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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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cass said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm:
this was so amazing and well-written i completely loved it and you are amazing! good job!
 
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alwayswriting14 said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm:
WOW. That was so insightful...
 
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alyn-ica said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 11:43 am:
my dad too.. this is an incredible poem
 
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TheJester said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 3:01 am:
Wonderful job! The ending could have been stronger to accompany the power you established in the beginning and middle of your work.
 
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~♪Gecko♫~ said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm:
AMAZING!! That's all I'm going to say. Simply amazing!! =)
 
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ChowD This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm:
i love this poem. it explains alot of feelings i have for my dad. you should read my poem: For Daddy... http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/147088/For-Daddy/ good work, keep writing :)
 
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vitocoffee said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 8:49 am:
This poem really had its lines where there was a double meaning and that is a great thing. I really enjoyed how the poem had moments of comparison.
 
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rainyday93 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 3, 2010 at 3:02 pm:
this is amazing, beautifully written, very insightful, and relatable. good job!
 
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Stephaniere This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm:
Amazing,this is really deep as everyone else has said. For me my favorite line was; "I hope I do not have his hands calloused from the cold metal of a gun and stained with a twisted love." Beautiful and very descriptive.
 
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PsychWolf said...
Dec. 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm:
This is fanominal!! I can't imagine it more well written.it totally flows without a doubt and it makes me think. Great job!!!!!!!!
 
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ummduhirock said...
Dec. 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm:
this is really good, keep writing, you have a great talent.
 
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Angilene said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 3:04 am:
wow. that was vary well written. that was ingeniously written. wow =]
 
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babygirl said...
May 22, 2009 at 3:49 pm:
i loved it
and you should write a short story with it
you should already be a famous poet
 
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blackamethyst said...
Apr. 22, 2009 at 10:15 pm:
amazing
 
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climbergirl said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm:
I like to try and find some constructive feedback and stand out from the croud of total admirers, but I cannot find fault with this work of art.
 
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TinyVessel said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm:
This is so good you should continue and write a short story from this
 
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lexikeys247 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 19, 2009 at 3:33 am:
this was amazing! i love the way you write!
 
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Butterflybeauty said...
Feb. 19, 2009 at 1:12 am:
Very intriguing poem. I would have never thought of that. Very original and classy, thanks for sharing your work. Please check out my work at- TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/83793/To-Become/ Great job!
 
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DePalma said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm:
Amazing how you related body parts to certain situations in life. That's quite creative. Really, you could probably be a professional poet if you wanted to. Great stuff. Rate: 5/5
 
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it'salwaysraininginohio said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 1:08 pm:
"i hope i do not have his back, because he never had mine." that is such an ingenius line, i can't get over it. amazing work!
 
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