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Your Heart Was My Home Until You Handed Me an Eviction Notice MAG

November 15, 2008
By amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
9 articles 2 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
maybe i know that you'll crave my secure arms someday, but i'll have come across someone who wasn't afraid. and that's why i can't let go.

I removed the layers of blankets from my aching bones
to excavate the secrets that were held together by saliva
in papier-mâché envelopes, only to chew on disappointments
and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws,
instead of putting me back together with multicolored duct tape
so gray was only found inside of my body.

I wrung the tears from your sweatshirt and decided it was time
to give it back to you, in exchange for my serpent heart

[barely beating,

barely breathing];
instead of curling inside your stomach and making you
nearly as ill as I had become, just by drinking venomous nectar
and digesting fireflies so a small portion of me would feel alive,
I climbed over your picket fence and let you recline my eyes
in another awkward position to the point where I only chain-smoked
the main exhibits of your aesthetic proportions and declined
every deficiency of the person you truly are,

i. blunt

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on Feb. 28 2010 at 1:24 pm
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BayleyButton said...
on Feb. 28 2010 at 12:48 pm
This is an outstanding poem! I love your choice of words! Very good diction! You better not stop writing! This is soo amazing! Goodjob!

on Feb. 28 2010 at 11:51 am
Infinite_Possibility BRONZE, Galloway, Ohio
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"Its My Life, Not Yours."

"I Make My Own Decisions."

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amazing poem. keep writing, your really good at it.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 9:01 pm
MisunderstoodBeauty BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Awesome! keep writin

on Feb. 6 2010 at 6:48 pm
MarcusSheppard, Lakewood, Washington
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I thought this poems methaphoric meaning was second to none. I really loved this. Please check my stuff out pleaseee!!!!!!!!

on Feb. 6 2010 at 6:23 pm
Audrea15 PLATINUM, Murphysboro, Illinois
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on Feb. 6 2010 at 5:43 pm
DallysGrrl PLATINUM, Middlesex, New Jersey
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Great words and passionate sentences. GREAT GREAT GREAT. i was blown away.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 2:55 pm
Ember013 BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
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"You can only live once, make the best of it because the song at your funeral might not be the one you want played!"[;

This was really good.(: Keep writing! && Check out some of my work please.(: Thanks.

<3 Ember.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 12:11 pm
ElijahN PLATINUM, Livonia, Michigan
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"only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."-Tyler Durdan -Fight Club-

are pieces submitted to teenink copyrighted? hopefully

on Feb. 6 2010 at 10:17 am
golferkid BRONZE, Mississauga, Other
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"In is not what happens to you............It is what you do about it" -Bradlee Ryall

that poem is amazing........plz check out my work.....theres only one right not but thats cuz ive been too busy to enter any more

on Feb. 3 2010 at 12:27 pm
i can sorta relate to that because i had a little situation like that in a relationship anyway i really like it exspecially on how detailed it is...

on Jan. 15 2010 at 8:47 pm
(:Sweetkisses<3 BRONZE, Denton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
live your life with no regrets

nice i really liked all the DETAIL there was to it really REALLY gud; keep it up and all of this could take you to a special place...

on Jan. 15 2010 at 8:40 pm
lalalauren5919 GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
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woww.....thats great

on Jan. 15 2010 at 5:58 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
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"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Wow, this is really good. I love the detail in this. You’re a great writer. You should really check out some of my writing I think you will like it. Our writing is similar in a way. Please comment and rate too. Thank you.

on Jan. 15 2010 at 4:53 pm
Ellie.M. PLATINUM, Santa Paula, California
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I love this its really good.!

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on Jan. 15 2010 at 4:12 pm
littlebluepenguin SILVER, Rockaway, New Jersey
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The metaphoric definitions make this beautiful. The phrasing and spacing is also effective!

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on Jan. 15 2010 at 3:30 pm
Violet1 BRONZE, Cleburne, Texas
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"were there is food,there is hope" ;D

i very much agree to both!!!!it was real good!!!! :)

cass said...
on Jan. 15 2010 at 3:20 pm
wow i loved the rythm and lots of words in the lines my favorite part was the end it was beautiful

on Jan. 15 2010 at 3:10 pm
Tamara*Monta BRONZE, Warren, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
never regret sompthing that once made u smile

i love this poem..... Verry good and attention drawn... great work mabey you can look at mine and give me advise!!

on Jan. 15 2010 at 1:06 pm
PurpleMelody GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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wow this is really gud, you can tell it came from your heart. gud job :D