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BraceFace MAG

May 29, 2011
By Alma.Rechnitzer BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma.Rechnitzer BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Dear Orthodontist,
What have you done to me?
I look like a dinosaur.
My jaw is no longer my own property,
it is yours.
I feel like a shark
with two layers of teeth,
which move every day
at a rate which I cannot control.
My tongue
has become a gymnast,
bending forward and back,
weaving in and out
to remove that stubborn scrap
of apple peel wrapped around my back molar.
And I can't make a fishy face anymore.

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on Feb. 7 2012 at 5:40 pm
(: I feel ya!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 8:49 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

This is an adorable poem! It made me laugh at the part about the tongue being a gymnast. Great job!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 5:04 pm
BraxtonLangstonChapman SILVER, Lexington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Dedication, Hard Work

This is really good, I'm new at this Teen Ink thing I need some help is there anyway someone can comment on my work.

on Nov. 20 2011 at 9:10 pm
Mr.Indescribable SILVER, Cerro Gordo, North Carolina
6 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hard work beats talent when talent doesnt work hard-Kevin Durant
Pressure Makes Diamonds-Kendall Marshall
Jumping to conclusions just makes the fall a lot harder-Me

I love this. Your rhymes are really good and its kinda funny. Good job :). Could you give me some feedback on some of my work? It would really help. Thanks.

on Nov. 20 2011 at 4:49 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

This is clever and I like the words you use to describe braces :)

MakaylaS. GOLD said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 4:22 pm
MakaylaS. GOLD, Fairfax, Virginia
13 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Starve a Bully, Feed your Soul, STAND GRAND." -Vincent Castronovo

hehe "and I can't make a fishy face anymore" cute (: i really like this! 

Zxarra GOLD said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 2:14 pm
Zxarra GOLD, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
14 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Earth without art is "eh"

I have braces and I can tell you that this is completely true. I DO feel like I don't own my own mouth anymore. This definitely deserved to be published in the magazine!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 17 2011 at 5:54 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is so cute, and it reminds me of a show I used to watch when I was little by the same name. Good start, and keep writing because I think you have promise!

Check out my work sometime, please?

on Nov. 17 2011 at 3:37 pm
JayJay1998 BRONZE, Lenexa, Kansas
2 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." -Pablo Picasso

OMG this is funnyy, but very true(: keep writin!!!:)