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Just Like You MAG

October 20, 2009
By doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
doyoulove SILVER, Laingsburg, Michigan
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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 Dec. 15 2010 at 12:43 pm
WaterGirl23 BRONZE, Nutley, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William Shakespeare

i love this! unfortunately this true with many girls & i understand how they feel. many people,not just girls, can relate to this. please keep writing :]

on Dec. 6 2010 at 7:45 pm
OriginalCarbonation GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
dream as if you'll live forever
live as if you'll die tomorrow

i remember when i first read this in the mag i felt so moved i had to put it down for a minute, think it over, and control my emotions. then i re-read it. again. and again. and here it is again. and its still just as good.

great job!!

will you please read the poem i put on the writers workshop forum? its called The Story of Us. I feel like you could be alot of help with all of your talent. especially since i really love your writing style!

on Dec. 3 2010 at 5:26 pm
Softballcutie15, Petal, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"If you love someone let them go, if they come back you know they are yours forever." (: <3

I LOVE!(: it was so good, but so sad! Great writing(:

on Nov. 30 2010 at 6:06 pm
ohdamnitsnico, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
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i love this !its so true my boyfriend can be like that sometimes :p greatt job ! :)

on Nov. 30 2010 at 5:39 pm
kelliejo19 GOLD, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
19 articles 7 photos 48 comments
ohhh love this!!

on Nov. 30 2010 at 2:30 pm
Eer320 PLATINUM, S. China, Maine
20 articles 4 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, hey girl, magenta! and she's like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, no - I want magenta!"

So good, sad, and my favorite piece of writing.  excellent.

on Nov. 28 2010 at 2:09 pm
Kaylin_Mackenzie GOLD, Tomball, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You might not like me, but Jesus thinks I'm to die for!"
"L.O.V.E's just another word I'll never learn to pronounce...."

This has got to be my favorite piece on this whole website.  I love it!  It's so simple and so complex at the same time!  Everything about it is perfect!  Keep writing!

franc BRONZE said...
on Nov. 25 2010 at 6:43 pm
franc BRONZE, Dexter City, Ohio
2 articles 46 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
it's not peer pressure, it's just your turn!
live from the past live in the present live for the future
you never forget the face of the person who saved your life (not personal but GREAT book)

DOH! that's so sad! but even though it's so short its got so much emoption in it! i love it!

LadyShady GOLD said...
on Nov. 25 2010 at 5:55 pm
LadyShady GOLD, Jamaica, New Jersey
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway." - Eminem

Awwh, that's so sad! And I love how it's short, sweet and to the point =]

on Nov. 12 2010 at 11:12 pm
Shannon727 BRONZE, New York, New York
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aww(: your really clever. :P that was a nice one. i really liked it <3

on Nov. 8 2010 at 10:50 pm
believeinmexoxo GOLD, Brewster, New York
16 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something let it go and if it comes back to you, it’s yours forever- Anonymous

This is so good, but heartbreaking. I know exactly how you feel because I've been through it before...who hasn't? But, I love it a lot!

on Nov. 8 2010 at 8:43 pm
Livvyluv203 SILVER, St. Clair Shore, Michigan
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this is awesome :)

Gadzooks GOLD said...
on Nov. 8 2010 at 6:01 pm
Gadzooks GOLD, Kentwood, Michigan
11 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Handle everything as gentle as you can. And what you cannot put right, you must make as little wrong as possible." Thomas Moore

its very well written, and that's so true with most guys.

on Nov. 3 2010 at 11:28 pm
UniquelyCreativelyMe BRONZE, Westminster, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 5 comments
One word, two syllables. Love-ly!

on Oct. 29 2010 at 8:23 am
TessaOhhh BRONZE, Funchester,, Virginia
2 articles 3 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We will all be the greatest, we will all be degraded." -John O'Callaghan

Oh my gosh, this was straight to the point. Really good job.

on Oct. 16 2010 at 8:28 pm
wavesofwishes GOLD, Drummond, Wisconsin
12 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
All it takes..is all you've got.

Amazingly written! Very relateable. Simple but intricate, I loved it, keep up the good work!

on Oct. 16 2010 at 9:33 am
Tayrodactyl PLATINUM, Palmyra, Indiana
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I love this lol it made me laugh and I needed it, it reminds me of my ex lol

on Oct. 2 2010 at 3:27 pm
secrets2share BRONZE, Rochelle, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
~ Dr. Suess :)

Amazing :) really. I loved it. It was genius!

pinkduck42 said...
on Sep. 23 2010 at 7:49 pm

wow. that was amazing. didnt expect the ending. the last two line werent quite ironic, but they contrasted the rest of the piece so well. love it


Blissless said...
on Sep. 23 2010 at 7:09 am
Blissless, Milton, Vermont
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Kidnapping" is a strong word. I prefer "Surprise Adoption."

You're an amazing writer!