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. 5 2011 at 4:28 pm
Amazing, beautiful words. You put them together so nicely. All I have to say is this: keep on writing!!! You're sooo  talentedd!!!!

ninjazzzz said...
on May. 5 2011 at 4:06 pm
you lost me

on May. 5 2011 at 12:09 pm
DeadlyPoppy PLATINUM, Chehalis, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Is mayonnaise an instrument?" -Patrick, Spongebob Squarepants

Wow. All I can say is wow. That was a spectacular piece. Just...wow.

LightBright said...
on May. 5 2011 at 11:40 am
LightBright, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Love Me Or Hate
But I Swear It Wont
Make Me Or BREAK Me!

This is A Nice Poem I Want to Make One Of My Own!!!

on May. 5 2011 at 8:52 am
LostInTime SILVER, Charlotte, North Carolina
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wow. That was impressive. The first paragraph is definitely my favorite. Unique and convincing. 

I don't really understand the ending, but I spose it wasn't meant to be completely understood : ) 

 

Dark but interesting, very good!


on Apr. 19 2011 at 9:53 pm
I really like this peom... Kind of freaky too..... But nice descriptions... Very convincing.

on Apr. 15 2011 at 8:54 am
glasgowgirl12, Glasgow, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
love

i love it this the beast ever rane ind my life

on Apr. 13 2011 at 8:17 pm
Neon_Gypsy_Blood BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
~Master Yoda~

Hey I would... play on my spine like a xilaphone and turn my skull into a horn i for one would like my bones turned into musical instuments!! ;) btw i got a new name its JesusFreak10101 not Faey101 and dont kill ur self cuz tht would be sad!  

on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:43 pm
bellebelle1997 BRONZE, Pensacola, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong!"


-Benjamin Franklin

"Humans to ashes. Ashes to dust. It's all because in God we trust."


-Anonymous

I agree. Just because someone has a typo or just forgets how to spell something, it isn't their fault. Accidents happen, so just deal with it and let's all just get on with our lives.

on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:01 pm
bellebelle1997 BRONZE, Pensacola, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong!"


-Benjamin Franklin

"Humans to ashes. Ashes to dust. It's all because in God we trust."


-Anonymous

This is some of the most unique, original, and well written work of poetry I have ever seen! I wish I could write something like this!! ;P

sanchee said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 10:18 am
who wud want they bones play wit homie this is just unnessary plz stop writing now i wanna kill my self dang un use full

on Apr. 13 2011 at 8:38 am
Evilgummysattack GOLD, Williamsburg, Michigan
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Ver profound, amazingly unique.

spency SILVER said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 8:21 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"DON'T GIVE UP,REACH YOURSELF UP"

nice poem really like it....good job 5/5 for you girlllllll

on Apr. 9 2011 at 1:07 am
Laurennnn PLATINUM, Sadieville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people merely exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

Ths is true poetry. I loved it. It was pleasent to read even though it had a dark undertone. The words flowed and sounded almost musical to the ears.

trejames03 said...
on Apr. 8 2011 at 2:01 pm
trejames03, Tacoma, Washington
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I really like this poem. You gave me an idea for one to write. Look for it in the next few weeks:)

on Mar. 31 2011 at 11:09 pm
Neon_Gypsy_Blood BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
~Master Yoda~

I too would rather have my bones and stuff played with or used in some useful way rather than have them thrown into a hole in the ground and call it a funeral!! I really like your peom! It has great voice and imagery!!

whatever said...
on Mar. 30 2011 at 8:02 am
I like this poem. When you die, can I have a bone of yours?

Hotaru said...
on Mar. 22 2011 at 6:33 pm
Your poem is really good. I feel like it can mean so many different things depending on how you feel when you read it. The image I get in my head from reading your words are amazing. I was wondering if you could give me some pointers about writing a poem in free verse. I love poems because I like to try and find hidden meanings and I love the descriptions that can be found in most poems. (Like yours!) But I can never seem to write what I am feeling down onto the paper no matter how hard I try.(Proof is in my one, sad poem.) So could you give me some tips on how to write in free verse, or any form of poetry really. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Again, I think your poem is great.

on Mar. 22 2011 at 2:48 pm
amalie PLATINUM, Binghamton, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Stop existing and stop living"- Michael Jackson ("Heal the World")

all i can say is wow. This is so deep and intense...i love your style and the way you make the reader think! AMAZING!!

on Mar. 22 2011 at 1:35 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

this is really good!! :)




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