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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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snc947 said...
on May. 21 2009 at 9:14 pm
omgosh. I love this poem. I like the way you say, "Dont try to stick my bones together with scotch tape." That was my favorite part. Good Poem!

hope4you said...
on May. 21 2009 at 1:31 pm
hope4you, Williamston, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"NEVER LET ANYONE MAKE YOU OUT TO BE LESS THAN WHO YOU TRULY ARE....STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF"

i get a dark sexy vibe from it lol

its good,deep and i like the message within it

on May. 20 2009 at 10:34 pm
KassidyLeigh GOLD, Brewer, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"There are a millions guys who will try to pick you up but only one can sweep you off your feet!" -Emily Illingworth

That poem was really good, it was dark, and deep, I kinda felt like the last paragraph was kind of diconnected. Maybe if I knew what the inspiration was, it would make more sense, overall its really good.

on May. 19 2009 at 6:38 pm
Monee Watson BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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this poem is unique

It has so much emotion to it and I can kind of relate to what the speaker is talking about in the poem

on May. 18 2009 at 9:30 pm
sissykat PLATINUM, Royal Oak, Michigan
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This is really good. I like the way you wrote this. This is very deep. And I hope to see you as a published poet one day.

on May. 18 2009 at 6:46 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

WOW!!! This poem really shows what level you are on...

on May. 17 2009 at 9:51 pm
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

I love it. It's kinda thoughtful, and mindless...

on May. 17 2009 at 5:13 pm
Meleah17 SILVER, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"All the best people are, mad" -Alice in wonderland

I love it great work!

on May. 13 2009 at 9:53 pm
Serena Sawyer, Kellyville, Oklahoma
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i really like it :)

on May. 13 2009 at 7:11 pm
i love this poem

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on May. 12 2009 at 8:26 pm
HisTinyDancer GOLD, Mount Olive, North Carolina
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I love it! It is kinda dark and yet still has a certain optimism about it.

on May. 11 2009 at 11:19 pm
Sam Sainz BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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this is so crazy good!

on May. 11 2009 at 10:05 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

very touching, really makes you think. i loved it great job!

on May. 7 2009 at 6:07 pm
Kiana Wallace, Bellaire, Ohio
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Really good, I loved it=]

buggy BRONZE said...
on May. 6 2009 at 8:31 pm
buggy BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
if you were sensible, when I told you that the stars flash signals, each one dreadful. you would not turn to me and say "the night is wonderful"

that is really good.I mean who wwants to be mouned over. you wnt your family to remember you when you die,not cry over you being gone.

TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/101723/the-many-ways-that-you-hurt-me/ this one is mine

on May. 1 2009 at 9:40 pm
sprinkels-of-tears BRONZE, Eagle River, Wisconsin
2 articles 1 photo 4 comments
that was amazing i mean really wow.

on May. 1 2009 at 4:38 pm
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

Inspiring. Well done. x

on Apr. 29 2009 at 7:50 pm
Aro_To_The_Heart PLATINUM, Mandeville, Louisiana
47 articles 7 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than hands?

-Ernest Gaines.

wow.... i'm left speechless. good job! i love it. ///_^

on Apr. 27 2009 at 11:48 pm
jellisrellish BRONZE, Boardman, Ohio
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pretty cool i guees. but i dont really understand it. but u dont have to. u can feel the feeling pouring from it.good work.

on Apr. 27 2009 at 3:02 pm
CressFerriera GOLD, Richmondville, New York
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This poem makes me hungry.