When I am Dead MAG

January 21, 2009
By HannahW BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
HannahW BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
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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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on May. 26 2010 at 1:46 pm
TUBBZ-6 PLATINUM, Norwich, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Harry Potter (Daniel)

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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on May. 20 2010 at 5:52 pm
avidDreamwriter BRONZE, Ridgeville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Not all those who wander are lost"- J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings

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.

on May. 18 2010 at 6:47 pm
chartothalatte GOLD, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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wow. this is amazing. very strong, very powerful.

on May. 18 2010 at 5:23 pm
vickilovesu0227 SILVER, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is giving someone the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to."

I'm a little comfused? Are you talking about people putting you to good use when you are dead? Help me out here.

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on May. 18 2010 at 3:18 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

this is amazing, it's so powerful

on May. 18 2010 at 12:29 pm
This was the best dang poem in the world! _ Dana Fulfer

on May. 18 2010 at 11:07 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

In one word, this poem was stunning. Please read/ comment my work sometime.

on May. 18 2010 at 10:54 am
korissalovesu BRONZE, Allenstown, New Hampshire
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This was very thrilling... and incredible. i loved it. keep writing!!

on May. 18 2010 at 4:55 am
viofeather BRONZE, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Get what you deserve

Very creative and mysterious. Kinda scary, actually. Loved it!

on May. 18 2010 at 12:12 am
CrazySquid GOLD, Cashmere, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"For beauty is nothing but the begining of terror"

Rilke part of 'The Tenth Elgy'

very interesting in a very good way. it makes you think I like that.

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on May. 12 2010 at 8:28 pm
The_End GOLD, Ashton, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Any man can stand adversity. If you truly want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln

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

Very creative. Poems like these are my favorites.


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

Miseltoe GOLD said...
on May. 7 2010 at 4:53 pm
Miseltoe GOLD, Boneville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I'm a loser and I love to lose. Each time I lose its different, it teaches me something else... but winning loses its glamour after the first few times. so I love to lose

I dont understand the meanninig. It sounds nice but in the end the lines get blurred

on May. 1 2010 at 1:36 pm
Rulesofmyown GOLD, Saida, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

this is amazing... and to all the stupid people who said its creepy allow me to say you are so shallow! great peom, keep up the good work.

on Apr. 30 2010 at 9:10 am
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
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This Poem is so much more than just what the words say. Its has a mysterious but subtle metaphor. I LOOVE IT! could you chech out my stuff and give me some advice. Thanx!

KaytiE BRONZE said...
on Apr. 28 2010 at 9:11 am
KaytiE BRONZE, Bamberg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Confidence is a stain they can't wipe off." - Lil Wayne
"Niguh I'm about my business." - Drake
"I walk into the world and cut the lights off." - Lil Wayne

Agreed, they reallly are. :)

KaytiE BRONZE said...
on Apr. 28 2010 at 9:09 am
KaytiE BRONZE, Bamberg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Confidence is a stain they can't wipe off." - Lil Wayne
"Niguh I'm about my business." - Drake
"I walk into the world and cut the lights off." - Lil Wayne

Yoou needhelp, and need to realize what is in between the lines not just on the computer screen. This was a job weel done and it's an excellent expression of feeling.

KaytiE BRONZE said...
on Apr. 28 2010 at 9:07 am
KaytiE BRONZE, Bamberg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Confidence is a stain they can't wipe off." - Lil Wayne
"Niguh I'm about my business." - Drake
"I walk into the world and cut the lights off." - Lil Wayne

She did her line a favor!

This poem is AHH-MAZING!


on Apr. 26 2010 at 8:22 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who I'm not~Anonymous

No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

this is really good. it gives a different meaning than what most poems about this would be like. i like it alot! good job! :)

check out my stuff if you like


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on Apr. 26 2010 at 7:14 pm
dear_cinthya, Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
My thoughts create my world

with a tital like that i was expecting the usual sad poem but this is so much more.


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