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Sweet Scrub MAG

April 19, 2008
By Anonymous

Her smooth fingers
Coat a car windshield
With sun-kissed cream.
Dipped in butter soap,
Sponges soak up dirt,
Reveal the lost glimmer.
She sprays hose-water
Like an April shower,
Onto the glossy hood.
Her shiny reflection
Meanders in droplets
Down metallic doors.
Froth tickles her toes
As a bubble of delight
Escapes from pink lips;
It frolics with soapsuds,
Dancing to the melody
Of her sweet laughter.

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on Jul. 22 2010 at 6:13 pm
jward24895 SILVER, Montour Falls, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” -Stephen Hawking

I really like how, by adding description, you can take something so simple as washing a car and turn it into something spectacular.

babe892 GOLD said...
on Jun. 18 2010 at 12:22 am
babe892 GOLD, Suffern, New York
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I love imagery poetry like this. In many ways, it is better than telling a story with a poem because I like to walk away from a poem with a feeling or a picture in my head of what I just read. This was really great.

kms777 GOLD said...
on Jun. 8 2010 at 5:14 pm
kms777 GOLD, Winn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"learn from your mistakes but regret not a thing"

it is so simple yet so intriguing. not many people can give such detail about something and make it sound so beautiful. myself include. i hope youll read some of mine so i need what to work on.

on Jun. 1 2010 at 7:01 pm
farmergirl28621 BRONZE, McHenry, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not be in such a hurry to grow up; you will forget about today while dreaming about tomorrow. Enjoy the simple God-given pleasures that make life so amazing. Tomorrow is just a whisper; for all we know it may not even exist.

I really, really like the imagery of the poem.  It is simple but it paints such a pretty picture in one's head.

on May. 18 2010 at 9:34 pm
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

I LOVE the last four lines in this. so beautifully written. 

on Apr. 28 2010 at 11:48 pm
awesomeman123 SILVER, Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see in the world"
--Mahatma Ghandi

Wow. very blissful. i can't help but smiling :)

Howler GOLD said...
on Apr. 3 2010 at 2:39 pm
Howler GOLD, Cerritos, California
17 articles 5 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not abut the number of breaths you take but about the moments that take your breath away"

This makes me want to dance! Wow check out my forum its a poem called the principle people!

on Apr. 1 2010 at 10:53 am
decembersun14 PLATINUM, Winchester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"

so sweet and moving! i loved it! your similes were awesome and your choice of words was amazing!

on Mar. 28 2010 at 4:31 pm
Shabanana SILVER, Teaneck, New Jersey
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well then can someone else please explain??

mimibby SILVER said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 3:57 pm
mimibby SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
sticks n stones my brack my bones but words cant

i didnt get it ether

on Mar. 17 2010 at 11:07 am
Shabanana SILVER, Teaneck, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 45 comments
i don't understand this poem can someone please explain?

on Mar. 13 2010 at 11:04 am
Alexis7674 BRONZE, Willamsburg, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments
Very discreptive I loved it

on Mar. 10 2010 at 9:48 pm
ChristianCowgirlCC SILVER, Wellington, Kansas
6 articles 2 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Galatians 1:10
"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."

Aww! That was so "bubbly". And fun. I loved it. (:

summer-baby said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 11:46 am
summer-baby, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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i really enjoyed reading this poem. it was really cute.

on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:06 am
CHEERLEADER~4~life BRONZE, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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this is a really well writen poem...

i really enjoyed reading it....keep it up!


sansan said...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 7:33 am
so i realy happy for that poeme u just give it to me and i thank's u for that thank u so much.

on Feb. 16 2010 at 2:53 pm
Ellie.M. PLATINUM, Santa Paula, California
47 articles 1 photo 133 comments
i love this.!!! Check out some of my work i hope u like it.! :) Please comment on my poems i would love to have any tips of any sort.. Check out my newest and latest ones :)

on Jan. 24 2010 at 6:22 pm
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
36 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)

how cute, very good

matthewZ said...
on Jan. 4 2010 at 8:03 pm
nice! look at my poem too plz? http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/156195/Airplanes/ rate and comment plz! thanks a million!

on Dec. 12 2009 at 3:57 pm
CaptainFabulous. GOLD, Union, Missouri
11 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:

"When life hands you lemons,make BEEF STEW!"
-Andy Milanokis?(sp)

i really like this

love the details!

keep writing