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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 Mar. 29 2010 at 7:51 am
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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Wow, amazing work keep wrtiting

on Mar. 24 2010 at 6:46 pm
MCRlover2011 BRONZE, Kemp, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself, don't take any one's (ugh they keep editing this T_T) shit and never let them take you alive!!!- Gerard Way

Wow... thts really good...

wafflepawn said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 6:56 pm
WWWOOOWWW!!!! "JiveTurkeyDude" how can you be so rude and stupid!!! this is probably one of the best poems I have read in the past five years. you arent looking past the text you have to read between the lines. maybe if you did that you wouldn't make such a fool out of yourself by saying "bones arent meant for weapons" i mean come on how foolish can you be!?!?! you are really rude and mean i do not appreciate you talking like this one bit!

PS. not nice!!!!!! >(

on Mar. 23 2010 at 1:14 pm
Wow Trev. You know you agree with me.

STOP IT said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 1:12 pm
Thats not very nice what your saying shes just an innocent young girl you jerk

on Mar. 23 2010 at 1:01 pm
100% Agree with "TheDude" You people are crazy...bones should be burried not made into weapons. Honestly this is where our world is going if you find these things good...THATS SICK! HAVE A NICE BONE FREE DAY :)

on Mar. 17 2010 at 6:07 am
Dunkelheitstieg BRONZE, Baldwin, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?,"Leonardo da Vinci.

This poem is awesome and don't listen to what all the negative people have to say in the world bout it cuz it really truly is awesome! could you look at my poems, i'm under moonbeam13? I really just want a review from one of the best poets since Edgar Allen Poe!

on Mar. 13 2010 at 6:10 pm
superswim_19 PLATINUM, Grand Haven, Michigan
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Wow. that is very thought provoking, WOW!

on Mar. 13 2010 at 4:38 pm
crisscross BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more."
~lord byron

ok i agree with sonnysuloff sher is right i love this poem poetry is about intensity and the the connection one has with it i love it word for word its true beauty and inspiation in its on wierd way haha but i love it

on Mar. 13 2010 at 2:38 pm
sonnysulouff BRONZE, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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I LOVE THIS POEM! i completely disagree with the people who say its too weird or intense. love that its open to interpretation. great job!

TheJust ELITE said...
on Mar. 13 2010 at 1:40 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

This is one of my favorite poems!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Mar. 13 2010 at 9:23 am
llamasarecool SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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this was beautiful! one of my favorites so far! (: nice work!

on Mar. 5 2010 at 8:33 pm
Autumncider BRONZE, Port Murray, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Only love is all maroon
Gluey feathers on a flume
Sky is womb and she's the moon

IT's awesome. Well worded. You explore a whole new dimension. You talk of things that people usually don't, that's what makes great poets.

girlygirl97 said...
on Mar. 4 2010 at 10:32 am
good poem but a little intense

kujo96 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 3 2010 at 1:59 pm
kujo96 BRONZE, Dothan, Alabama
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bmmsaw said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:44 am
okkkkkkkkkkkkk thats cool but creepy

BmmsKP said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:41 am
This Poem Is A Little Weird.

bmmsgk said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:50 am
your poem could be better if you didn't say all the sort of wierd stuff he can do 2 your bones

bmmsaw said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:01 am
I LOVE THIS POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LaVonna SILVER said...
on Feb. 27 2010 at 4:22 pm
LaVonna SILVER, Owatonna, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"dont let education get in your way of learning" -my American Lit teacher

bravo! :) i making this a favorite. loved the uniqueness![if thats even a word lol]