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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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yesilove said...
on Sep. 19 2010 at 1:15 pm
this was great i loved it :)

on Sep. 9 2010 at 3:18 pm
This is amazing! I love it :)

on Sep. 9 2010 at 12:07 pm
Dance_2_Ur_own_beat BRONZE, Monument, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Judge me all you want, but keep your virdict to yourself.

Sometimes you just have to smile,
pretend everything's okay,
hold back the tears and just walk away

wow that was crazy good. Wasnt expecting that, but it really made the reader think. Great!

oriink BRONZE said...
on Aug. 28 2010 at 6:18 pm
oriink BRONZE, Fredricksburg, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you wanna' be, barbie girl."



mkgirl395 GOLD said...
on Aug. 16 2010 at 10:48 pm
mkgirl395 GOLD, Coppell, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life."
-Omar Kyyam

haha, i honestly thought you'd be all typical and say, "i made a boy out of pillows, and he had nothing on you" or something... but that was much better!

WritingNinj4 said...
on Aug. 1 2010 at 10:23 am
WritingNinj4, Tulsa, Oklahoma
0 articles 2 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am not a morning person. . . . .

Wow! thats is so powerful!

Shelly-T GOLD said...
on Jul. 30 2010 at 10:07 am
Shelly-T GOLD, Romeoville, Illinois
13 articles 0 photos 71 comments
Powerful ending!

on Jul. 23 2010 at 10:05 am
ithinkijustflew BRONZE, Dreamland, Other
4 articles 1 photo 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Is. 43:2; When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.

sad but well writen :)

TerraTAZz GOLD said...
on Jul. 21 2010 at 11:13 pm
TerraTAZz GOLD, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
18 articles 3 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nobody goes through life without a scar.

-carol burnett

love it!!! its amazinggg!!

on Jul. 21 2010 at 6:20 am
deus-ex-machina14 BRONZE, Stewartsville, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are two main tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde

Very creative and kind of funny at the end. Sad, but funny in kind of a dark, dry way, haha. Very well written!:)

Chloe_ BRONZE said...
on Jul. 20 2010 at 1:24 pm
Chloe_ BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never underestimate the power of doing the ordinary in quite extraordinary ways.

i reallly like that and the way that you used comparasons or well metaphors

on Jul. 14 2010 at 5:44 pm
Gabriella.MM BRONZE, Underhill, Vermont
4 articles 0 photos 25 comments
very unique and creative. I love the matephors:)

Babylufin GOLD said...
on Jul. 10 2010 at 2:10 pm
Babylufin GOLD, Liberal, Missouri
13 articles 2 photos 229 comments

Favorite Quote:
"'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11. Thank you Lord, for this future you've given me.

Very creative! Short, but too the point. Very good, keep it up.

on Jul. 7 2010 at 9:33 am
Wow. I did not expect that ending! I really like it :)

Alibee SILVER said...
on Jul. 5 2010 at 10:54 pm
Alibee SILVER, Berkeley, California
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible with the grace of God."

that was funny. It's too bad alot of boys really act like that

on Jul. 5 2010 at 6:37 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 226 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

jeez. some boyfriend. great writing.

courteycat said...
on Jul. 3 2010 at 11:47 am
courteycat, Lompoc, California
0 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:

That was really good and well-written. I liked it alot continue writing!

on Jul. 3 2010 at 10:38 am
autumntate2015 SILVER, Albertville, Alabama
9 articles 20 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Success is a journey, not a destination." -Ben Sweetland

wow. that was really well-written. i love how the end has a twist.

on Jun. 29 2010 at 1:39 am
DannyKid33 PLATINUM, Pleasant Hill, California
34 articles 2 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't ever let the media tell you what to look like. You're beautiful the way you are. Stay beautiful, keep it ugly." - Gerard Way.

so true :)

on Jun. 29 2010 at 1:38 am
DannyKid33 PLATINUM, Pleasant Hill, California
34 articles 2 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't ever let the media tell you what to look like. You're beautiful the way you are. Stay beautiful, keep it ugly." - Gerard Way.

at the beginning i thought that this was kind of weird...but the ending was amazing!! so powerful!! i love this story :) i kno wat tht feels lk too; i can relate