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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 Jun. 16 2010 at 9:30 pm
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

wow!!! amazing!!! this is just brilliant=!!!! absoloutley wonderful!! wow!! i would love it if you would check out some of my work!!!

liv16 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 16 2010 at 1:56 pm
liv16 BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
nothings impossible.

This is soo good!! Keep writing (:

on Jun. 16 2010 at 1:27 pm
Writingstar SILVER, Hayward, California
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beautiful truly outstanding

on Jun. 16 2010 at 11:22 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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Amazing, that's all i can say, it's pretty much perfect!

on Jun. 16 2010 at 12:32 am
Clementine SILVER, Gustavus, Alaska
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Wow. I pretty much read this whole poem with my mouth gaping open...because I was stunned by the awesomeness that pretty much oozed from it. It is so deep and personal. I can't relate so much to the poem's meaning, but I felt like I really knew the pain and frustration that you were feeling. Fantastic.

on Jun. 8 2010 at 4:19 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLL I CAN TOTALLY RELATE. Oh and TheSummoningFreak, by the Summoning do you mean the book written by Kelly Armstrong? I love that series!!!!! :)


on May. 25 2010 at 2:38 pm
misswindsor BRONZE, Collingdale, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What Fresh Hell is this?"

wow this poem is deep

on May. 25 2010 at 2:02 pm
TheSummoningFreak PLATINUM, Lugoff, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
if you can never let yourself fall you'll never know what it's like to love

Wow, this is so good and deep. i love it!!!

on May. 25 2010 at 6:04 am
xopolishqueenox17, Saugus, Massachusetts
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This poem is really deep and a very meaningfull poem.


Skylark said...
on May. 11 2010 at 12:16 pm
So perfect, and I can sooooo relate. I haven't seen my dad in two years and he is awful.

on May. 3 2010 at 7:28 pm
MandaPerkins GOLD, Layton, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”-Audrey Hepburn

"Love is not an apology". I love that line!

on May. 3 2010 at 5:41 pm
tennisislovee34 GOLD, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Every moment of your life, you're writing. Even in your dreams, you're writing. When you walk the halls in this school you meet various people and you write furiously in your head." -Frank McCourt

this is an amazing poem, i really like this! :))

on May. 3 2010 at 5:05 pm
writer-in-pearls GOLD, San Diego, California
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wow, this is so amazing! Flawless.

Phantom93 said...
on May. 3 2010 at 10:55 am
Phantom93, Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks"- Forrest Gump

That was soooo beautiful! I love it! it had lots of feeling in it

DevonP SILVER said...
on May. 3 2010 at 10:26 am
DevonP SILVER, Wolcott, New York
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Favorite Quote:
" There's nothing wrong with me, this is how i'm suppose to be in a land of make believe that don't believe in me" - Greenday

It is a wonderful poem and i 100% understand where your coming from. My father is like that too. However i feel it was ended to quickly i feel you could have added more at the end other then that it is beautiful

on Apr. 11 2010 at 5:55 pm
jessica.cherish.conner GOLD, Elk Grove, California
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thats how a poem should be written.TRUTH is the biggest emotion i felt.. great piece of work. your talented!

on Apr. 11 2010 at 4:41 pm
deardiary BRONZE, Saskatoon, Other
3 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is a truth universally acknowedged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. -Pride and Prejudice

I think i would have put the forgetful brain in the middle and something more dark and shocking at the end. Just my opinion though :)

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 11 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."

this is amazing... is it about the speaker's father?

inspir3d GOLD said...
on Apr. 11 2010 at 2:15 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

powerful, emotional, to the point...nice job and congrats!!! :)

on Mar. 28 2010 at 10:47 pm
Taylor-pop SILVER, Mole Creek, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Real friends are like diamonds true and rare.
Fake friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere.

Omg thats so awsome i can totally relate you did a wiked job!! your grammer is amazing ans this is taged as one of my favs!!! xx keep it up!