Boys on little bikes

August 28, 2013
By Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
- Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

Nothing ends
Nothing ever ends
- Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen


I spent the entire summer before tenth grade
At the skatepark
Watching shirtless boys
Crash around on those little bikes
And flick their overgrown hair out of their eyes

That’s where I met my first boyfriend
He was two years older
Seven inches taller
And honestly only interested in sex
I told him I was a virgin
He didn’t notice
That I didn’t bleed
But I guess it doesn’t matter
‘Cause two and a half weeks later
He rolled out of my life
With the same
Wobbly manual
He rolled in on

I mourned
For a total of
30 minutes
Then I flew head first over my handlebars
And I realized that
Helmets are more important than boys


The author's comments:
Yes, I know they're called BMX bikes. I'm writing this from the perspective of an ignorant teenage girl who was more interested in the shirtless-ness of the riders than anything else. I'm also aware that it pisses said riders off if you call them 'little bikes'.

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on Sep. 8 2013 at 1:30 pm
east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

you just explained to the world why i spent half my life crying; thank you friend for writing this, this is lovely, lovely,lovely. I'd be more than honoured if you'd check my works out too since you're so amazing. -Ada

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on Sep. 6 2013 at 6:18 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm honored that you're honored. You're a talented writer. I wish I would've known about your work a long time ago rather than just now. And I'm always willing to read and comment on anyone's work. Speaking of which I better go read all your other stuff. 

on Sep. 5 2013 at 10:31 pm
Kunicorn SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
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I Absolutely Love This Poem !

Beef. PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 5 2013 at 8:40 pm
Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
29 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
- Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

Nothing ends
Nothing ever ends
- Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

I absolutely adore your comments! Thank you so much. I feel honored that someone who writes as well as you do not only feels this way about my stuff, but is also willing to tell me about it. Thanky you thank you thank you!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 5 2013 at 2:11 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

My mind just blew up with this poem. It's erupting with amazement and marvel. I love picturing this poem...for so many reasons. You're really...REALLY...talented. Your wording tends to be simple. But in the simplicity is an elegance. And depth to the poem where it makes it memorable and enjoyable, as well as relatable to the readers. Congrats on another Editors' Choice! Please for the love of whatever keep writing. This is 5 stars for me. 

Amie Wilson said...
on Sep. 5 2013 at 1:42 pm
Amie Wilson, Neosho MO, Missouri
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this was really good ! :)

on Sep. 5 2013 at 12:22 pm
lilstergodman SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I wouldn't live any day over again. I've come too far."

Really greaet!


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