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A Tie

December 30, 2013
By BlondeLies GOLD, St. Thomas, Other
BlondeLies GOLD, St. Thomas, Other
11 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What ever happened to Romance? Sappy, soppy, longhand love letters..."


A tie.
Branding a boy into a man.
A contract that he didn't know he was signing.

He wears it tight,
Choking the playfulness out of him.
Reminding him that he will no longer have an imagination but work for a community where he has no say.

I watch as my daddy wraps it around his neck,
But only my mother can knot it just right.
I used to watch in wonder at the many ties hanging in his closet.

A tie.
Like a collar that he wears to remind him he is no longer a boy.
But that he is a man.


The author's comments:
Just something I wrote. I guess that as I watched High School Musical 2 on TV with nothing else to do, the line "In case you arent familiar with this particular item, it goes around your neck. Like a dog collar. Chop, chop!" hit me hard with a new meaning that I hadn't seen before.

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CarlyRae GOLD said...
on Dec. 31 2013 at 8:25 pm
CarlyRae GOLD, Cambridge, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
We all carry these things inside us that no one else can see; they hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.

hi, i just wanted to say that i absolutely think this is a great poem!

on Dec. 31 2013 at 8:20 pm
annaliesemarie BRONZE, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe the happiest girls are the prettiest girls. And I believe that tomorrow is another day."

That is a really good poem!  I like how it "flows" and I think that is a really good subject to write on, and definitely how you use the object the tie to express the subject :)


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