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When I am dead, my dearest, don’t stick my bones
together with Scotch tape. Do not try to fit them
underneath a frame. Use them, one by one,
as a weapon, a gavel. My bones,
they can be good back scratchers, honey mixers,
and hands of clocks.

You can toss them across space
and see how far they’ll glide until another hand
slips across it. When I am dead, dearest,
thread my bones to the top of a mountain.

The next time you arrive at a glass sea,
spill it boldly. Spell your life in two parts,
watch them float until they descend
like a weight down into that container.

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akbird said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm
....hmmmm...I like it!!!
 
BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm
Really marvelous and beautiful!
 
evenlyodd said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 9:53 am
k. rlly lykked thiz poem- yew cn tell its not wht evry1 lykkes but way tew stayy true tew urself :) haha. good job!
 
mpacheco15 said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Haters gonna hate, but really?
 
CloneA This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm
Excellent - such a confident voice here. I LOVE the variety in the description. I can really feel this poem.
 
WriterDancerLover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm
Ignore any negativity that people send toward you. I really love this poem. It speaks with such a true voice, and it's so original and powerful.
 
demetria said...
May 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm
where were you taking this? what was the point? when you were writting did you have the reader in mind. this was very odd and had no clear concept. develop body more and concept more. this is a little creepy...no....REALLY CREEPY!
 
moonshoescarly replied...
May 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm
Why are you so negative on everyone's poems? All these poems have a purpose; it's up to the reader to find it. Stop asking the author what the purpose is and read the poem because it's obvious!
 
TUBBZ-6This 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 26, 2010 at 1:46 pm

the poem was great but a little scary idk if it is supposed to be or if it is supposed to be romantic but it was still really good i think you would enjoy some of my writings once they finnaly go throw the fillter

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Beth K. said...
May 20, 2010 at 5:52 pm
This is a god message as to not use bones in an unwise way, but why would you even want someone to mess with your bones in the way you portray? It's kind of ridiculous.
 
charzard said...
May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm
wow. this is amazing. very strong, very powerful.
 
vickilovesu0227 said...
May 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm
I'm a little comfused? Are you talking about people putting you to good use when you are dead? Help me out here.
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm
this is amazing, it's so powerful
 
Dabestmexicanever said...
May 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm
This was the best dang poem in the world! _ Dana Fulfer
 
AndThisIsReal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 18, 2010 at 11:07 am
In one word, this poem was stunning. Please read/ comment my work sometime.
 
Korissa B. said...
May 18, 2010 at 10:54 am
This was very thrilling... and incredible. i loved it. keep writing!!
 
viofeather said...
May 18, 2010 at 4:55 am
Very creative and mysterious. Kinda scary, actually. Loved it!
 
CrazySquid said...
May 18, 2010 at 12:12 am
very interesting in a very good way. it makes you think I like that.
 
The_End said...
May 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm

We need more poems like this--the kind that pack a mysterious punch.

Very creative. Poems like these are my favorites.

 
11TAYLOR11 said...
May 8, 2010 at 2:09 am
i really like it ,reminds me of the hard things in life
 
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