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Our Relationship Would Be Easier If You Could Just Play Nice MAG

January 28, 2009
By Megan Buckner BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
Megan Buckner BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
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She emitted a snarl that warned
of her vermilion rage,
and seized the shiny, silver toaster
(my breakfast cookware of choice)
and brandished it above her head
with threats of defenestration.
Oh dear, how will I ever create
exquisite frozen waffle dinners?
In one gnashing breath, she shrieked
and launched a rocket full of profanities
my way while simultaneously dumping
(with excessive grace) my gleaming
toaster into our saltwater aquarium.
Save the fishes!
You’re not listening to me, are you?
No, not really. I know better.
Your words lose all sense of direction
when you are worked up like this, my dear.
Her cyan eyes flashed another warning –
the Doppler radar is forecasting severe storms.
Be prepared for anything, brace yourself.
I attempted to pacify the raging tempest; still
she captured some large wooden spoons
and red rubber spatulas (safe to 450°F)
(among other blameless bystanders to our fight)
and hurled them with unfailing inaccuracy.
With a splashing slap to my face, she snatched
her keys from the counter and with a BANG
stormed from our apartment for the last time.

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CalebRJ BRONZE said...
on Nov. 4 2015 at 1:06 pm
CalebRJ BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Your poem is great in how its vivid imagery connects with instances in my life. For example, where it writes, “With a splashing slap to my face, she snatched her keys from the counter and with a BANG stormed from our apartment for the last time,” reminds me of a quarrel between me and my mother because of how it is detailed and the order in which the different parts flow.

on Mar. 13 2014 at 6:23 pm
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

Humorous and intelligently written. HAHA the words literally dance.

Cypris BRONZE said...
on Oct. 19 2013 at 12:11 pm
Cypris BRONZE, Cleburne, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Man, is it a true story?

on Jul. 31 2013 at 12:32 pm
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
2 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini


"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

I LOVE YOUR DESCRIPTIONS. It puts a whole different spin on thus. If you described certain parts in an ordinary way, it would've been much less interesting. But this, my dear, is EXTRAordinary and you must be too :)

on Oct. 13 2012 at 8:26 pm
Emily_Greene GOLD, Spring Valley, California
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I understand why this is top voted. Great job. 5/5

M.Kelly said...
on Sep. 20 2012 at 6:00 pm
The story is heart breaking considering the fact that the girl fights her way out of the guys life...this must mean that the girl really did care.....  

on Aug. 30 2012 at 11:25 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
36 articles 1 photo 77 comments
Nice job. Very Original! I like the random details- makes it different...I would love to hear your feedback on my own poetry. It's a little bit strange but I have a feeling you would understand. Thanks for sharing:)

on Aug. 8 2012 at 7:49 am
DemonAngel GOLD, Maricopa, Arizona
14 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
You are either dead or alive.Your heart either pumps blood or life.Our hearts pump words love life and understanding.Into our sub-conscience body for we use the hands of that body to write. -Best friend :'( RIP

I love your word choice and extended vocabulary.You sound intelligent.You portray a feeling within your poem that when read the reader should feel .Ieally like it and think you did a fantastic job :)

on Jun. 3 2012 at 3:23 pm
AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns burst from the darkness, from the grasping void of space that folds and swallows--a darkness that would devour anyone not as strong as we. We are oddities, sideshows, talk show subjects. We capture everyone's imagination.”

this is really, really good

on May. 12 2012 at 10:21 am
MariaPanasuk BRONZE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 articles 4 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's not you, its me, I deserve better.

WOW! amazing

on Apr. 24 2012 at 3:34 pm
Shortty1314 GOLD, Fox Lake, Illinois
14 articles 2 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What, do you really think I was
strong enough to handle it?
If you did, then sweetie, you
don't know me at all.
These "smiles" are fake.
Just another lie people bought.
You will never know the disaster
that's behind them." -Anonymous

wow, is all i can say (:

on Apr. 20 2012 at 3:47 am
alphabet.soup SILVER, San Antonio, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
we must have the faith of desperate sleepwalkers, who rise out of their calm beds and walk through the skin of another life

this poem is awesomesauce! 

on Apr. 3 2012 at 6:34 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Ha! I liked it! Good word choice and voice. You definately get the feeling that this has happened many times before. Nice job! Now, if you don't mind reading some of my stuff? Thanks :)

KateLA GOLD said...
on Mar. 29 2012 at 9:30 pm
KateLA GOLD, Everett, Washington
11 articles 20 photos 194 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don’t you find it Funny that after Monday(M) and Tuesday(T), the rest of the week says WTF?

'and brandished it above her head
with threats of defenestration.'

Great word choice, I love it! ;-)

pipiphurray said...
on Mar. 7 2012 at 8:12 pm
pipiphurray, Bethesda, Maryland
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I go to seek a great perhaps" Francois Rabelais

This is beautiful, it has a different feeling than most poetry, a story told almost light hearted yet the subject is heavy. The antithesis of it is unarming and gorgeous.

on Mar. 7 2012 at 7:08 pm
AllaynaRajkumar SILVER, Cape Town, Other
7 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
You Were Born an Original, Don't Die a Copy♥

 love how desciptive it is :)

dreamshaker said...
on Mar. 7 2012 at 4:26 pm
dreamshaker, Clarkston, Michigan
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i loved this :)

it was simply fantastic - i loved the creativity and the humor of it. amazing!

on Feb. 14 2012 at 8:46 am
CourtCourt DIAMOND, Franklinville, New York
77 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

omg!!! this is an amazing peice. i love the way you symbolized women as fierce and you as homely(by use of kitchenware)=)great job!!

Kipitama said...
on Feb. 14 2012 at 8:39 am
Kipitama, Council Bluffs, Iowa
0 articles 0 photos 185 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." (Bartoletti, Campbell)

I really loved this. I liked the flow of it and all these thoughts running through the guy's head. Most of which, were quite comical. :)

on Jan. 23 2012 at 7:39 pm
hunterxonicole, Gowanda, New York
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some of the greatest things in life are unseen, thats why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, or dream."

These cool details you put in here make this disturbing yet compulsively readable...the type of story you can't just stop reading in the middle.. love it!!! and it sends a message: girls are fierce, don't mess with them.