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Samuel Used To

December 11, 2018
By virginiatung BRONZE, Singapore, Other
virginiatung BRONZE, Singapore, Other
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You used to

run around

in your boxers

covered in mud.

You used to

bounce a

soccer ball

and throw it

at my balcony.

You used to


pots and pans


leftover spinach

that you didn’t

want to eat

and pretend you were

a rock star.

You used to

swing your

shirt around,

revealing your

pale chest.

You used to

sit on the tree

by St. Peters street

and sing

I will always love you

with your brows

wrinkled together

when i walk by.


You used to


around me and

talk about the people of

Provence, France.

Your people.

You used to

speak French.

So now

I speak French,


The author's comments:

This piece is a memory from my childhood crush about a boy that lived across from me in fifth grade. I remember him as if we are still friends today, but we haven't seen each other ever since we both moved away (at the end of fifth grade). 

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on Dec. 17 2018 at 8:10 am
kristjanscott BRONZE, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Atticus,he was real nice...."

"Most people are,sout,when you finally see them"

-To Kill A Mockingbird,HAPPER LEE

Beautifuly raw poem.

on Dec. 17 2018 at 3:46 am
peterwentsickomode, Downtown Coolsville, California
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Very few can unwrap the struggles of life while being limited to a few words, and this poem certainly does adhere to. Each stanza is a paint drop, a thimble in a pillow, a star in a galaxy. When combined, they paint a beautifully crafted image for the audience's pleasure.

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on Dec. 17 2018 at 2:22 am
li33006, Singapore, Other
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Wow this piece is so beautiful I thoroughly enjoyed it :)))))))))))))))