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Strawberries in Jersey: ode to an ex boyfriend.

February 28, 2011
By AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We choose the love we think we deserve ~The Perks

Such an intricate feeling
the brush of his hair on my fingertips
the taste of his kiss in my mouth
like strawberries.

I am falling in love with the way this boy talks
the complex things he says without words or sounds
the trust lingering behind his every step as we
step away
and step closer than ever before
as one

And goodbyes have always been the worst
like salty paper cut wounds to clean flesh
I can't wait to eat his heart again
when we
lace our fingers and tap tap tap
to the rhythms we share
feet in sync
eyes locked
in chaotic cities that turn to sand
and blow away softly
when there's no such thing as bye bye

When this boy
this boy
this boy and I
shall taste the stars one night

Just as sure as
this poetry means the world to me
and how he makes these words flow
like streams and tears
that taint my face with stolen make up
his fading silhouette in the background of some sad song
he insists
arch my lips and sing along


Like his soft numbly kisses on my nose
smiles to my dimple
things to hold
on to for later
when it hurts again

When I can’t find
in Jersey
long and lost in Arizona
New York City

When I was 100% sure
things were going be different

and gosh I loved him so much more for that

The author's comments:
Teenage love, can't live with it, but one can surely move forward without it.

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on May. 12 2016 at 9:21 am
Starlight-Thoughts GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
I will be gentle, but I will not be a gentleman.

"When I was 100% sure/things were going to be different" These two lines brought tears to my eyes.

on May. 7 2015 at 1:43 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

Awh, I love this! It's so cute. You're to talented. c: Its beautiful. xxxx Also, could you let me know how you add heroes on your TeenInk? XD

Inksy SILVER said...
on Feb. 1 2012 at 1:15 am
Inksy SILVER, NSL, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead"
~Benjamin Frankiln
"Love? Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love."
~Moulin Rouge

Aw, this poem is adorable (: You are so talented! It's beautiful (: 5/5. Could you check out some of my work and rate/ comment? I'd really appreciate it!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 2:46 pm
MarleyRainbow PLATINUM, Valles MInes, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
one good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

I love how you sculpted this poem.

on Aug. 4 2011 at 5:44 pm
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

This is such the cute poem. ;) Very sweet.

on Aug. 4 2011 at 3:46 pm
foreverme BRONZE, Williamston, Michigan
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I mean in    

on Aug. 4 2011 at 3:45 pm
foreverme BRONZE, Williamston, Michigan
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the taste of his kiss on my mouth like strawberries...I loved this line the best

on Jul. 29 2011 at 12:49 pm
Julez1D1 BRONZE, Kingsport, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"But unfortunatley all I have to give you is in imperfect heart, but it's a heart that beats only for you."

Oh, I love the part when you list some states-it's very sensible. i love it:)

on May. 30 2011 at 7:25 pm
M_IML DIAMOND, Ganei Tikva, Other
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beatiful :-)

on May. 30 2011 at 12:09 pm
CatchAFallingStar PLATINUM, Pearland, Texas
24 articles 6 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was." - Unknown

Wow this poem is beautifully written, I loved it. 

spency SILVER said...
on May. 30 2011 at 7:40 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

luv it.....u go girl