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When I am Dead MAG

January 21, 2009
By HannahW BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
HannahW BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
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When I am dead, my dearest, don’t stick my bones
together with Scotch tape. Do not try to fit them
underneath a frame. Use them, one by one,
as a weapon, a gavel. My bones,
they can be good back scratchers, honey mixers,
and hands of clocks.

You can toss them across space
and see how far they’ll glide until another hand
slips across it. When I am dead, dearest,
thread my bones to the top of a mountain.

The next time you arrive at a glass sea,
spill it boldly. Spell your life in two parts,
watch them float until they descend
like a weight down into that container.

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on Jul. 14 2010 at 2:52 pm
alaskatrailmutt, Jefferson, Maryland
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Wow that was cool! I love it!

on Jul. 1 2010 at 9:27 pm
krisssss BRONZE, Nyack, New York
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Simply beautiful :)

on Jul. 1 2010 at 1:08 pm
wellfleetgirl, Chester, Connecticut
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this is very intreguing, i love it:) check out my piece, "fireflies" and vote for me, please, and i'll vote for you :)

on Jul. 1 2010 at 12:30 pm
writerinfinity PLATINUM, Arlington, Texas
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very intresting, it is good, i like the feeling of it


L.T.A SILVER said...
on Jul. 1 2010 at 11:13 am
L.T.A SILVER, Hammond, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.-- Samuel Butler

There's something odd about it but I like it

on Jun. 25 2010 at 10:44 am
rawrpiranha SILVER, Godfrey, Illinois
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wow "jiveturkeydude". you're rude. :D

on Jun. 20 2010 at 7:45 pm
tweety1ofakind BRONZE, Magnolia, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
\" You Must Be The Change That You Want To See \"

omg !! this is so inspiring you must keep writing this will touch so many lives !!

Anne1 SILVER said...
on Jun. 11 2010 at 12:47 pm
Anne1 SILVER, Gorham, New York
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Favorite Quote:
peace not war

nice poem it mackes me think


on Jun. 10 2010 at 4:09 pm
BleedingRose PLATINUM, Frederic, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
*The darkness holds infinite possibilities.


Thank you, evenlyodd!  My point exactly.


on Jun. 10 2010 at 1:55 pm
NeverSayShhh SILVER, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
\"i dont think your beautiful, i think your beyond it\" [lil wayne]

agreed with Kaytie.. seriously tho.. no one care wht yew think turkey man..

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Jun. 9 2010 at 6:33 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

wow, i've commented before but i have to do so again, this is really amazing and it's clear that you have talent, i love the symbolization, it's heartbreaking.

on Jun. 9 2010 at 6:13 pm
snowglobevigilante, Seward, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere near by."
-Ruth E. Renkel

....hmmmm...I like it!!!

on Jun. 9 2010 at 5:03 pm
LihuaEmily SILVER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"It is said that there's no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch." -Alan Guth

Really marvelous and beautiful!

on Jun. 9 2010 at 10:00 am
NeverSayShhh SILVER, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
\"i dont think your beautiful, i think your beyond it\" [lil wayne]

haha. Wow... "thedude" comming from the guy that has no work published. (doesn't write anything!) is that all you do? sit around dissen everyone elses stuff when you can't write anything either.... grow up- your stupidity annoys me


on Jun. 9 2010 at 9:53 am
NeverSayShhh SILVER, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
\"i dont think your beautiful, i think your beyond it\" [lil wayne]

k. rlly lykked thiz poem- yew cn tell its not wht evry1 lykkes but way tew stayy true tew urself :) haha. good job!

Sunset SILVER said...
on Jun. 9 2010 at 9:28 am
Sunset SILVER, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"the only fear in this world is fear itself"
"loved you once, love you still, always have, always will"

wow it really is strong and loud, your voice speaks clear and strong in this poem and it sounds like youwant to be heard... well i'm all ears:)

on Jun. 6 2010 at 7:58 pm
mpacheco15 BRONZE, Montclair, New Jersey
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Haters gonna hate, but really?

CloneA BRONZE said...
on Jun. 2 2010 at 6:49 pm
CloneA BRONZE, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Excellent - such a confident voice here. I LOVE the variety in the description. I can really feel this poem.

on May. 29 2010 at 4:28 pm
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
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Ignore any negativity that people send toward you. I really love this poem. It speaks with such a true voice, and it's so original and powerful.

on May. 29 2010 at 1:46 pm
moonshoescarly SILVER, Fontana, California
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Why are you so negative on everyone's poems? All these poems have a purpose; it's up to the reader to find it. Stop asking the author what the purpose is and read the poem because it's obvious!