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November 12, 2008
By Kelly M., Mineola, NY, Mineola, NY

Anger bubbles up beneath my skin;
I grin,
then push my lips out
in frustration
when he turns
away.

My nose prickles hard on the inside
and I swallow hard,
willing the tears not to come,
but they do not heed.
The briny water wells up
on the cusp of my lashline,
threatening to fall
to give me away.
I feel the first drop slip over the edge and glide softly
down my cheek onto my lower lip,
which trembles.
Its saltiness coats the single word
on my tongue
that fidgets,
waiting to launch itself into the open air
in vain
like so many times before.
Listen.



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Brit =p said...
on Nov. 7 2009 at 4:32 pm
great desciption, i like.

on Nov. 7 2009 at 3:40 pm
alexisjo SILVER, Roanoke, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
fearless doesn't mean you're unafraid, it means you're terrified, but you jump anyway. <3

You are so talented! Its people like you that encourage me to keep writing (:

on Nov. 7 2009 at 11:05 am
DefyGravity129 SILVER, Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Old wounds still burn." - Law & Order SVU

You have a very talented gift. Well done, bravo! :D

on Nov. 7 2009 at 8:26 am
Dancing_Shadows SILVER, Franklin, New Hampshire
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Very amazing =] I could really feel the emotion.

on Nov. 7 2009 at 12:51 am
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

Pure emotion and writing talent right here. Job well done, sweetheart. Maybe you could check out my stuff?

on Nov. 3 2009 at 3:23 pm
s.nichole. PLATINUM, Ossian, Indiana
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heartbreakingly beautiful. :)

on Oct. 16 2009 at 4:09 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Loved it. Just loved it. Great imagery!

on Oct. 16 2009 at 2:58 pm
cool, that is really nice. Or, not nice, but u know what i mean...

at004 said...
on Oct. 16 2009 at 11:59 am
It was really good

iron&wine18 said...
on Oct. 4 2009 at 9:17 pm
iron&wine18, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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this straight up, blew my mind. it's exactly how i feel all the time. your word choice is fantastic "cusp of my lashline" i especially love the "on my toungue -- that fidgets" Some serious poetry right there.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 9:31 pm
thundergirl BRONZE, Lubbock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Don't judge a thunderstorm by how it looks. Judge it by the way it is.

this is wonderful

on Sep. 23 2009 at 9:28 pm
anotherromanctic PLATINUM, Wilmington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"If it's not okay, then it's not over." - Anonymous

this is beautiful.

such raw emotion such as frustration makes for mind-blowing poetry.

keep up the amazing work.

(and check out mine, please? :) )

mandygale77 said...
on Sep. 23 2009 at 5:52 pm
Beautiful imagery and emotion.

eMs23 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 23 2009 at 3:47 pm
eMs23 BRONZE, Yuma, Arizona
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This is fantastic! I love the descriptiveness of it all.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 9:03 am
gothgirl13 GOLD, Red Hook, New York
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this is really good. :)

Sanah BRONZE said...
on Aug. 16 2009 at 9:10 pm
Sanah BRONZE, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion" -Edgar Allan Poe

absolutely outstanding (: each and every word grows deeply within me

on Aug. 11 2009 at 9:29 pm
icguf615 BRONZE, Mission Viejo, California
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that was very good. I liked it alot.

Schubster said...
on Jun. 20 2009 at 2:21 am
I can totally relate to that....anyway, keep up the good work! you have an awesome talent of expressing emotions beautifully in words :) nice poem

on May. 4 2009 at 3:39 am
abooga.looga SILVER, Covina, California
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this is so amazing. :) i can feel all the emotion.

on Apr. 19 2009 at 11:16 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

continue to pour out your talent!