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Some Wordplay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By , Mississauga, Canada
You know you're in love with
some wordplay
when alliterations
become an addiction,
and you can't stop
the subtle rhyming scheme
repeating itself,
repeating itself.

I know I'm in love with
double meanings
in phrases,
and words that mean nothing,
because they mean everything to me.
Little phrases that lose their meaning over time
fade in your eyes; not mine.

When's the last time you took
“I love you” seriously?
(It's too cliché to say with a
straight face.)

In moments of awkward silences,
I wish I could take my pen and
Fillinthebanksbetweenyourlips.

Oh, and lines that go on forever …
run-on sentences … I adore you …
(That's my speedway … my literary highway …)

Seduce my mind
and speak those words to the point of
contradiction.
Hypocrisy never seemed so beautiful.
Your lips have it down to an
art.

Intonation and inflection
on the end of your statements
make you so
indecisive.
(Never stop asking … )

Oh, I know I'm in love with
wordplay.
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper.

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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artmantist said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm:
plz, check out my work. nice poem
 
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Harmonious_Noelani said...
Apr. 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm:
This is a very clever poem!
 
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LightningForMyAllergies said...
Mar. 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm:
I like words, but I like letters too! Flabshanigans :) oh, beautiful letters. :)) Your poem is like sweet dopamine to my nuerons.
 
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alexxeo said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm:

This peice of work is amazing. I loved it so much, I quoted it on Facebook:DD my favorite line: Oh, I know I'm in love with
wordplay.
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper.

Amazing(: Keep writing.

 
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AnonyMiss said...
Sept. 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm:
This is beautiful...and so relatable too
 
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AngelBaby94 said...
May 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm:
OH MY GOSH. I LOVE THIS SOOOO MUCH!
 
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xochitl14 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm:
wow this is great. i really enjoyed it
 
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Grania This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 11:59 am:
This poem really speaks to me. It's a comfort to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way about words.
And the stanza about the way people inflect so that everything sounds like a question...so true! It makes me so angry. :-)
 
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skybird This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm:
This is one of my favorite poems. I wanted to write my favorite part, but that's most of the poem. Really good job!
 
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Joanna said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm:
This is very good.
"In moments of awkward silences,
I wish I could take my pen and
Fillinthebanksbetweenyourlips."
My absolute favourite verse.
 
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