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Mutagen MAG

By Laura Ferruggia, Voorhees, NJ

The squiggles you emanate are odd –
Radiating like sun, they poison my heart
So I’m engaged by every word,
And I’m sure, were I less numb,
The ecstasy would slowly flow from me.

We’re complementary – in the grayscale rainbow.
I get ahead of things with my suggestive smile.
The light that glistens the most reflects from the cracks,
And I want to be the glue gun to your shattered glass.
I’d fuse our limbs together, crooked and lithe.

Forgotten in the attic, in a shiny display case,
We must gaze from the other side
So we can blow the dust away.
And when we rise from sparkling ash,
I’ll whisper that your rays are blinding.

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on Nov. 4 2011 at 8:43 pm
BookWorm98 BRONZE, Oberlin, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
No one said life was gonna be easy but you gotta pick yourself up dust yourself off and move on.
-Jillian Ruthann

This is a really great poam one of the best i've ever read.


on Oct. 10 2011 at 7:53 am
CourteneyTOXICITY BRONZE, Sacramento, California
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Write, write, & write some more!

on Aug. 16 2011 at 5:10 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Wonderfully writen! Keep writing (and if anybody wants to, please read some of my poems!)

jujums1 GOLD said...
on Dec. 6 2010 at 9:40 pm
jujums1 GOLD, New York, New York
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Powerful! Added it to my faves... nice work.

on Nov. 14 2010 at 2:35 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

if you ask me it really wasnt too confusing :) I really did love this poem! LOVEEE it :) :) :) if you get time you should check out my work :)

on Oct. 27 2010 at 10:28 pm
SideraCaeli GOLD, Marysville, Washington
13 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” -John Jakes.

It was very metaphorical I think, and very confusing. And those two reasons are precisely why I loved it... Good Job!

Photo_97 said...
on Sep. 12 2010 at 12:40 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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i agree! but i love this one theres somthing about it that i dont always see. its in my favs. keep it up


on Jul. 30 2010 at 8:11 pm
Annika-Katryn SILVER, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Thou art my life, my love, my heart,
The very eyes of me:
And hast command of every part
To live and die for thee."
-Robert Herrick

wow. read it twice, still not sure i got it right. but it like that about it. ambiguous, confusing, but compelling imagery. thank you.

Skylark said...
on May. 11 2010 at 12:13 pm
Such a beautiful poem, I started crying when I read this. Keep writing.

on Jan. 5 2010 at 1:18 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Love this. Amazing.

on Nov. 13 2009 at 11:25 am
Showchoir2012 SILVER, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"yes we are our fathers sons and daughters but we are not their choices" -Poetry Slam Knock Knock
"Knock Knock, who's their?, WE ARE!"

Love it, wow keep it up!

Mickey said...
on Feb. 24 2009 at 3:29 pm
AWESOME love it

on Feb. 21 2009 at 3:11 am
natalie_loves_rain BRONZE, Alta Loma, California
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Wow. This is amazinggg. I love it.

eeliane said...
on Jan. 15 2009 at 2:45 pm
eww but yet this is good too but yeah

on Jan. 5 2009 at 3:59 pm
This made me think. Wonderfully presented.

on Dec. 22 2008 at 5:58 pm
This is pretty. :) It's very unique, original.

Marcus Fenix said...
on Dec. 6 2008 at 8:02 pm
I like this, alot...

on Dec. 6 2008 at 7:09 am
Hey, i painted that! lol, my friends cant belive it was published next to an article on meth..... oh well. Check my site.

it's in there under paintings.

-Anna P.

Nurxxx said...
on Nov. 17 2008 at 10:16 pm
this is good.

beautiful piece.

Yes said...
on Nov. 17 2008 at 3:44 am
This is really quite amazing. It's very much like my style. I love this (!!!)