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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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liv16 said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm
This is soo good!! Keep writing (:
 
Writingstar said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm
beautiful truly outstanding
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 11:22 am
Amazing, that's all i can say, it's pretty much perfect!
 
Clementine said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 12:32 am
Wow. I pretty much read this whole poem with my mouth gaping open...because I was stunned by the awesomeness that pretty much oozed from it. It is so deep and personal. I can't relate so much to the poem's meaning, but I felt like I really knew the pain and frustration that you were feeling. Fantastic.
 
TheSummoningFreak said...
May 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Wow, this is so good and deep. i love it!!!
 
misswindsor replied...
May 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm
wow this poem is deep
 
starlight26 replied...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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xopolishqueenox17 said...
May 25, 2010 at 6:04 am

This poem is really deep and a very meaningfull poem.

 

 
Skylark said...
May 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm
So perfect, and I can sooooo relate. I haven't seen my dad in two years and he is awful.
 
MandaPerkins This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm
"Love is not an apology". I love that line!
 
tennisislovee34 said...
May 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm
this is an amazing poem, i really like this! :))
 
writer-in-pearls said...
May 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm
wow, this is so amazing! Flawless.
 
Phantom93 said...
May 3, 2010 at 10:55 am
That was soooo beautiful! I love it! it had lots of feeling in it
 
HopeDreamLove said...
May 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
It is a wonderful poem and i 100% understand where your coming from. My father is like that too. However i feel it was ended to quickly i feel you could have added more at the end other then that it is beautiful
 
jessica.cherish.conner said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm
thats how a poem should be written.TRUTH is the biggest emotion i felt.. great piece of work. your talented!
 
deardiary said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm
I think i would have put the forgetful brain in the middle and something more dark and shocking at the end. Just my opinion though :)
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm
this is amazing... is it about the speaker's father?
 
inspir3d This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm
powerful, emotional, to the point...nice job and congrats!!! :)
 
Taylor-pop said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm
Omg thats so awsome i can totally relate you did a wiked job!! your grammer is amazing ans this is taged as one of my favs!!! xx keep it up!
 
starlight26:) said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm
You put this poem in the most amazing way...the thoughts that so many girls and guys have....all i can say that it was beautiful and put together awesome-ly!!!!! !!!
I loved it!!! I can relate :)
 
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