Clam MAG

November 28, 2012
By RavenH.-A. BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
RavenH.-A. BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Learn everything and live well.


I am a clam
Buried deep under gooey, black mud
If you were to dig me up,
And find me lying here,
Camouflaged,
By some dumb luck,
Pick me up with your muddy hands,
And ask me
My name,
Or my age,
I would answer.

And if you ask me
Where I'm from,
Or what I'm doing here,
I might tell you,
Maybe,
But probably not.

And if you ask me
What I like,
I will just stare at you,
Sulkily,
Lips clamped tightly,
Until the subject changes.

I won't tell you
I like anime,
Mythbusters,
School,
And broccoli.
I won't tell you
I have asthma
And ADHD.
If you want to see my pearls,
You'll need a chisel.

And a lot
Of patience

Because every time you hammer or pry,
I'll spit that chisel out,
Aiming for your face

My secrets are mine,
So back off.

Unless,
Of course,
You want to try again



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on May. 29 2016 at 9:09 pm
ItsTimeToBegin PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
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great metaphor!!

on Apr. 16 2013 at 10:17 am
brittanyc SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
just because you have it doesnt mean you use it

Raven this is awesome that you were published congrats and I hope you keep writing!

on Dec. 2 2012 at 10:45 am
NewIdentity GOLD, Arden, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
If life for you
Been less than kind
Take a number
Stand in line
We've all been sorry
We've all been hurt
But it's how we survive
That makes us who we are
- Survive by Rise Against

This describes my feelings perfectly.


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