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Genetics MAG

October 16, 2008
By Alexandra Bishop SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Alexandra Bishop SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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People tell me I have his nose
Because it’s strong and hooked
With a powerful bump at the top
But I hope that’s all he gave me
An ugly nose is enough
And better than an ugly mind that
Sinks its teeth into anything it can
Like the hearts of girls who have
Not yet learned to love the real way
I hope I do not have his hands
Calloused from the cold metal of a gun
And stained with a twisted love
Love I hope I do not have
Because love is not a fist or a knife
Love is not an apology
I hope I do not have his back
Because he never had mine
And I hope a nose does not give me
A guiltless conscience and a
Forgetful brain.



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on Mar. 17 2010 at 8:45 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

Oh, and please let me know when you write another poem! You have a great talent

on Mar. 17 2010 at 8:41 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

You put this poem in the most amazing way...the thoughts that so many girls and guys have....all i can say that it was beautiful and put together awesome-ly!!!!! !!!

I loved it!!! I can relate :)

cass said...
on Feb. 26 2010 at 7:26 pm
this was so amazing and well-written i completely loved it and you are amazing! good job!

on Feb. 26 2010 at 5:44 pm
alwayswriting14 SILVER, Northport, New York
7 articles 1 photo 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything makes sense yet nothing makes sense."

WOW. That was so insightful...

alyn-ica said...
on Feb. 26 2010 at 11:43 am
my dad too.. this is an incredible poem

on Feb. 4 2010 at 3:01 am
TheJester BRONZE, Los Gatos, California
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
the electricity races, words fall askew, yet delicately intertwined are the fingers, I, and you.

Wonderful job! The ending could have been stronger to accompany the power you established in the beginning and middle of your work.

on Jan. 13 2010 at 10:17 pm
~♪Gecko♫~ BRONZE, Lloydminster, Other
2 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."
Helen Keller

AMAZING!! That's all I'm going to say. Simply amazing!! =)

on Jan. 13 2010 at 7:24 pm
whisperingofdawn GOLD, Colorado City, Arizona
17 articles 12 photos 87 comments
i love this poem. it explains alot of feelings i have for my dad.
you should read my poem: For Daddy...
http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/147088/For-Daddy/
good work, keep writing :)

on Jan. 13 2010 at 8:49 am
vitocoffee BRONZE, Elgin, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 2 comments
This poem really had its lines where there was a double meaning and that is a great thing. I really enjoyed how the poem had moments of comparison.

on Jan. 3 2010 at 3:02 pm
rainyday93 GOLD, Bedford, New York
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this is amazing, beautifully written, very insightful, and relatable. good job!

on Dec. 22 2009 at 8:54 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Amazing,this is really deep as everyone else has said. For me my favorite line was; "I hope I do not have his hands calloused from the cold metal of a gun and stained with a twisted love." Beautiful and very descriptive.

on Dec. 22 2009 at 8:40 pm
RougeOlympian PLATINUM, Northbrook, Illinois
20 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
-Benjamin Franklin

This is fanominal!! I can't imagine it more well written.it totally flows without a doubt and it makes me think. Great job!!!!!!!!

on Dec. 22 2009 at 4:59 pm
ummduhirock GOLD, Franklin, Tennessee
11 articles 25 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
to learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.
the dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

this is really good, keep writing, you have a great talent.

on Aug. 12 2009 at 3:04 am
Angilene BRONZE, Clayton, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments
wow. that was vary well written. that was ingeniously written. wow =]

babygirl said...
on May. 22 2009 at 3:49 pm
i loved it

and you should write a short story with it

you should already be a famous poet

on Apr. 22 2009 at 10:15 pm
blackamethyst GOLD, Centerville, Ohio
11 articles 0 photos 133 comments
amazing

on Apr. 8 2009 at 3:11 pm
E.L.W. PLATINUM, Glen Allen, Virginia
31 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes -
the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.
They push the human race forward.

I like to try and find some constructive feedback and stand out from the croud of total admirers, but I cannot find fault with this work of art.

on Mar. 2 2009 at 8:57 pm
TinyVessel GOLD, Mantua, Ohio
11 articles 0 photos 7 comments
This is so good you should continue and write a short story from this

on Feb. 19 2009 at 3:33 am
lexikeys247 SILVER, Forks, Washington
7 articles 0 photos 23 comments
this was amazing! i love the way you write!

on Feb. 19 2009 at 1:12 am
Very intriguing poem. I would have never thought of that. Very original and classy, thanks for sharing your work. Please check out my work at- TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/83793/To-Become/ Great job!