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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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imawriter? said...
on Feb. 24 2010 at 7:15 pm
WOW! I loved it! I agree with AndThisIsReal. Deliciously brilliant. I have to admit, I laughed at the "Save the fishes!" line.

Shahed GOLD said...
on Feb. 18 2010 at 4:21 pm
Shahed GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 articles 2 photos 350 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People are like tea bags, they don't realize their own strength until they're dropped in hot water "
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway."

gr8 work!

check out my work ..

i thnk we both write straight from the heart ;)

on Feb. 18 2010 at 2:24 pm
psycopathicjuggalette BRONZE, Whiteriver, Arizona
1 article 0 photos 4 comments
umm waht is dis supposed to be about

twiwrite GOLD said...
on Feb. 18 2010 at 2:21 pm
twiwrite GOLD, Modesto, California
14 articles 0 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
none :P

i agree with andthisisreal. it is a very witty poem. i loved it!

on Feb. 18 2010 at 10:37 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

This is definately witty, although this poem is sprinkled with pain and loss, you were still able to make it entertaining.

tjcreative said...
on Feb. 16 2010 at 10:18 am
Beautiful imagery and I love how witty the whole thing is. The speaker's personality really comes through.

on Feb. 11 2010 at 12:39 pm
BlackMoonWhiteSky PLATINUM, Cedar Park, Texas
44 articles 3 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thus is life, live it, or die trying!

This is really awesome, I just love it.

on Jan. 27 2010 at 7:55 pm
PeaveLoveMe SILVER, Deland, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shall never give up, make believe is too much fun."

amazing! would love for everyone to check out my work as well!!! keep writng!!!! :))

on Jan. 27 2010 at 7:21 pm
Alpha-Lyrae GOLD, Toronto, ON, Other
13 articles 3 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." -Galileo Galilei
"In the Beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." -Douglas Adams

Das amazing! I absolutely LOVE how it's written, it has such a readable quality. Brilliancy!

on Jan. 27 2010 at 5:46 pm
LuLu95 PLATINUM, Denver, Colorado
32 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Oooh! Dark matter, we better bring a flashlight!"

this was really good i loved it!! I want everyone to check out some of my work! thanks :)

on Jan. 27 2010 at 9:20 am
Shirley_R_K SILVER, Liberty, South Carolina
9 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
-1 Peter 3:15

Hi, I really liked this! And I LOVED the fishes and waffle lines! My work JUST got through the pending phase, and am still waiting to see if they are mag material.

Emmalee SILVER said...
on Jan. 27 2010 at 7:47 am
Emmalee SILVER, Rayville, Louisiana
9 articles 14 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

Wonderful. :)

melissa15 said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 2:47 pm
melissa15, San Elizario, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"every day is a gift, that's why it is called the present"

i liked your comment

on Jan. 5 2010 at 9:18 pm
~♪Gecko♫~ BRONZE, Lloydminster, Other
2 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."
Helen Keller

This is really great!! Well done! I loved the "Save the fishes" and the "waffle Dinners" lines! =)

on Jan. 5 2010 at 7:00 pm
fall_from_grace SILVER, Lakeside, Arizona
6 articles 6 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
-Oscar Wilde
(yes, I do note the irony in quoting this)

Haha. I honestly laughed out loud at the save the fishes line. I adore it.

j-rye SILVER said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 4:02 pm
j-rye SILVER, Toronto, Other
6 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace - Jimi Hendrix

I really like this.
could you please read some of my poems?
theyre not posted on here yet, but I've put them up on my blog!
http ://www.jryesblog.blogspot .com /

on Jan. 5 2010 at 12:13 pm
Your_Guardian_Angel PLATINUM, Clermont, Florida
26 articles 5 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have great confidence in fools, my friends call it self-confidence."

i love how casual the tone is. nice contrast to the action actually occuring in the poem.

dragons333 said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 8:23 am
great poem, i like it!!!

on Jan. 5 2010 at 6:07 am
xAllegria BRONZE, Singapore, Other
1 article 2 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ça fait tellement du bien d’aimer les gens qu’on aime, que ça finit par faire mal. Je sais pas comment on survit a ça. Non franchement, je sais pas. LOL (laughing out loud) ®, Lola.

Funny. No need to say any more... I like it!

on Dec. 14 2009 at 10:41 pm
kittkattbarr PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
25 articles 10 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

its good something different. try mine, although I doubt you will get this far down in the comments but if you do tell me what you think.