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She Makes a Million Pointless Overtures MAG

June 13, 2013
By Maddyo SILVER, New York, New York
Maddyo SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

She grasps
For the poignancy
She lacks.

She is the incarnation
Of a stereotype--

A mass of mascara
Doesn't make you
Nor Erlking.

You're no
Tortured soul--

Stop pretending you
Make sacrifices to
Agni all night!

You fell asleep
At 8 –
I saw the A+
You got yesterday.

Death poems
Won't snare
The fear
You desire –
More caged raccoon
Than wicked witch of the
West Coast.

The only attention
Your twenty piercings
Get you –
Is irritated
Old ladies.

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on Jun. 15 2013 at 2:06 pm
hayhaywhaley GOLD, Houston, Texas
14 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How could any step away from you ever be in the right direction?"

I loved your poem, the whole idea and concept was captured very well. It was enjoyable and funny. Very Val point as well. I applaud thee.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 14 2013 at 3:53 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Regardless if this is for girls only, I think it's a general poem. Guys can be drama queens...or is that kings? And try to be preppy. I love the imagery, especially "the twenty piercings". It reminds me of Lisbeth Salander. I enjoy the comedy in this poem. I think you're absolutely talented. 

Zach_M said...
on Jun. 14 2013 at 11:38 am
Alright, I red this, and yes I'm a male, and this was meant for a female audience I believe, but I couldn't help realizing how well structured your poem is. I love how you describe the annoying, obnoxious drama queen of our century. It's rather a very comical poem, and i love your humor. Great job :)

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 13 2013 at 8:33 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Really really good! I can name a few people just like this! And the last stanza made me laugh so hard :) In a good way! LOL Great job, and congratz on the Editors Choice!

on Jun. 13 2013 at 6:33 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 444 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Hahahhahaaaa I LOVE THIS. Especially "more caged raccoon/Than the wicked witch of the West Coast" and "The only attention/Your twenty piercings/Get you--/Is irritated/Old ladies." SO UH-MAH-ZING! :D This should be sent to every girl who's personality can be described as either drama queen or preppy girl or a combination of both :D Excellent job!

on Jun. 13 2013 at 6:29 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is really good and kinda bad azz XD love it.