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I'll Never Know MAG

July 1, 2013
By alihadley14 GOLD, Glasford, Illinois
alihadley14 GOLD, Glasford, Illinois
19 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Truth is, everyone's going to hurt you, you just have to find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." -Plato


There's a hole in your shirt,
And I can't help but wish
That you'd stretch it out,
And let me see inside you.

Your exterior siding is
Rather deceiving,
And your windows are always curtained.
Knock. Knock.
Nobody ever seems to be home.

Even if I had X-ray vision
and Mind-Reading glasses,
I still wouldn't be able to find you in that mass of muscle,
Behind that mask of mystery.
I'd proceed to fumble around inside you,
Hitting the metallic linings,
Making the buzzer sound,
Just like Operation.

But maybe it's the fact that
There's nothing to be figured out
Or everything to be discovered,
That makes me want to know.

That microscopic hole on your shoulder
Is the portal to my dreams,
The key to my curiosity,
But you'll never let me inside,
Because that's your favorite shirt.



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on Jun. 26 2014 at 8:45 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

I disagree. I thought the ending was perfect. Really. :) This poem is so creative! You're thoughts are perfectly organized andclear and your poem was super fun to read and think about.  This is one of the best poems I've read here so far. Great job for getting in the magazine. This for sure deserved it. 

on Jul. 8 2013 at 11:25 am
MadelineSwift PLATINUM, Katy, Texas
21 articles 0 photos 11 comments
Yes I understand! Thank you!

on Jul. 8 2013 at 12:24 am
alihadley14 GOLD, Glasford, Illinois
19 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Truth is, everyone's going to hurt you, you just have to find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." -Plato

I appreciate your criticism but the last line was intended to be written that way to convey a sense of hopelessness and pessimism. There wasnt supposed to be a grand finale, if you get what I'm saying.

on Jul. 7 2013 at 7:11 pm
MadelineSwift PLATINUM, Katy, Texas
21 articles 0 photos 11 comments
I like the entirety of the poem. I do think the end is a bit anti climactic. The first four lines of the last stanza are very powerful but the last is not as strong.

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on Jul. 7 2013 at 5:38 pm
Alani BRONZE, Sydney, Other
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Soit belle, faire le bien, soit heureux ~

This is sweet, I truly love it.