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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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on Apr. 28 2011 at 3:36 pm
IRUEHL SILVER, Deland, Florida
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And those who fight wars, they never like them
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And those who fight laws, they live and die by them

Pure Beauty. I coul'dnt stop reading this, you have a great talent! keep writing.

on Apr. 25 2011 at 8:55 pm
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I love how you wrote this.  It shows your inner feelings and it portrays you thought with perfection! Absolutely LOVE IT 

on Apr. 20 2011 at 11:47 pm
JustBelieve SILVER,
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Favorite Quote:
"A time will come when you think everything is done.....that will be the beginning."

future pubilshed poet right here.  awesome work :)

on Apr. 20 2011 at 10:32 am
KaitlynMarie GOLD, Northborough, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I finally understood what true love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be."
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Great poem! Good job writing it(: 

ash94 said...
on Mar. 29 2011 at 10:20 am
This is amazingggg :)

on Mar. 29 2011 at 9:40 am
Sammiekay SILVER, St. Peters, Missouri
8 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Who you are is not what you did." -Taylor Swift

that was so beautiful i had to read it twice! great job(:

on Mar. 29 2011 at 8:12 am
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

This is so beautiful!

ellie315 GOLD said...
on Mar. 7 2011 at 3:44 pm
ellie315 GOLD, South Pasadena, California
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Favorite Quote:
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." -- William Shakespeare

Wow. Why is this not the #1? This is really fantastic. Keep writing!:)

on Feb. 28 2011 at 10:07 pm
BrokenWingsofVanityAndWax PLATINUM, Centennial, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not too far from you, I can't wait to see you, again and again. Pick me up to the highest level, and lay me down once. I reach the clouds. I'm not a fiend, just persistent in my being. - Chelsea Grin Don't Ask Don't Tell

I love it, cause I can relate to it. I look like my family, but I'm nothing like my family. Makes me special.

Angel_17 said...
on Feb. 21 2011 at 11:55 pm
Angel_17, Tucson, Arizona
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Wow. Talk about intense. Good job! 

on Feb. 13 2011 at 9:29 pm
The_Delusional_Philosopher BRONZE, Burbank, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I am a God, for I can create anything from the manifestation of my thoughts"
"Because it's there"

Im disgusted by your poem... Which is why I like it.

spiria BRONZE said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 12:11 am
spiria BRONZE, Fullerton, California
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It's amazing how much I relate. Luv it :)

Can you check out some of my stuff?

Abby96 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 12 2011 at 7:23 pm
Abby96 BRONZE, Leesburg, Virginia
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A really well written and strong poem.

on Dec. 31 2010 at 5:12 pm
DaydreamBeliever GOLD, Lockport, Other
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If you live to be one hundred, I want to live to be one hundred minus one day, so that I'll never have to live without you. -Winnie the Pooh

this is so amazing... really really beautiful :)

on Dec. 17 2010 at 6:45 pm
LovelyDuckling GOLD, Hamilton, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
A vision without action is a hallucination.

Holy SHABAM!!!! realy amazing.... love your  wording and every thing about it realy

on Dec. 17 2010 at 4:24 am
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

this is amazing. i completely fell in love with it... and it is unbelievable how much i can relate. keep writing :)

Dylan said...
on Dec. 9 2010 at 7:20 pm
This is a well written poem. This obviously comes from the heart which makes it even better. The line "I hope i do not have his back Because he never had mine" is brilliant. It's like a verse or a riddle. The poem seems very spiteful. It expresses yourself though

asofnow GOLD said...
on Dec. 9 2010 at 6:40 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

this was really good! i could tell wat was happening/had happened from this in a really remote way. pleaz check out some of my wrk.

Danica SILVER said...
on Dec. 9 2010 at 3:56 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

I love this, it is so expressive! You do a really great job of putting your emotion into it. I would really appreciate it if you could check out some of my stuff sometime :)

BMC601 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 9 2010 at 2:15 pm
BMC601 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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I love this poem because of the emotion you put in your writing. One thing that would be awesome if you can make the poem rhyme." I hope I don't have his back because he never had mine" I love that line.