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I've Seen Your Face Before MAG

July 1, 2009
By Mollie Knapp BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
Mollie Knapp BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Faces swirl
into one
as El trains
whip past.

I’ve Seen Your Face Before
you aren’t that different
At All

Faces recycled

A Porcelain doll
careful not to
the glass

eyes like
coffee truffles
follow mine
the escalator

sweet smiley silences
cross our faces
spelling out the words
we dare not say to
the other

Cosmic forces made it
this way;
we aren’t the same
simply repeated patterns,
a strand of DNA
dripping with A’s



our humanity –
a fresh scar
sole tear
lone kiss

but faces
become the same
as El trains
whip past

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AlexiaB BRONZE said...
on Jul. 30 2009 at 5:23 pm
AlexiaB BRONZE, MAcon, Georgia
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i love this poem

on Jul. 26 2009 at 1:02 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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i have never read anything like it before! it was so original and sweet... i loved it i truely did... thanks for posting it! <3, Kayla P.S. i posted a ton of new work...check it out...please and thank you...

Duckie430 said...
on Jul. 24 2009 at 5:52 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

really beautiful. good job.

on Jul. 24 2009 at 2:46 am
NARiNES BRONZE, Valleystream, New York
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deep. i love it.

on Jul. 23 2009 at 9:15 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! great job!!

on Jul. 22 2009 at 5:27 pm
samcarter SILVER, Fort Mill, South Carolina
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i like this because its so simple but still really deep

on Jul. 16 2009 at 10:46 pm
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

Okay, i agree with everyone who commented...that was incredible, amazing, beautiful, wonderful. great job!

on Jul. 13 2009 at 3:57 am
Hollywog. PLATINUM, Mole Creek, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all..

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind - Ghandi


on Jul. 12 2009 at 7:05 pm
Blythe Parris BRONZE, Johannesburg, Other
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wow... that is really amazing

on Jul. 6 2009 at 2:49 am
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670


Schubster said...
on Jul. 2 2009 at 2:08 pm
wonderful. I loved it.