticks
and a mound of ranch-drenched salad.
She should giggle
at all her date's jokes,
even though she's morbidly depressed,
and smile throughout the night,
even though the face grinning back at her
isn't the one she wants.
She should just give
the polite, boring guy
a chance
and disregard
the rude, arrogant idiot
who ignores her.
But knowing poor Rejection,
she'll stay locked up in her room,
staining her satin pillow
with mascara-laced tears.
Because the guy she really loves
is in love with someone else.

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WinstonSmith said...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm:
This is good.
 
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Alex_MacThis 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...
Apr. 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm:
Lovely poem, it had a very nice flow. I read it aloud a bunch of times because I liked the way it sounded.
 
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SHY_GIRL said...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm:
it was really great girl!  Keep it up.!
 
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Whompingwillow said...
Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm:
great analogy! loved it! but it really does suck,, doesnt it? :/
 
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Anansesem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm:
Unfortunately, love doesn't work out the "should" way, does it? Poor girl. Keep it up!
 
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KristySparklezThis 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...
Feb. 17, 2013 at 2:09 am:
this was amazing keep writing!
 
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AnnaRead This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm:
So awesome! This so true too, although I wish it wasn't
 
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plombardo5 said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:20 am:
Love the images you used in this!
 
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PudgeHalter said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:54 am:
Beautiful.
 
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EtherealLibretto said...
Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:47 am:
Wow. What an amazing poem! I read it...... then I read it again...... then I read it again! The language choices, the rhythm, and the plainly stated, relatable images blew me away. The beauty of this poem is stunning. Awesome!
 
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forever1218 said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:00 am:
This is so amazing! I love the metaphores in this, it really takes the poem over the top :)
 
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FlashlevitationThis 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...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:45 am:
i can really relate. keep writing!
 
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MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYouThis 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...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm:
This is amazing.
 
Essence123 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:11 am :
Wow....thats so great..loved it :)
 
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