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November 12, 2008
By Kelly M., Mineola, NY, Mineola, NY

Anger bubbles up beneath my skin;
I grin,
then push my lips out
in frustration
when he turns
away.

My nose prickles hard on the inside
and I swallow hard,
willing the tears not to come,
but they do not heed.
The briny water wells up
on the cusp of my lashline,
threatening to fall
to give me away.
I feel the first drop slip over the edge and glide softly
down my cheek onto my lower lip,
which trembles.
Its saltiness coats the single word
on my tongue
that fidgets,
waiting to launch itself into the open air
in vain
like so many times before.
Listen.



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on May. 11 2011 at 5:24 pm
NothingSpecial BRONZE, Conifer, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
They teach us to stand out; yet they smash us into groups; they teach us to be happy; yet they demoralize us as life moves on; they teach us to listen; yet they ignore our questions; think about it. The teaching and learning system is screwed up.

WOW!!! I really like this!!! Its beautiful, it almost made me cry when i read it!

on Apr. 19 2011 at 4:01 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

that was beautiful

 


on Mar. 28 2011 at 1:38 pm
gabzter12 BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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i really like the metaphor you used in this poem.
it has a very deep meaning and u can imagine the tears falling down ur cheeck very well!

good job


on Mar. 28 2011 at 1:36 pm
BeccaLeigh13 BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Live life to the fullest"

I like how this poem can be meant for so many diffrent people like a parent, first love, or a friend.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Mar. 28 2011 at 10:18 am
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This reminds me of my first love.

Dawn18 said...
on Mar. 28 2011 at 8:05 am

This is very well written.

I do wish the photograph wasn't next to the poem, it changes the way it looks and decreases the impact the poem could have if it was formated differently.


on Mar. 6 2011 at 8:51 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

OMG. just beautiful!

on Mar. 6 2011 at 10:57 am
Maggie2014 GOLD, Great Falls, Virginia
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Kissofpoetry: nice way of puting

I agree thats why i write as well.

As for the poem......wow...... thats all i can say

 


on Mar. 6 2011 at 9:57 am
LoveMeDo BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them." -Jane Austen

Beautiful!

on Mar. 6 2011 at 7:06 am
CWells_521 DIAMOND, Greene, New York
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Favorite Quote:
The best things in life are unseen, that's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream.
What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.

I love this !

on Mar. 6 2011 at 12:02 am
kissofpoetry PLATINUM, Los Lunas, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Turn up the music so we can dance like retards and sing like we are on cocain"

This is why I write. I want to make people feel how I felt reading this. I want to move someone, inspire them to feel.

on Feb. 12 2011 at 8:12 pm
Kamilah Bakari, Duluth, Georgia
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This poem literally took my breath away.

on Feb. 12 2011 at 12:30 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

provocative**

on Feb. 12 2011 at 12:06 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

hmm very thought porvocative

anne.Brooke said...
on Feb. 12 2011 at 9:09 am
anne.Brooke, Mumbai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not.
-Kurt Cobain

very beautifully written...

on Jan. 30 2011 at 12:21 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

oh its totally fine! :)

 


gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Jan. 29 2011 at 5:47 pm
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

this comment is men for cristinna sorry posted it in th wrong thing srry bout that :( :( :(

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Jan. 29 2011 at 5:46 pm
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

mine too i know how she feels

CrisMal SILVER said...
on Dec. 30 2010 at 4:31 pm
CrisMal SILVER, Eagle Pass, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game." :D

amazing! favorite sentence; "The briny water wells up
on the cusp of my lashline,
threatening to fall
to give me away.
"

on Nov. 17 2010 at 10:30 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

WOW. seriously. WOW. I could picture this exactly, you are amazing :) thanks for posting! check out my work?


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