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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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on May. 28 2009 at 1:31 pm
mia roberts BRONZE, Londonn, Other
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this was awesome! i can totally relate to this poem....

keep writing x

TJ_W. SILVER said...
on May. 26 2009 at 2:01 pm
TJ_W. SILVER, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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I loved it! I see a great sense of humor and a sense of carlessness which is alwasy great fun to write about.


on May. 26 2009 at 1:28 am
missy192 BRONZE, Tivoli, New York
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love the poem

i think you could have broken it up a little into stanzas

it makes it more interesting but i was very good

airoseee said...
on May. 18 2009 at 8:47 pm
airoseee, Farmington, Connecticut
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i love the title! it ties the whole thing together and i enjoyed it very much :)

on May. 9 2009 at 3:23 pm
one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
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It actually held my interest the whole way through. Very descriptive, i felt like i was there.

on May. 7 2009 at 1:26 pm
dancechik BRONZE, New Lenox, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:

loved it. awesome.

snc947 said...
on May. 5 2009 at 8:25 pm
OMgosh! I LOVE IT!!!

on Apr. 27 2009 at 8:52 am
Kumanga DIAMOND, Bethel, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
Always Accept nd love urself for who u are!


HannahW BRONZE said...
on Apr. 23 2009 at 8:57 pm
HannahW BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
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"unfailing inaccuracy"

best line. i love the irony. keep writing!

on Apr. 16 2009 at 12:44 am
that was prety good, i liked how u portray the husbands tactlesness through the kitchen equipment. BUt i think u should stp trying to throw in some many vocab. words, it almost distracts from the poem. but it was still pretty good. :)

on Apr. 11 2009 at 10:15 pm
horseluva BRONZE, Midlothian, Virginia
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on Apr. 4 2009 at 2:44 am
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
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Wow by the time I figured out what this was about I was crying. Its beautiful.

SarahNearol said...
on Apr. 3 2009 at 1:52 am
This was great. I had to read it twice to get the comedy and the feeling of anger, sadness, and all the other feelings I can't really... well.... describe. It was one of the best poems I've seen yet!!!

Terrific job! Keep writing!

pandabearrr said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 2:11 am
i liked how this poem was written from a different perspecitive then most. it was a lot more fun to read then just plain ones

on Mar. 31 2009 at 3:35 am
Xilaberry SILVER, Shoreline, Washington
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This reminds me somewhat of the first several chapters of Eragon in that you are a teenage writer with a large vocabulary and a thirst to prove yourself, and you're writing in a a way that feels unnatural and cramped even as you spill out fancy word after fancy word. My advice would be to write more as you would speak. Put away the thesaurus and focus on your ideas.

Bex24 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 29 2009 at 6:26 am
Bex24 BRONZE, Toronto, Other
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I love the use of kitchenware. Great work!

on Mar. 29 2009 at 1:30 am
CloudedCrystal SILVER, Florissant, Missouri
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Read it. Loved it. And read it again. U r a writer 4 real.

KaylaAnne GOLD said...
on Mar. 29 2009 at 1:26 am
KaylaAnne GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
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That was very good, great! You have a great talet for poetry! Tell me what you think of my work.

Escaped GOLD said...
on Mar. 28 2009 at 11:31 pm
Escaped GOLD, Litchfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Lets go make daisy chains in the grass, but only if its 74 degrees or above. I would like to fall in love with you." (:

Oh good gosh,

I love it.

I truly do just adore this poem. It has sentimental feel and embracing imagery. Lost me for a slight moent but then I connected the pieces ;] I really do love your writing but this one seems to come straight from the heart. Nothing is better than words from the soul my dear. Nothing. And this,...you've got talent =) You'll go far.

on Mar. 28 2009 at 12:41 pm
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

Totally awesome. Keep on writing. :)