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I got the joy
to pop the corn
side the walk
swing the set
mock the bird
glow the worm
gas the light

To
break the fast
ice the box
stair the well
school the boys
bubble the gum
french the kiss

To
yellow the fever
treasure the chest
miracle the grow
marry the gold
night the mare

To
jump the jack and back again
I believe
I believe I got it … that joy!

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heartforwords said...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm:
I love this poem because it's really childish and fun!! This is one of my favorites!!
 
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Laura_Oliver said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm:

That would make a great song, if you included a few more verses using a different patterns.

Plus, check out my poem, "True Colors" and leave some feedback.

 
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Creatore said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm:
This is so unique! It inspires a feeling of almost childlike joy, but in a way that people of any age can understand.
 
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Me22895 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm:
This made me smile. Thank you!!!!
 
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ExpRESsY0uRselFThis 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...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 10:56 am:

Haha, this is a really cute poem! Loved it! Btw, if anyone has time, please check out my poem, The Girl Inside, and others. Thanks!!! :)

 

 
pics-with-no-paint replied...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm :
I looked at your poem The Girl inside and it was amazing! Also if you have time could you check out my poem Flame? Its on a Forum.
 
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reblep said...
May 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm:
very creative. i never would have thought of something like that. 
 
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xXprettybrowneyesXx said...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm:
i really like the idea of this poem. where did you think up this structure?
 
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shizuka said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm:
ur poem brings me some joy!
 
spency replied...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:23 am :
wowwwwww... am loving it...itz great,keep the good work
 
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Lexi-pex said...
Mar. 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm:
this is such a unique poem - i love it! i like how you thought 'outside the box' it's really nice : )
 
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Norma-Bernard said...
Mar. 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm:
This poem is so good! I am new to Teen Ink and every piece I have read is amazing, but yours really sticks in my head. Your poem has given me the joy! Please check out some of my work!
 
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EyesofBlueFire said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm:
I thought that this poem was really pretty. :) It's uplifting.
 
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TwinDemons said...
Jan. 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm:

Fun and random in a way, Cool!!! loved it!

 

Can you comment on some of my poems?

 
victorybear101 replied...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm :
i  liked  this  poem  it was  pretty  good.  who  ever  made  this  poem  i'll  give  them  a  thumbs  up,
 
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smiles365 said...
Jan. 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm:
I really like this poem! Its fun and sort of wimsical. It makes me think of a really spastic person hopping up and down like Tigger!
 
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in_wonderlandThis 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...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm:
i kinda like it
 
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boo94 said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 10:46 am:
this somewhat seems pointless and has no meaning and its rather confusing and just is to jumpy from one subject to the next and it needs more thought and soul put into it or else it is just words being put together in a careless way.
 
butternut jones replied...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 11:54 am :
that is mean this is a beautiful poem
 
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kay4theroses said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm:

really simple and exploitive. awesome job.

anyone read some of my newer stuff?  i could  always use the critisizm.

 
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