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Downtown Centered MAG

July 1, 2009
By Danica Pavlik BRONZE, Plainfield, New Jersey
Danica Pavlik BRONZE, Plainfield, New Jersey
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This was Westfield, Downtown
Before the cop cars.

We stood behind Starbucks
Kids with their lighters and ciggs
With energy drinks
Filched from the Stop and Shop
Down the street

Anthony’s car speakers blasted Metallica, too loud for soft-spoken ears
But the employees didn’t care
As long as we were on the other side
Of the non-Starbucks owned Brown Door

The vintage matron griped, the constables showed up
These days seem like the town’s all out
And prostitots are running around
Got a bender to set up our tripwires soon

Movie theater lights shine outward
Cast shadows on pavements
As we walk out Broad Street
To Nomahegan and the Gazebo

From the swingset you can see the stars
Now look through glass panes on windows
Into wired factories whose jobs we don’t know
I want a doughnut, she wants one too

Promenade to Stop and Shop
“I’ve got you covered,” a smile for her
Laze outside until the monotones come
Drink sodas ’til the crack of doom

Or at least until we gotta be home
Parents phoned, required home by eleven
Disinclined to acquisce, but otherwise I’m grounded
So now is the death of our Dusks
And the birth of our Midnights

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on Dec. 4 2009 at 2:57 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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on Nov. 19 2009 at 7:45 pm
mutekid016 GOLD, Gap, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember when you play like a girl used to be an insult?" Mia Hamm

Awesome work! I loved it all. Good descripton and words!

dA gAnGsTeR! said...
on Sep. 2 2009 at 12:34 am
Oh, my most favorite part was,So now is the death of our dusks,and the birth of our midnights! Veri BEAUTIFUL! Its very creative and i really like it!

on Aug. 30 2009 at 3:47 am
grlgotgame BRONZE, Chillicothe, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Girls with butts like mine, don't talk to boys with faces like yours."

wow! awesome! you're really good.

on Aug. 28 2009 at 3:17 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

it was great...we have the same name!!! no lie

on Aug. 26 2009 at 8:16 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

i liked this. it was good. :) great job!

mandygale77 said...
on Aug. 4 2009 at 11:41 pm
Wow, that was a bit depressing, but good.

on Aug. 3 2009 at 6:51 pm
KDtheGhostwriter GOLD, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"You are not special; And I am no hero."

Very good. I'd like to know if this is an actual town! Clever word play, good description.

MySunshine said...
on Jul. 31 2009 at 1:34 am
MySunshine, Holland, Michigan
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Loved it! Keep Writing.

on Jul. 28 2009 at 2:58 pm
writingsavedmylife SILVER, Livonia, Michigan
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in a cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it." - John Lennon

"In my end is my beginning."... - T.S. Eliot

great descriptions. i feel like i'm actually there.

on Jul. 23 2009 at 9:45 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is beautiful. You are a very talented writer. Keep it up!

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on Jul. 16 2009 at 9:16 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

Incredible. :)

on Jul. 13 2009 at 3:53 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

This is an incredible piece of work. Well done!