My Smell MAG

June 13, 2014
By mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"


I suppose I must smell a little like
The toxic aftertaste
Of all my wasted dreams
And a little like
The strawberry lip gloss
I try to hide them in.

I suppose I must smell a little like
The acid, boiled-out sweat
Of all my ballet classes
And a little like
The satin pink trappings
I still cling tightly to.

I suppose I must smell a little like
The slick, harsh weight
Of all my smirk and sarcasm
And a little like
The silent, crushing tears
I try to keep within.


The author's comments:

I feel like smell is an underrated sense in poetry...


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on Jan. 7 2015 at 11:57 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
45 articles 0 photos 189 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Thanks very much

on Jan. 6 2015 at 9:55 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

I love this! It's honest and melancholy. I love it! Congrats on getting published in the magazine. :) Great job!

on Sep. 24 2014 at 2:06 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
45 articles 0 photos 189 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Yes! I always really admire people with the talent for writing music...

BooBooBox said...
on Sep. 23 2014 at 11:32 am
I hope I can take classes sometime. I really want to learn! :) That's what drives me, finding new outlets for creativity. That's why I want to learn an instrument so badly, too. Then I could finally put my song lyrics to music!

on Sep. 23 2014 at 2:20 am
mereCat PLATINUM, Horsham, Other
45 articles 0 photos 189 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am finally colouring inside the lines I live between"

Thanks very much :) Yes I do take ballet and I honestly don't know who I would be without it; my love for it has shaped so much of my life. 17 definitely isn't too late to experience ballet itself (although it would be for being a professional as most dancers audition for ballet companies at 16/17) If you get the chance I would go for it! Some people might disagree with me but I think that it is an opportunity worth celebrating! When I started I was four but VERY chubby and I didn't learn to even skip until I was seven. I wanted to learn ballet because I wanted to wear a pink tutu. Now I've been dancing for 11 years and got into a competitive ballet summer instensive which I could never have forseen when I started and I absolutely loved it. I think, in the end, it doesn't matter when you start or what stage you're at - it's about the passion you have for it :)

BooBooBox said...
on Sep. 22 2014 at 11:06 am
Wonderful, Cat! You're right, the sense of smell isn't often used in poetry. This is refreshing. Do you really take ballet? If so, I am so jealous! I've always wanted to learn to dance, not for performance but just for myself, but I never had the opportunity. Is seventeen too late to start dancing?

on Sep. 12 2014 at 4:21 am
Extraterrestrial SILVER, Singapore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!"

Oooh, this is brilliant. Great use of repetition (I love repetition -- common but very effective technique) and imagery leading up to the final stanza. Very well-written!


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