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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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Miseltoe said...
May 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm
I dont understand the meanninig. It sounds nice but in the end the lines get blurred
 
Rulesofmyown said...
May 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm
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.
 
BlueInk94 said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 9:10 am
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 said...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 9:11 am
Agreed, they reallly are. :)
 
Whisperer said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

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

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dear_cinthya said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm
with a tital like that i was expecting the usual sad poem but this is so much more.
 
darb_iamsecond said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Wow THIS IS ahhmazing(:
 
shafer15 said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm
People need to pay attention because ya know what? Ya'll might actually learn somethin. I mean come on read between the lines people. No wonder ya'll probably can't get dates!! Oh by the way, this poem is amazin
 
X_Dysfuntional_Lyrics_X said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm
People seriously need to quit hating on this poem! I think it was brilliant and amazing! Poetry is a way of expressing yourself. The good poems always leave you wondering about it or asking yourself what it meant to you. A lot of people interperate(i kno i spelled that wrong) poems in their own way. Poems dont have to JUST be happy and bubbly or whatever. They can be whatever you want them to be. They express whatever you want them to. They tell a story the way YOU want it to be to... (more »)
 
chrissyclarinetist said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm
wow man. ur crazy. this poem is great! good job HannahW =)
 
greystar said...
Apr. 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm
EXCELLENT
 
sammie1997 said...
Apr. 20, 2010 at 9:19 pm
This is great! :) keep it up!
 
GreenActressThis 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. 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Simlply amazing. I hope you keep writting, you're very imaginative, and creative and unique and talented. I loved this poem. You're awesome! Don't listen to the rude comments, and keep writting!!
 
xxCMMx16 said...
Apr. 16, 2010 at 9:38 am
Good job!
 
alessaxoxo said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 11:59 am
This was very well though of and written. it had imagery in it good job :)
 
RadLeY said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 8:55 am
I like the way you used personification in this, Good Job.
 
:)Shelbey(: said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm
This is, well, simply amazing. (:
 
Mary.Lovegood This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 6:53 pm
Read in between the lines, and stop being so ignorant.
 
SarahVS This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm
Way to rip off Christina Rossetti's famous line.
 
KaytiE replied...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

She did her line a favor!

This poem is AHH-MAZING!

 
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