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Just Like You MAG

October 20, 2009
By doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Book are a uniquely portable magic." -Stephen King

Today, I made a boy out of pillows and old clothes to look like you.
I told him that I liked his eyes, that they were a spectacular shade of blue. He did not ­compliment me back.
I read him my poetry. He did not offer me a ­critique or wild exclamations of how much he loved my writing. Instead, he stayed quiet.
I walked with him in the woods behind my house. He did not try to hold my hand.
I baked him a lovely chocolate cake – your ­favorite. He did not flatter my delicious ­baking skills.
And when he grew tired I set him down next to me on the bed. He did not caress me, he did not kiss me, he did not whisper sweet nothings in my ear, and he did not tell me that he loved or needed me.
Yes, I made a boy out of pillows today. He doesn't just look like you; he acts like you, too.

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on Apr. 5 2012 at 9:44 am
_ella_herondale BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"...If the Thames that ran beside them...recalled a night where the moon shone as brightly as a shilling on the same boy and girl... and thought to themselves, 'at last, the wheel comes full circle,' they kept their silence."

So awesome.... so awesome. I have nothing to add to this because it is so perfect and so original! Thanks for your writing.

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on Mar. 28 2012 at 2:11 am
TaurusGal GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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I smiled in the end. Wow~~!!! EPIC!!!! So funny, the last part.

on Mar. 20 2012 at 8:52 am
KelseyBear BRONZE, Cuba, New York
3 articles 10 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Although it is generally known, I think it's time to announce that I was born at a very young age"

LOL this was great.

on Mar. 8 2012 at 8:03 pm
NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
12 articles 2 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too many to remember!

I FEEL THE BURN!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly, truely think every GUY should read this! I sent it to all of my friends and posted it on Facebook. 100% all the way! <3

on Mar. 8 2012 at 8:02 pm
NaomiStatia GOLD, Oranjestad, Other
12 articles 2 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too many to remember!

I will always remember this writing til the day I die. I read it 4 times! I posted it on Facebook and sent it to all of me girls! Perfect in everyway!!!! Short and sweet!

on Mar. 6 2012 at 3:57 pm
Wanderlust. SILVER, Burke, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments
OH BURN. haha okay jokes aside, this was really powerful and purely genius :) I enjoyed reading it.

Mooka BRONZE said...
on Mar. 2 2012 at 11:45 am
Mooka BRONZE, Berlin, Maryland
2 articles 1 photo 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

I agree it is really good and alot of guys are like that. It speaks the truth to though. That what I like.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 1:49 pm
MassieKurh BRONZE, Pittsville, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
love is like a tattoo while the process can be painful and the bright vibrant colors form the beginning may fade the product in the end is everlasting.

its short and sweet but really powerful. i loved it and i like how it fits how a lot of guy are.

on Jan. 22 2012 at 6:47 pm
AndSoItGoes01 SILVER, Reno, Nevada
9 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The winter I told you icicles are magic, you stole an enormous icicle from my neighbors shingle, and gave it to me as a gift, I kept it in my freezer for seven months. Love isn't always magic, sometimes it's melting." -Andrea Gibson

I love it! Great job, keep writing you are fantastic!!!!!! :)

on Jan. 13 2012 at 8:56 pm
youngwriter10 SILVER, Redmond, Oregon
9 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors."
-Norman Vincent Peale

I really like this you're a great writer. This reminds me of someone I know.... :)

on Dec. 10 2011 at 2:13 pm
UnwantedNinja GOLD, Pretoria, Other
17 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

This is amazingly writtin !!!! love it a lot <3 reminds me of .....

on Dec. 9 2011 at 11:55 am
songbird13 BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Don't worry, the time of darkness and despair will soon come to an end.

your pillow boy reminds me of someone I know...


on Nov. 28 2011 at 2:47 pm
JasmineNoelle1 BRONZE, There Is No Need To Know This !!!, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never needed to change my darling you just need to have confidence in yourself to be yourself and not change for someone else.

i have a question i'm new but so if i put my work out here will people take it and use it as there own??? I'm just wondering i'm hesitant

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on Nov. 22 2011 at 12:02 pm
Yaya21 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
15 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
love and death what it is dont stop in fear, love yall ba, leave please, danger is reality, dont controll the feelin then y keep having it. hurt and pain is all part of life. life is too short to waste. believe what u believe in. love is a passion

O MY GOSH I LUVVV THIS .... when i read it i started to smile ......great work

emattox SILVER said...
on Nov. 17 2011 at 6:55 pm
emattox SILVER, Onancock, Virginia
9 articles 1 photo 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -Ghandi

OH OH BURNN! This poem made me laugh :)

on Nov. 10 2011 at 7:52 pm
Dreamgirl95 BRONZE, Sugarland, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.

Awwww... So sad. Great writing though:)

on Nov. 10 2011 at 7:30 am
cheyenne garcia, New York, New York
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aww poor thing

on Oct. 26 2011 at 11:25 am
LivelaughWrite BRONZE, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Cherish your friends stay true to your principles, live passionately, and fully, and well. Experience new things love and be loved, if you ever get the chance."
~One Day

I really liked this!  Very simple and cute and has a nice point to it.

on Oct. 26 2011 at 8:26 am
SamNSox13 BRONZE, Nantucket, Massachusetts
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The ending is so powerful, it wraps the whole thing together very well. It is written with simplicity, but is still a very great piece. 

on Oct. 4 2011 at 6:51 pm
purple17 BRONZE, Mancos, Colorado
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really good loved it alot describes many expiriences