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Please Can I Have That Guy? MAG

June 30, 2009
By Janelle Zarrelli BRONZE, Plainfield, New Jersey
Janelle Zarrelli BRONZE, Plainfield, New Jersey
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Please can I have that guy who sings to me?
Please can I have that guy
Who knows how to raise my cheekbones from ear to ear in the most unfeasible situations
Who doesn’t mind my immense eating habit and finds it to be intriguing
Wondering why the food doesn’t stick
Like nectar on bees
Who makes me the only dirt cakes from scratch which he says he put his whole foot in
Who walks like cocky Tyson Beckford with his superlative swagger across the catwalk
Who recalls my every knock-knock joke and has them all stored in the back of his mind like a FedEx package
Originated from my inner Dave Chappelle
Ready to be delivered out the soles of his lips,
To be mutual between us once again –
And no one can interpret this but us because
It’s our little secretive jest
Who keeps that Orbit fresh breath and ­Colgate smile;
Who talks like a baby Barry White, with his assuring
Big daddy tone in preparation of a slow ­seduction
Of my mind mentally silent from the world;
Who knows that bombarding me with ­compliments
Like an overflowing sullied toilet filled with feces, urine, gum, and hair
Is just too typical: please can I have that guy friend
Who knows that I don’t want that.
Who is not prepared to change himself to ­appease me.
Who, when I collapse to the floor like an iron-lacking anemic
While broken with tears and moaning like an abused milked cow
That enjoys nothing but the fresh dry grass
From the vast fields of the suffering and ­polluted earth used and abused,
Picks me up like a strong lion would grab his cub in the clutch of its mouth.

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Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Mar. 13 2012 at 10:35 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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Wow this is a great poem.. .so specific, and funny. Your right, this is something almost special between two people, a quirky relationship that is unique and special but is also not understandable.... thank you for sharing!


on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:24 pm
Jen_Vargas BRONZE, COVERT, Michigan
1 article 2 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the Power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."~Jimi Hendrix

Wow... this poem is so cool in it's own way... Very intriguing. (:

on Jan. 7 2012 at 2:59 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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Check out my poem 'On our Own'

on Dec. 16 2011 at 9:54 pm
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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I loved this bacause it's kinda what I want

on Dec. 16 2011 at 11:21 am
QueenOfMars GOLD, Mumbai, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep"

I'm running out of words to express how beautifully this is written! The only word that comes to my mind is : ASWESOME! :)

on Dec. 16 2011 at 9:16 am
PI_CA_BO BRONZE, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The higher you climb, the longer you fall, but in the end it's worth it all.

I know i usually like free verses but i LOVED this free verse.  I pray that you continue with all your work, because i can relate with all my heart.

on Oct. 18 2011 at 4:51 pm
Lacey777 BRONZE, Queen Creek,
3 articles 1 photo 22 comments
your are an outstanding writer!!! The things and words you come up with are soooo good!!!!

on Aug. 28 2011 at 2:15 pm
Kneubeiser4 PLATINUM, Chapin, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away... and going away means forgetting. - Peter Pan

I love this! You have amazing comparisions that help so much with visualization.

on Aug. 6 2011 at 11:04 pm
Dontcloseyoureyes PLATINUM, San Tan Valley, Arizona
20 articles 3 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Someday i will find someone and realize why it never worked with anyone else."

i want one of those guys:)

on Jun. 23 2011 at 8:55 pm
dragonbee BRONZE, St George, Utah
3 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"growing old is manditory, but growing up is optional"

wow ur really good

on Dec. 29 2010 at 9:14 pm
Wolfie16 SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's more fun to be weird than to be normal

i agree that is really good. i'm tagging it as a fav. =]

on Sep. 10 2010 at 11:02 am
real_as_can_be101 PLATINUM, Mustang, Oklahoma
23 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
You can love and hate, but which is more irrate? -unknown

That's really good.

on Jun. 14 2010 at 7:23 pm
SarahReeder PLATINUM, Waynesville, Ohio
41 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If God is all you have, then you have all you need."
"You don't need water to feel like you're drowning."
"Whats meant to be will always find its way."

this is so cute! please read mine and tell me whatcha think(:

on Jun. 14 2010 at 6:35 pm
Daydreamer14 PLATINUM, Norman, Oklahoma
40 articles 3 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." - John Lennon

Great poem!:)

on Jun. 14 2010 at 5:57 pm
distressed_cinderella PLATINUM, San Leandro, California
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Favorite Quote:
" You can't make something stay that wants to go. You can only love what you have while you have it"

Amen sistah, gotta love those guy friends!!I don't have any problem with the style (like some people ahem), it makes it less easy to understand immediately. You have to read it over and think, and I like poems that make me do that.

Oldmanriver said...
on May. 23 2010 at 3:13 pm
wow, that is really something. it makes you really wonder if the guy you like really deserves you.

on May. 17 2010 at 4:37 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Very creative, powerful, and quirky.  I love it.

desi95 said...
on May. 1 2010 at 10:14 pm
desi95, Tallahasee, Florida
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wow this poem is makes u think of wut i really want in a guy.

lnvo97 GOLD said...
on May. 1 2010 at 6:29 pm
lnvo97 GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
15 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:44

i really liked it!!! i thought the different way of writing it was so.. clever !!!

on Apr. 9 2010 at 8:27 pm
yesimdarrian101 BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything may not be perfect, but at least we tried." Stephen Jerzak/Chase Coy

 I have never seen this style of poetry before. It's unique and strange touch was like really incredible.