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People tell me I have his nose
Because it’s strong and hooked
With a powerful bump at the top
But I hope that’s all he gave me
An ugly nose is enough
And better than an ugly mind that
Sinks its teeth into anything it can
Like the hearts of girls who have
Not yet learned to love the real way
I hope I do not have his hands
Calloused from the cold metal of a gun
And stained with a twisted love
Love I hope I do not have
Because love is not a fist or a knife
Love is not an apology
I hope I do not have his back
Because he never had mine
And I hope a nose does not give me
A guiltless conscience and a
Forgetful brain.

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MegRocks said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm:
future pubilshed poet right here.  awesome work :)
 
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KaitlynMarie said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 10:32 am:
Great poem! Good job writing it(: 
 
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ash94 said...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 10:20 am:
This is amazingggg :)
 
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Sammiekay said...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 9:40 am:
that was so beautiful i had to read it twice! great job(:
 
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dontforget This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 8:12 am:
This is so beautiful!
 
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ellie315 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm:
Wow. Why is this not the #1? This is really fantastic. Keep writing!:)
 
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mywordsrposionThis 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. 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm:
I love it, cause I can relate to it. I look like my family, but I'm nothing like my family. Makes me special.
 
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Angel_17 said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm:
Wow. Talk about intense. Good job! 
 
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The_Delusional_Philosopher said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm:
Im disgusted by your poem... Which is why I like it.
 
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spiria said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 12:11 am:

It's amazing how much I relate. Luv it :)

Can you check out some of my stuff?

 
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smiles365 said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm:
A really well written and strong poem.
 
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DaydreamBeliever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm:
this is so amazing... really really beautiful :)
 
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LovelyDuckling said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm:
Holy SHABAM!!!! realy amazing.... love your  wording and every thing about it realy
 
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ThereIsAlwaysHope said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 4:24 am:
this is amazing. i completely fell in love with it... and it is unbelievable how much i can relate. keep writing :)
 
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Dylan said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm:
This is a well written poem. This obviously comes from the heart which makes it even better. The line "I hope i do not have his back Because he never had mine" is brilliant. It's like a verse or a riddle. The poem seems very spiteful. It expresses yourself though
 
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zhlenThis 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...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm:
this was really good! i could tell wat was happening/had happened from this in a really remote way. pleaz check out some of my wrk.
 
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Danica said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm:
I love this, it is so expressive! You do a really great job of putting your emotion into it. I would really appreciate it if you could check out some of my stuff sometime :)
 
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BMC601 said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm:
I love this poem because of the emotion you put in your writing. One thing that would be awesome if you can make the poem rhyme." I hope I don't have his back because he never had mine" I love that line.  
 
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miss-ray-ray said...
Nov. 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm:
you have a beautiful way with words..a gift envied by all : )
 
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vnj6607 said...
Oct. 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm:
Your poem sounds so similar to one of the poems I've written in class. My favorite line was " I hope I do not have his back because he never had mine". Many people can relate to your poem, especially now a days. Love it!
 
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