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Please Can I Have That Guy? MAG

June 30, 2009
By Janelle Zarrelli BRONZE, Plainfield, New Jersey
Janelle Zarrelli BRONZE, Plainfield, New Jersey
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Please can I have that guy who sings to me?
Please can I have that guy
Who knows how to raise my cheekbones from ear to ear in the most unfeasible situations
Who doesn’t mind my immense eating habit and finds it to be intriguing
Wondering why the food doesn’t stick
Like nectar on bees
Who makes me the only dirt cakes from scratch which he says he put his whole foot in
Who walks like cocky Tyson Beckford with his superlative swagger across the catwalk
Who recalls my every knock-knock joke and has them all stored in the back of his mind like a FedEx package
Originated from my inner Dave Chappelle
Ready to be delivered out the soles of his lips,
To be mutual between us once again –
And no one can interpret this but us because
It’s our little secretive jest
Who keeps that Orbit fresh breath and ­Colgate smile;
Who talks like a baby Barry White, with his assuring
Big daddy tone in preparation of a slow ­seduction
Of my mind mentally silent from the world;
Who knows that bombarding me with ­compliments
Like an overflowing sullied toilet filled with feces, urine, gum, and hair
Is just too typical: please can I have that guy friend
Who knows that I don’t want that.
Who is not prepared to change himself to ­appease me.
Who, when I collapse to the floor like an iron-lacking anemic
While broken with tears and moaning like an abused milked cow
That enjoys nothing but the fresh dry grass
From the vast fields of the suffering and ­polluted earth used and abused,
Picks me up like a strong lion would grab his cub in the clutch of its mouth.

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Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 9 2010 at 3:13 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

i love this poem.

tara* BRONZE said...
on Apr. 9 2010 at 11:56 am
tara* BRONZE, Westcliffe, Colorado
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whoa. amazing . Thank you.

on Apr. 9 2010 at 10:58 am

I loved this poem so much. You did a great job on it! It spoke to my heart.

Great Joy

on Mar. 19 2010 at 3:31 am
SolvoAnimus BRONZE, Jamaica, New York
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Me Tarzan.... You Jane!

on Mar. 18 2010 at 9:34 pm
Skittlelover SILVER, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Sick of crying, tired of trying. I may be smiling but inside I'm dying

Laughed at your metaphor/simile

on Mar. 18 2010 at 9:28 pm
unknown&unspoken GOLD, Monte Vista, Colorado
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Great poem. I really loved it!

on Mar. 18 2010 at 8:57 pm
miz.pretty.yung.thang SILVER, Fortmill, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned

i luv this poem.

on Mar. 18 2010 at 7:31 pm
Sweatheart SILVER, BPT, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I can do anything

i really like this poem and i can definitely relate A++

snc947 GOLD said...
on Mar. 18 2010 at 3:32 pm
snc947 GOLD, Swansboro, North Carolina
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whoa. i love it.

Talia12 GOLD said...
on Mar. 18 2010 at 9:12 am
Talia12 GOLD, Zephyrhills?, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
isaiah 12:2

i love this piece...its so shows actual emotion and character...awesome job!!!

s8erdude said...
on Feb. 24 2010 at 11:14 pm
Very good job i think i understand th ending. The ending is kinda like how she doesnt want a guy whos gna tell her what she wants to know she wants a guy whos going to be real whos not going to change and whose going to be there for her

BlueFoot GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2010 at 4:29 pm
BlueFoot GOLD, Reston, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it,"

now correct me if wrong but, I think the whole part where she is describing the like sarcastic, mock-romantic whatever, and at the end shes just talking about how she wants a guy who is there for her when she is in her darkest hour, or as she puts it incredibly bizzarely, anemic cow..terds. etc

on Feb. 2 2010 at 12:35 pm
Tamara*Monta BRONZE, Warren, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
never regret sompthing that once made u smile

I enjoy the poem but i do agree that in the end you lost me

on Jan. 11 2010 at 5:56 am
LolCatzMcGee PLATINUM, London, Hawaii
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i really liked the idea behind the poem, but i agree that it went a bit of track towards the end. don't use too many adjectives though, you don't need them all. still, its better than what i could do!

on Dec. 20 2009 at 11:08 am
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

Towards the end, I don't think it was clear enough, like there were hidden passage ways you didn't even know were there. Maybe you might want to rethink this poem and what it really means to you, more in depth. Maybe you have, I'm not sure. Anyways, I absolutely loved the first half of your piece. Filled with an ounce of every man, but just like the others, it did have a sad romance to it.

on Nov. 6 2009 at 3:09 pm
nette2010 BRONZE, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"with writing as m release i have avoided the nut"


on Oct. 4 2009 at 6:48 pm
Stormy16 SILVER, Tolleson, Arizona
7 articles 61 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
-Victor Hugo

Soooo, for the most part I liked it... After all it's a million times better than anything I could write, but I think it needs somthing more...

on Sep. 7 2009 at 3:41 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

This is awesome, the first time I read it I fell in love with it but didn't have time to comment- so i bookmarked the page, I'm glad i did :) This is going into my favs! Could you read a couple of my poems please? One is "Neither of Us" And the other is "Afraid Of Always Loving You" ?

Loveall BRONZE said...
on Sep. 6 2009 at 3:53 pm
Loveall BRONZE, Kansa, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
The Raven "Nevermore" By E.A. Poe

that wouild be wonderful to have that feeling again

LIV2011 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 28 2009 at 1:42 am
LIV2011 BRONZE, Tampa, Florida
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so different, so good, so clever, love it.