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Big Mouth, little words MAG

July 1, 2009
By Joanna Loewenstein BRONZE, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Joanna Loewenstein BRONZE, Ridgewood, New Jersey
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I … like … never … um … met … ­someone …
who … could … uh … think … so … much …
and … like … say … hmm … so … little …
that … I … er … saw … no … point … to … it …

… it … sounded … like … m-o-n-o-t-o-n-e …

I never met someone
who could fake it so well
and fail so miserably
that I stopped believing.



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on Jul. 23 2009 at 6:13 am
ShakingChandeliers SILVER, N.Highlands, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A thin layer of trust had formed in my mind, like a scab."

"I preferred albums to the more modern eight tracks. Albums came with sleeves which reminded me of clean underwear."
-Augusten Burroughs

That is the most amazing style of writing I've ever seen. It's undescribable!

Angel4u SILVER said...
on Jul. 21 2009 at 9:07 pm
Angel4u SILVER, Woodbridge, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Cowards Die Many Times Before Their Death ; But The Valiants Never Taste of Death but Once".
"One's Heart Can Be Broken,but One's Faith Can Recover".
"Well Done Is Better Than Well Said".

*That was awesome. I have never read a poem like that before . keep on rockin' the free world. :)

on Jul. 21 2009 at 4:23 pm
jay_jayy:D GOLD, Trussville, Alabama
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on Jul. 21 2009 at 12:25 am
Writerzhand GOLD, Ball Ground, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I wanna carry a piece of who I was before so when I hit the wall, I REALLY hit the wall.

This, is absolutely amazing, a paradox.

You're great keep it up!!!

on Jul. 17 2009 at 11:12 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

My writing carries my emotions. My voice carries calm that is fake. My words are only what need to be heard. I'm not a big fan of letting emotions go through my voice or face. -This is a good poem and something i could see in a poetry or children's book. Awesome!

on Jul. 17 2009 at 7:14 pm
JaredC PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
25 articles 4 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
A little foolishness, now and then, is relished by the wisest men. -willy wonka and the great glass elevator.

wow. <(0)> am amazed. that was awesome!

Lizzy BRONZE said...
on Jul. 17 2009 at 2:03 am
Lizzy BRONZE, Helena, Alabama
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Wow... It was excellent.

on Jul. 16 2009 at 10:29 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

That was so cool! I loved the way you wrote it.

on Jul. 15 2009 at 1:34 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

yeah, i heard that! you are totally talented at writing!

GoBologna said...
on Jul. 14 2009 at 10:13 pm
i really like this poem its almost like it was written with a knife because it evokes itself so well great job ;]

on Jul. 13 2009 at 3:55 am
Hollywog. PLATINUM, Mole Creek, Other
21 articles 23 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all..

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind - Ghandi

Any more words would bring down this poem's excellence. :)

cree8ive GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 2009 at 11:53 pm
cree8ive GOLD, Billings, Montana
16 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Mariane Williamson

i can't do anything except repeat what everybody else is saying about how amazing this is. afterall what is poetry but creative use of words? and what is this but poetry? incredible. i'm a fan.

Word waster said...
on Jul. 12 2009 at 3:06 am
Strong Deep and Powerful...I think you prety much captured the typical hurt teen of today hiding behind a loud mouth. Thanks you explained me like no one else can.

on Jul. 11 2009 at 7:36 pm
montreal132 SILVER, Rush, New York
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Taylor Mali wrote a poem called Like Lily Like Wilson that was also about how some people talk and yet express nothing. Thats one of my favorite poems and i like yours too

on Jul. 10 2009 at 12:10 am
silent_16 BRONZE, East Hartford, Connecticut
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i really love the way you wrote this

on Jul. 7 2009 at 5:09 am
one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
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this has got to be one of the most unique poems i have ever read!!! i really love it, its really creative!

on Jul. 6 2009 at 1:51 am
purplemusician SILVER, Columbus, Indiana
7 articles 3 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"those who matter don't mind, but those who mind don't matter" ~ Dr. Seuss

hey i love this poem

i think it really deserves to be published

just out of curiousity where/when/how did you get the idea for this?

on Jul. 5 2009 at 9:02 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is amazing i love it the emotion of it is beautiful Keep writing

on Jul. 5 2009 at 12:05 am
cheyenneduhon PLATINUM, Lumberton, Texas
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if u dont dont keep writing i think i will kill myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how much i LOVED this?!?! you r beyond talented. loved the emotion!!!! thank you for writing!!!

PS....i heard you

on Jul. 2 2009 at 1:10 am
inkedpalm SILVER, Palm Bay, Florida
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wowwwwwww! this piece is ahmayyzing.

i've never read a poem this good where i

could literally "hear" the poet writing it.

you're so talented *_*