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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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Lletya BRONZE said...
on Jan. 1 2012 at 10:03 pm
Lletya BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
All we ever wanted you to be, is to be yourself! If everyone leaves the show that night feeling better about themselves, then we did our job. Its a social experiment, slash art project. We're trying to change the world and help alot of people. MCR

It made me sad, but that's just because I hate the end of relationships. But its a great piece of writing. Lovely job, i like the flow and everything

Blairezie GOLD said...
on Jan. 1 2012 at 4:18 pm
Blairezie GOLD, Montrose, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"You must never give in to despair. When there is no hope, you give yourself hope. That is the true meaning of inner strength." -General Iroh

The title really added to the work, I think. I liked the playful, uncaring tone to the whole thing. It put the situation in a new light.

on Jan. 1 2012 at 10:35 am
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

Great job! Very nice descriptive words!

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 23 2011 at 12:54 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Great details; the language is so vivid! I like the way you used a humorous tone to describe such an emotional situation.

Ella1 GOLD said...
on Dec. 10 2011 at 7:16 pm
Ella1 GOLD,
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I love your style!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Dec. 10 2011 at 4:12 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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Wonderful poem, specific in parts and vague in others. thank you


on Dec. 10 2011 at 7:23 am


Keep writing!

Ender2 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 10 2011 at 12:24 am
Ender2 BRONZE, Hemet, California
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I loved it- especially the details about the little things. Heartbreaking but adorable; how can that work?

Poor toaster by the way.

on Nov. 18 2011 at 4:52 pm
PhilosophicalLinx BRONZE, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
" I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."

i love that song


on Nov. 18 2011 at 12:30 pm
Awesome! I love this so much. My English teacher would, too. Funny yet strangely heartbreaking. Loved the language...keep writing!

chelsea grin said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 9:01 am
recreant chelsea

AvaJay GOLD said...
on Nov. 10 2011 at 7:52 pm
AvaJay GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not pray for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
~ Tagore

That's awesome! Made me laugh :)

on Nov. 6 2011 at 7:04 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"

Hehe...I loved that part too!! This is, afterall, very beautifully written! :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 1:55 pm
AgedYouth34 GOLD, Boone, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"One must live the way he thinks, or else he will end up thinking the way he has lived."

I love the part where you say you arent listening because she's so worked up, so rather you seem to notice details like "(safe to 450 degrees)" and provide little side comments like "save the fishes!"

Mikilane said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 7:15 pm
Really, really good. Your diction is immaculate. 

anne22 said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 5:29 pm
I love your word use!! I love the poem, title and how present was. You did a seriously good job.

on Oct. 27 2011 at 10:06 am
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Getr done!
larry the cable guy

seriously love it!


on Oct. 27 2011 at 10:01 am
megansalltimelow BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Love me or Hate me i promise it wont Make me or Break me" ~Lil wayne

wooowww! realll good! (:


wicked13 GOLD said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 8:30 am
wicked13 GOLD, North Pekin, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanoor Roosevelt

This is pretty amazing. :)

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 24 2011 at 6:15 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I love it because of the tidbits that you give between some of the lines. They are endearing and relatable. Great job and keep on writing! Can somebody here please give me some feedback on my poem? Please?