Pepto Bismol This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

February 18, 2009
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You say my hair looks like a mane.
I disagree.
Manes belong on lions and I am no animal.

Except for the occasional times when I bare my teeth in anger.
But there’s a part of my animal brain that is still in love with you.

You only cause me pain, discomfort, and nausea.

The same symptoms cured by a Pepto Bismol tablet.
Next time I see you I’ll make sure to take a couple …

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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blwblw1 said...
Aug. 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm
I can relate to this PERFECTLY. Great job :)
purplebutterfly said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm
this poem was a good one...I think that we all have those days and we all with have those days no matter what goes on in life...
purplebutterfly replied...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm
*will instead of with
whitetiger303 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Wow so true. I have that problem right now. I keep thinking of my ex amanda. But I'm not that way anymore. I turned my life over to God.
SavannahMcKenna said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm
ooooh, i really love this piece. one of my favorite ones ive read all day. check my stuff out if you want.
chrissie_star said...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm
i like it!! check my poems out please?
l.iney said...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Nice Job with this i really like it

My stuff doesnt compare but please check it out


ashley blake said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

This is such a cute peice!!!!I love it so much!!! It was sooo sweet.... what ever you do don't stop writing!!!


mrb101 said...
Feb. 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm
i loved this, and i can most definitely relate to this for certain people that i know, lol :P
KandyKrysten said...
Dec. 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm
this is amazing and completely perfect :)
kaileyedelman said...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm
i love love love this!
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm
being a leo, i gotta love the mane! this piece sounds almost like you could use it in a conversation... course mine might be different compared to others.... read some of mine?
MelanieLouise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm
truly wonderful, i love the almost passive emotion but also lighthearted emotion. great work :) check out some of mine if you get eh chance. i would love your opinion. keep writing, Mel (:
Squirt21 said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm
very relatible! love it (:
SarahJumps said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm
This might be the most amazing thing I have ever read. keep writing!
Bearded Goth Girl said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 8:59 am
One word AMAZING
BMMSKN said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm
LOVE THISSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BMMSKC said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:30 am
HAHA i love this poem
Sabrinahco said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 10:31 am
I like it (:
This is wonderful.
soccerchick6 said...
Jan. 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm
I love this poem! It's creative and funny and just made me laugh. The perfect poem for ex's you dislike :)
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