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Genetics MAG

October 16, 2008
By Alexandra Bishop SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Alexandra Bishop SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
5 articles 0 photos 1 comment

People tell me I have his nose
Because it’s strong and hooked
With a powerful bump at the top
But I hope that’s all he gave me
An ugly nose is enough
And better than an ugly mind that
Sinks its teeth into anything it can
Like the hearts of girls who have
Not yet learned to love the real way
I hope I do not have his hands
Calloused from the cold metal of a gun
And stained with a twisted love
Love I hope I do not have
Because love is not a fist or a knife
Love is not an apology
I hope I do not have his back
Because he never had mine
And I hope a nose does not give me
A guiltless conscience and a
Forgetful brain.

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houston SILVER said...
on Jan. 27 2015 at 11:18 am
houston SILVER, Joburg, Other
6 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't know about life, there is too much to it...

amazing! loved it.

on Oct. 13 2014 at 11:12 am
gaabbbeeee_ BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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love this !

on Sep. 7 2012 at 9:44 pm
Emin3mAC SILVER, Nogalas, Arizona
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Very good! Loved it. 

on Aug. 16 2012 at 6:49 pm
KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
27 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
-F.Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

"To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is gorgeously written and very honest...thank you so much for this incredible poem!  I can't wait ti read many more.

on Jun. 11 2012 at 11:58 pm
2 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
We are are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~Oscar Wilde

Is this based on a true experience? It felt so real and honest, and personally I related to it a lot. You wrote this so perfectly, simple but emotional, 100% beautiful. 

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GittaR GOLD said...
on Mar. 15 2012 at 2:08 am
GittaR GOLD, Ararat, Other
10 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Every man has purpose with which he sets out in his life. Let yours be the doing of all good deeds- Robin Hood BBC Series

Woah! That was truly amazing. Your smilies were amazing. I was hooked from the first word to the last fullstop. I especially love the line "I hope I dont have his back, because he never had mine'. Great Writing! You have real talent so keep it up and dont give up. =)

on Feb. 22 2012 at 7:27 am
Blackrosechick, (Anonymous), Other
0 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

This is very powerful and strong. It's very well written it's like I feel your pain. When I started reading I was sucked into the story that this poem tells. This is excellent! keep writing, you are very talented! :)

Pizefighter said...
on Feb. 19 2012 at 4:41 pm
Pizefighter, Kenmore, Washington
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments
This is some powerful shiz. Somehow I know that your nose is all you got from him.

on Jan. 31 2012 at 7:36 pm
tes1634 PLATINUM, Olive Hill, Kentucky
46 articles 16 photos 17 comments
Absolutely love it. It's so well thoughtout, or looks as if it took so much time to write...even though I'm sure it just 'flowed' (as my english teacher says) and you wrote it down. haha :)

on Jan. 31 2012 at 8:31 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

THIS IS AMAZING. you are such a great writer. I'd love it if you could check out my three newest poems: "Daddy. Father. Stranger", "Dying", and "Painting".

on Jan. 31 2012 at 2:19 am
ashleydarling GOLD, Lafayette, California
11 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Of course this is happening in your head, Harry. But why on earth would that mean it's not real?"

Love it! :))))

Luna557 SILVER said...
on Jan. 9 2012 at 3:00 pm
Luna557 SILVER, Wheaton, Illinois
6 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
for springtime is lovetime and viva sweet love -e.e.cummings

I really liked the simplicity and strength in this piece. It was very well written.

Mani2x SILVER said...
on Jan. 9 2012 at 2:51 pm
Mani2x SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was born an original, I'm not going to die a copy.

Oh my God, I just cried.

tngurl1 said...
on Nov. 26 2011 at 11:42 pm
tngurl1, Tomball, Texas
0 articles 2 photos 5 comments
....... GREAT work! keep writing its really good

on Nov. 26 2011 at 9:46 pm
poet.lover PLATINUM, Pineville, Pennsylvania
20 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life."

...I'm speachless, the only words that come to mind are 'wow.. that's amazing.' Very nice job with this poem!

on Nov. 26 2011 at 4:16 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
15 articles 0 photos 54 comments
God, I can relate so much. it's beautiful.

on Nov. 12 2011 at 12:09 pm
Distant_Freedom DIAMOND, Nowhere, Pennsylvania
50 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. -James Dean

That was really good. It was in-depth. It was the story of a person trying to break free of her father's abusive past. Well worth my time.

TaurusGal GOLD said...
on Nov. 4 2011 at 11:48 pm
TaurusGal GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
13 articles 25 photos 107 comments
Really good~

on Nov. 4 2011 at 8:49 am
AmayaSakaruta, Borger, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible

this is realy good :D maybe check some of my work out?