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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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RhythmAndRhyme said...
May 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm:
This is very well written, and you can take it seriously. I like how it's not one of those really somber, depressing poems. (Oh, I'm such a hypocrite!) The humor you incorporated lightens and yet helps it along. Very well done.
 
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Monkee63 said...
May 26, 2011 at 10:10 am:
I really love this. Its great really gives you the picture of what is going on.
 
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hillaryweaver This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm:
I really enjoyed this. You are a good writer. Great job taking such experience and using it to spark creativity.
 
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AnnaKarenina This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm:
I was shocked when she left. Very abrupt, and perfect, ending. Love the use of parentheses. Sorry if this is a true story, you don't seem to deserve it. 
 
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koolio said...
May 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm:
I loved this poem you have some awesome talent and some day i think you would become an awesome writer.I wish i could write that well
 
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zero1This 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. said...
May 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm:
heyy luv the poem it has a unique style p.S if u have time check out some of my pieces like "April showers bring death flowers" thanks haha keep up the awsome work
 
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PoetryGirl said...
May 4, 2011 at 10:35 am:
Awesome style!  I never thought that spatulas and toasters and waffles could be so funny. :p  You've got a unique flair.
 
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Karma said...
May 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm:
I can just imagine her acting like a rabid dog O.o
 
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normgrlThis 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. said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 7:07 am:
Very descriptive. That's what I love the most.
 
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PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm:
suuuckss to be that guyy :P
 
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Bka341997 said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:28 am:

I Like It

 

 
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damanvirk said...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm:

nice job

u were so into the piece

i wish i was as good as you

it was like u were experienceing the situation...

were u?

 

 
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OsakaSun said...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm:
Should I feel bad for the narrarator? Because I'm laughing on the inside...its sort of funny. You're a true writer, you can make a breakup sound funny. You could probably sell ice to an eskimo.
 
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dontforget This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 8:42 am:

I really like this!! :)

 

 
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deydey233 said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm:
I like the poem!
 
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baddestgirl411 said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm:
i love that i was reading about called need love poem and i really reading. say what!?                       from baddestgirl411
 
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prettygirl11 said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm:
yes i love the stories and poems you made together peace out people do you have any questions to ask me?
 
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prettygirl11 said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm:
i love your favorite poems and i really interested in your poems and stories
 
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PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm:
great poem!! it was really funny!!!
 
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WerewolfWriting said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 10:00 am:
Oh jeez, this was so funny! XD
 
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