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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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corshaaa29 said...
on Aug. 26 2009 at 10:40 pm
I personally loved this poem, you put everything about the perfect man in one poem!!! Wow, this is amazing and breath taking, and it's so crazy because my boyfriend is just like this. I'm going to let him read it !!! GREAT JOB: %Pr

on Aug. 26 2009 at 8:33 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

ahmazing!!! :)

on Aug. 24 2009 at 6:41 am PLATINUM, Beaumont, Other
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I wish this comment could be coming from the mouth of someone famous: BRILLIANT!!! Formidable, great job.

on Aug. 15 2009 at 4:36 am
JacintaT BRONZE, Brisbane, Other
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i love how you wrote so deeply into, describing everything.

Its realistic and, as other people have said, has the sad humour to it.

Shauna said...
on Aug. 14 2009 at 7:03 pm
Shauna, Lexa, Arkansas
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i love this poem can help me with some of mines:)

on Aug. 11 2009 at 3:36 am
wow. thats all i can say. good job

Schubster said...
on Aug. 8 2009 at 10:50 pm
keep writing :) awesome poem

Rabaya GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2009 at 7:22 pm
Rabaya GOLD, Jamaica, New York
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wow. this is a really nice poem=]

on Jul. 26 2009 at 8:40 pm
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

its the truth of love,

and its absolutely perfect.

its life in your eyes,

and now we can all see it.

well done.

on Jul. 25 2009 at 6:39 pm
BillyJoeBobKellyGeorge PLATINUM, Gardena, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be." ~ grandma moses

hahaha hopefully you get your dream guy. i heart your poem <3

LPWHill said...
on Jul. 23 2009 at 6:50 pm
Wow!! I'm totally blow away by your words!! When you find that guy..let me know if he has an older single father!! LOL

on Jul. 21 2009 at 1:20 pm
marykate:) BRONZE, Mt Olive, Alabama
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good work:)i agree with pretty much everyone, it was amazing!

Angela said...
on Jul. 20 2009 at 11:39 pm
This is an amazing piece...well written!

on Jul. 16 2009 at 11:23 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

Wow. I am practically speechless. I still have to tell you what I think of it, though. It was so..., I can't think of a word that describes what I think of this poem. But I love it because it it so true and very well written. Great Job!

on Jul. 15 2009 at 1:30 am
Wow. That's frigging amazing. Right on. This is beautiful.

on Jul. 11 2009 at 6:33 am
one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
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Love it. Very, very, very, very well written.

xxqt327xx said...
on Jul. 10 2009 at 1:35 am
wow. that was amazing!! i luved it!

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2009 at 11:38 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
11 articles 2 photos 60 comments
love the imagery. continue to write this was great and i believe that u can go far.

Duckie430 said...
on Jul. 6 2009 at 3:23 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

wow. absolutely amazing.

on Jul. 5 2009 at 4:44 am
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
75 articles 11 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."

It was breathtaking...No wonder it was published!

It has that sad humor to it,

that romance you can't forget,

that lost truth,

but you no it so well.

I love it~!