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She emitted a snarl that warned
of her vermilion rage,
and seized the shiny, silver toaster
(my breakfast cookware of choice)
and brandished it above her head
with threats of defenestration.
Oh dear, how will I ever create
exquisite frozen waffle dinners?
In one gnashing breath, she shrieked
and launched a rocket full of profanities
my way while simultaneously dumping
(with excessive grace) my gleaming
toaster into our saltwater aquarium.
Save the fishes!
You’re not listening to me, are you?
No, not really. I know better.
Your words lose all sense of direction
when you are worked up like this, my dear.
Her cyan eyes flashed another warning –
the Doppler radar is forecasting severe storms.
Be prepared for anything, brace yourself.
I attempted to pacify the raging tempest; still
she captured some large wooden spoons
and red rubber spatulas (safe to 450°F)
(among other blameless bystanders to our fight)
and hurled them with unfailing inaccuracy.
With a splashing slap to my face, she snatched
her keys from the counter and with a BANG
stormed from our apartment for the last time.

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RanaHewezi1998 said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 10:35 am
Great job! Very nice descriptive words!
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm
Great details; the language is so vivid! I like the way you used a humorous tone to describe such an emotional situation.
 
Ella1 said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm
I love your style!
 
Fia-fia said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Wonderful poem, specific in parts and vague in others. thank you

:)

 
Queen Of Mars said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 7:23 am

THIS IS LOVELY! :)

Keep writing!

 
Ender2 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:24 am
I loved it- especially the details about the little things. Heartbreaking but adorable; how can that work?

Poor toaster by the way.
 
youngwritersprogram said...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Awesome! I love this so much. My English teacher would, too. Funny yet strangely heartbreaking. Loved the language...keep writing!
 
chelsea grin said...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 9:01 am
recreant chelsea
 
TheIntellectualOne replied...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

i love that song

 

 
WhittyKittyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm
That's awesome! Made me laugh :)
 
AgedYouth34 said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I love the part where you say you arent listening because she's so worked up, so rather you seem to notice details like "(safe to 450 degrees)" and provide little side comments like "save the fishes!"
 
Dimple replied...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 7:04 am
Hehe...I loved that part too!! This is, afterall, very beautifully written! :)
 
Mikilane said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Really, really good. Your diction is immaculate. 
 
anne22 said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm
I love your word use!! I love the poem, title and how present was. You did a seriously good job.
 
megansalltimelow said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 10:01 am

wooowww! realll good! (:

 

 
on-the-right-path replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

seriously love it!

 

 
wicked13 said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 8:30 am
This is pretty amazing. :)
 
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 6:15 am
I love it because of the tidbits that you give between some of the lines. They are endearing and relatable. Great job and keep on writing! Can somebody here please give me some feedback on my poem? Please?
 
HollerGirl26 said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm
BEST POEM EVER!! I love the modernness of it <33
 
originalpadawon25 said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 5:33 am
that was one of the best poems i've ever read,and i've read tons. 
 
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