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Genetics MAG

October 16, 2008
By Alexandra Bishop SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Alexandra Bishop SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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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 Nov. 7 2010 at 7:30 pm
lovebug18 BRONZE, Columbia, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Stressed is just another way to spell desserts..just take a piece of cake..


I prefer pie : )

you have a beautiful way with words..a gift envied by all : )

vnj6607 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 26 2010 at 2:06 pm
vnj6607 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:

Your poem sounds so similar to one of the poems I've written in class. My favorite line was " I hope I do not have his back because he never had mine". Many people can relate to your poem, especially now a days. Love it!

Crispy said...
on Oct. 20 2010 at 9:19 am
Crispy, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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This poem captured my attention. I love the flow and how you expressed your feelings. Loved it!

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Oct. 14 2010 at 4:33 pm
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
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haha. Wow that was my favoriate part of it to. I was like "whoa that was the most amazingest part ever :D"

amazingest should be a word :o

on Oct. 12 2010 at 9:27 pm
MaddieWo PLATINUM, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
28 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more." -Pilate Dead, Song of Solomon

"I hope I do not have his back
Because he never had mine"

Favorite part :D

on Oct. 4 2010 at 6:23 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
30 articles 0 photos 412 comments

Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

my favorite line is "i hope i do not have his back becasue he never had mine' and over all this is really good(:

on Oct. 4 2010 at 12:48 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
14 articles 0 photos 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

This is great! The only thing I suggest is using more examples-like when you say "I hope I don't have his hands" and "I hope I don't have his back" maybe you could add some more body parts. It seems like it would add to the effect. It's a great piece. Keep on the good work.

on Sep. 12 2010 at 6:38 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 278 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

wow. i love how it gives such a clear image of the guy (dad, right?).  the part between the love and the back is sort of awkward though... but overall, i loved this piece! i would love it if you could take a look at some of my work!!! thanks.

on Sep. 12 2010 at 3:14 pm
-LeftBehindBroken- GOLD, Providence, South Carolina
16 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Artists paint on canvas; Musicians paint on silence

 love this poem! im trying to get started on teenink and dont know how you do it! i would love for some of you guys to check out my work. probably not as cool as yours but leave me a comment!

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Sep. 11 2010 at 11:34 pm
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
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okay WICKED favoriating. this was ah-maz-ing!!

on Jul. 30 2010 at 8:15 pm
Annika-Katryn SILVER, Fredericksburg, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Thou art my life, my love, my heart,
The very eyes of me:
And hast command of every part
To live and die for thee."
-Robert Herrick

raw is a trite word, but still appropriate. thank you for this. it made me feel.

. said...
on Jul. 30 2010 at 6:49 pm
thats awsome, I love your poem. is there any way you can ckeck out some of my poetry?

Casper GOLD said...
on Jul. 30 2010 at 5:02 pm
Casper GOLD, Couer D&#39 Alene, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you still...But I love him just as much and he hasn't hurt me like you have" -Casper-

Wow, this is really good. :D

on Jul. 30 2010 at 12:31 pm
fyreflies BRONZE, Randolph, Wisconsin
4 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Doctor Suess
"Oh, of course it doesn't hurt to slide in softball." (before I tore up both knees and before I slapped that person)
"Stay with me here now/And never surrender" Skillet

How powerful! I feel the sadness and also a bit of defiance. As in, "Yay, that's all I got from someone like you and I'm my own person; I don't have to be ruthless like you." I love it. Post more, please!

RiaRen SILVER said...
on Jul. 30 2010 at 12:46 am
RiaRen SILVER, New Bothwell, Other
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oh my goodness... i'm embarrased to admit it... but it touched me so much i actually started to cry... i honestly had a tear runing down my cheek as i finished this poem... i can honestly relate... i'm not just saying that in a relavant way, but in a way... that maybe sometimes i don't want to admit... and that probably doesn't make sense... but... this was amazing... thank you soooo much for writing this... you have no idea how brilliant this is...

on Jul. 20 2010 at 12:09 am
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

i luv this poem. itz so honest & strong. i can relate also in a way. awesome jobkeep it up:D

on Jul. 15 2010 at 8:44 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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I am in love with this poem. So true and such raw emotion. Beautiful! Keep writing<3

on Jul. 8 2010 at 11:47 am
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
37 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

very inspiring and truthful.

i know people say that they understand but they really don't, but in this instance, i do understand.

keep writing

on Jun. 17 2010 at 3:08 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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on Jun. 16 2010 at 11:47 pm
Fieldsofwind GOLD, Thousand Oaks, California
18 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Here we are in chemistry class. There's no chemistry in this room,'s an all-girls school and no one's brave enough to be lesbian.

lovely poem. this is a fantastic piece of work, it's absolutely spectacular!