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Duct Tape Love MAG

January 11, 2009
By skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
16 articles 1 photo 18 comments

I’m trying so hard,
picking the pieces of me
up off of the floor,
putting them back
into an imperfect, imbalanced,
human teenage girl,
holding her together.

Got nothing to stick her
back together with
but love and memories
and your dumb jokes
that never made me laugh –
like the one about duct tape and the force –
both have a light side and a dark side
and hold the world together.
Now it’s holding her together.

Got nothing to prop her up on
but summer nights and tears
and your stupid clichés
about boy things, like Chuck Norris,
how he holds duct tape together.
Now it’s holding her together.

Got nothing to give her life with
but puddles and laughter
and your annoying wisecracks,
always making fun of me:
how silence is golden
but duct tape is silver,
holding your lips together.
Now it’s holding her together.

My work isn’t perfect.
It’s messy and lopsided;
it’s hormonally imbalanced,
but I’ve got enough of you
and enough duct tape
and it’s holding her together.

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4nscchk666 said...
on Apr. 30 2014 at 10:12 am
4nscchk666, Cincinnati, Ohio
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beautifully written

babegurl20 said...
on Dec. 4 2012 at 11:48 am
you are not lieing there. there are people and things out there that want to help you back up and want to be there when you fall.i went through it. i know how it feels.

on Aug. 12 2012 at 1:06 pm
TheEvanescent BRONZE, Mumbai, Other
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This is a really beautiful poem.. Heartbreaks happen so often these days, but what matters is how one stands strong with the will of moving on.. i liked the mesage you've tried to convey there.. At least i got something out of it! Very well written.. Keep writing :)

on May. 9 2012 at 12:02 pm
RockMusica426, Maumelle, Arkansas
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"When life hands you lemons, don't make lemonade. Instead, make fruit punch!" (or burn life's house down, either way, it works.)

I love the meaning behind this piece, or at least what I'm getting from it.

Sometimes the world breaks you, but there are people and things that hold you together.

on Mar. 11 2012 at 9:59 am
Let-Love-In PLATINUM, Chester, Connecticut
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You fail only if you stop writing."

you are so talented! this really made me think and it's just beaifully written and thought out, and well put together. and it makes so much sense. i love it, keep it up!

on Jan. 20 2012 at 5:28 pm
HinataHyuga SILVER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
To never give up is my nindo, my ninja way. I can't run before taking my first step. A place to return to is were someone always thinks of you. Naruto-kun. Miso ramen. Back off kushina tomato Minato is mine! Kingmortha is my BFFFFF on teenink!

Why couldnt this be 1# voted?!

Muzix BRONZE said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 2:08 pm
Muzix BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
3 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is never promised so live it to the fullest

First i would like to say i love the title of this poem .....This poem was really good keep up the good work!

on Dec. 7 2011 at 10:09 pm
AmandaElizabeth PLATINUM, Fulton, Kentucky
48 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."

Amazing Work. ^_^

on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:24 pm
InfiniteRain BRONZE, Steinbach, Other
2 articles 0 photos 12 comments
this was reeaalllyy good:)

on Oct. 24 2011 at 12:00 pm
Push2Death GOLD, Palmdle, California
10 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Doubt Me

but its a great poem

on Oct. 24 2011 at 12:00 pm
Push2Death GOLD, Palmdle, California
10 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Doubt Me

You know normally people don't thhink i would read this kuz im a filthy punk rock skater

on Oct. 24 2011 at 11:46 am
rachelwilson SILVER, Paris, Tennessee
5 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went thirty minutes without seeing something of remebrance to you.. but then again,.. my eyes were closed.." -Rachel Wilson

This is amazing! One of my favorites by far! Keep it up!

on Oct. 24 2011 at 8:40 am
RandomRanda GOLD, Paoli, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ill never improve, if i don't try
I'm Dancing for my life (im living my life).
Im all me! NO ONE is changing me!

lets just say. imma favorite this! and read more of yours!

on Sep. 10 2011 at 11:27 pm
HannahMarie17 BRONZE, Pasadena, Maryland
2 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." - Anonymous

I know the last two comments have started with wow but that was my first reaction too. wow this is beautiful and creative and heartfelt. please keep writing!


on Sep. 10 2011 at 9:59 pm
heartonmysleeve95 BRONZE, North Vernon, Indiana
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"let's skip like men!"
"Simplicity,simplicity,simplicity"-David Henry Thoreau

wow, this is a really great poem. really inspiering.

on Aug. 19 2011 at 12:57 pm
CaptainFabulous GOLD, Gray Summit, Missouri
17 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast" - Lewis Carroll

wow this is a really great poem, i love it!

jaylw GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2011 at 8:52 am
jaylw GOLD, Southgate, Michigan
18 articles 8 photos 44 comments
i loved it, and i love duck tape as an old friend said once duck tape fixes everything, and i wish i had so,e to keep me together too, great job!

on Jun. 21 2011 at 2:02 pm
tatertot1311 BRONZE, Johnson, Vermont
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dance like no one is watching you"

This poem is so creative and beautiful. It truly inspires me! I loved it!

on Apr. 24 2011 at 9:27 pm
nutsongirl23 SILVER, Wausau, Wisconsin
5 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You don't need to give reasons for the things you do. Sometimes you just have to do what you want. And sometime what's messed up to everyone else is what's right for you. You have to do it and not be afraid of it."-Kristen Stewart

Haha this poem is SO Legit!!!! I love it!! 

on Apr. 21 2011 at 3:28 pm
ImAnAlien SILVER, Grand Junction, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
so stick that in your juice box and suck it

o my god! I love it! sounds like me! i relate. its amazing!