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Pushpin Holes MAG

April 12, 2013
By sydneycartons BRONZE, Newtown, Pennsylvania
sydneycartons BRONZE, Newtown, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

I tacked up a note from you
because I was hopeful
and I liked your handwriting
the way the a's fit nicely into the c's
the way we might if we tried.

I tacked up a picture of you
because I was besotted with your face
and I liked the way your freckles
made me want
to kiss you until every single dot on
your face was blushing.

I tacked up a ticket from a movie we went to
because I was nostalgic
and I liked the movie but mostly I just

I tacked up a poem you told me about
because I was in love with the things
you were in love with
and I liked the words but not nearly
as much as I liked the way your
voice sounded reciting them.

I tacked up a picture of us
because I was in love with you
and I liked that you were in love with
me too.

Now my corkboard is full of holes
where pushpins used to be
and the ghosts of memories
won't stop haunting me
and I don't even believe in ghosts
but I believed everything about us
and there are as many holes in the corkboard
as there are in my heart.

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on Feb. 26 2014 at 1:40 am
Misslauren521 BRONZE, Roca, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." ~Marilyn Monroe

This is beautiful. You have a gift.

on Feb. 20 2014 at 11:43 am
Bethany_Saint GOLD, Dexter, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Never regret something that once made you smile." - Amber Deckers

"Stories are more than just images. As you continue in the tale, you get to know the characters, motivations and conflicts that make up the core of the story...." - Livia Blackburne

Amazing! You totally earned that spot in their magazine!!!!

on Feb. 20 2014 at 7:36 am
TanazMasaba GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 10 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's Heaven on Earth."

---William W. Purkey

The thing that I love about this poem is that it has a very sing-song quality about it when you're reading it and also the emotions expressed is so simple and yet so easy to relate to. My favourite part was the ending.

on Feb. 18 2014 at 9:15 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

I l♥ve this a lot! Haha! It sounds like something I would say, actually. Glob, this poem. It's so good I don't even have any decent critisism or advice to offer. Congradulations on your publication.

on Feb. 15 2014 at 9:34 am
KennaJean BRONZE, Summerside, Other
2 articles 11 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on. Nick Fury

This poem is amazing, you're a really good writer.

on Feb. 10 2014 at 1:55 pm
_insertnamehere_ BRONZE, Espyville, Pennsylvania
4 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most wasted of days is one without laughter." e.e cummings

That comment though.^^ But I love this poem. And you are an amzing writer! Congrats on being posted in the magazine!

on Feb. 8 2014 at 11:55 am
zechielava BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
1 article 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"The soul would have no rainbows had the eyes no tears."
- John Vance Cheney

THIS POEM IS AMAZING! I would have loved to see more though. Maybe add something.....

on Apr. 18 2013 at 6:09 pm
ahhhh, jillian this is so good i really like this a lot i remember reading this before and i was like wow and now hey it's on this site wow some more (obviously this is jess) 

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on Apr. 16 2013 at 4:10 pm
sydneycartons BRONZE, Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Thank you for the comments ahh

Tinydancer said...
on Apr. 15 2013 at 11:58 pm
This is so beautiful and sad. I love this so much