they told me MAG

March 2, 2013
By okaysleekie BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
okaysleekie BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." — The Great Gatsby

they told me on the corner of
chester and shakespeare that

i will learn from my mistakes.
but i am always
wandering in the syntax of
your hands and when we touch

the sweep of your fingertips leave
on my skin,
strings of pearls on aching flesh.

you stumble
through the dark alleys, a match
in your hand scalding
your wordless fingers.
and they never told me how
hard it is to separate colors and whites
when a beautiful boy dances in

and out
of the edge of your consciousness.

i've never been one for
games of figure eights and hopeless
pirouettes. but this time,

i do not mind

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on Feb. 2 2014 at 7:39 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

This is a beautiful poem! I love the structure and the last two stanzas or so really struck me. Great work!

on Oct. 23 2013 at 10:32 am
chasing_fantasies_ GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"In order to get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."

I saw this published in the magazine and read it out loud to my class.I loved it. My teacher didn't quite get it, though. (Of course, he is a 40-year-old male.)


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