Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

To be a Waste

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
Do not let me waste when my time has ceased
Use me for more useful things
Use my skin for carpet throws
Put me in a window; let me model your clothes

File my bones and use them for forks
They’re real handy things, maybe make a
Spoon
or
a
spork

You can take my hair, but don’t let it waste
Wrap it around your arms, you head, your neck, or your face
Use it for scarves, or a coat of the wealthier taste

My eyes are bright, perfect for lamps
My eyelids for clams, my iris’s for stamps
Put them in your front porch light
to greet your visitors, when it’s dark at night

Take all my fingers, and even my toes
use them for pens, for writing
love notes
Curl them around your wrist for a bracelet
even your leg for a brand new anklet

Do not take my pieces and hide them in the ground
For I was not made
to
be
a
Waste



Join the Discussion


This article has 7 comments. Post your own!

RarelyJadedThis 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. 2 at 12:39 pm:
I loved this poem! It's dark yet somehow uplifting at the same time....
 
kal.bel replied...
Feb. 5 at 10:37 am :
Thank you!(: ..."Dark yet uplifting" Exactly my style(: I could never quite put it into words but you did a fine job doing so! haha Thanks again(:
 
RarelyJadedThis 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. replied...
Feb. 5 at 6:39 pm :
Lol. By the way I was reading your reply and I was struck again by how much I liked your poem! It kind of sticks with ya... Such a unique and imaginative perspective! Sorry I was just surprised I remembered...
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
TheSkyOwesMeRainThis 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. 2 at 11:01 am:
Great job, I love it, especially the idea behind going to waste as you die. Brilliant!
 
kal.bel replied...
Feb. 5 at 10:36 am :
Thank you(:
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Lilly100This 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. 1 at 2:02 pm:
Wow. I absolutely love the idea behind this poem. The lines and spacing are quite well done and the writing itself is good. I think it might have stronger without the rhymes, but really great job!
 
kal.bel replied...
Feb. 5 at 10:38 am :
Thank you(:
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback