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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 Oct. 5 2011 at 3:50 pm
singinginthegardn GOLD, Cowell, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin

BEST POEM EVER!! I love the modernness of it <33

2write said...
on Oct. 5 2011 at 5:33 am
2write, Dededo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
" I wasn't built for conformity, I was born to stand out from the crowd"
" In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took but how many moment tsook your breath away:"- Chinese man
"I have tried, in my way, to be free."-Leonard Cohen

that was one of the best poems i've ever read,and i've read tons. 

on Sep. 13 2011 at 4:21 pm
alohagirl7 GOLD, Klawock, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"no guy is worth your tears but the one who is wont make u cry"
"your just a guy, nothing more and nothing less"

im pretty sure a poem tells a story... there are different types of poetry, so yeah this is a poem... or she wouldnt have put it under poetry. 

k2bebi18 said...
on Sep. 13 2011 at 3:52 pm
i love this.

Fizza SILVER said...
on Sep. 13 2011 at 1:45 am
Fizza SILVER, Raipur, Other
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this one's more like a story than poetry but nice work. :)

on Sep. 4 2011 at 4:34 pm
green_eyes17 BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
As if I could pick just one.


on Aug. 23 2011 at 9:51 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
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This is a really good poem! It's hard to mix humor with an issue like this one, but you managed to pull it off!! Great job!!

on Aug. 22 2011 at 11:43 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

I love it! That girl sounds...really hard to be with.

on Aug. 22 2011 at 6:49 pm
Incitata BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"That's what the conspirators want you to think, dear."

Oh my gosh.  This is astounding, fantastic, phenomenal.  Your imagery is delightful.  Your comments about the toaster are hilarious.  Your parenthetical notations are accurate and witty.  Best of all, she sounds legitmately scary.  Poor fish!

on Aug. 22 2011 at 9:04 am
consumedbygrace247 BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Change the way people think, and things will never be the same." -Steve Biko (South African civil rights martyr)

This is WONDERFUL the language and the way it is put together is just spectacular. Great Job! 5 stars!

Ayme S. said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 10:31 am
This is good!!! really!

katy321 said...
on Jul. 31 2011 at 11:10 pm
Desperate much?

on Jul. 31 2011 at 9:17 pm
Alexandrathepoet PLATINUM, Leesville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
If nothing else, believe in art.

this poem emotes such feeling, the words are powerful, its like you're stomping with words, each and every one making me want to read more. the ending was crisp and pristene, perfect, simply perfect.

on Jul. 31 2011 at 9:32 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Great Job! Can you guys comment on my work??? Please! if you do, I will comment on yours. So comment on mine right now!!! They are really good.Comment on mine!!

on Jul. 9 2011 at 9:33 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

Me too!!! You READ MY MIND!!!! Unique word use was the first thing that popped into my mind!!! Humourous and touching!!

on Jul. 9 2011 at 4:59 am
Mudder_Hacky SILVER, Fowlerville, Michigan
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on Jul. 9 2011 at 2:22 am
OminousBells GOLD, Yukon, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Writing does not cause misery. It is born of misery. ~ Montaigne

Such a wonderful poem! Humour mixed in with sincerity. Great job.

Schubster said...
on Jun. 17 2011 at 9:03 pm

"the Doppler radar is forecasting severe storms."

^^ I read that line aloud and my mom thought I was serious XD lol awesome poem though. The humor is fantastic.

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on Jun. 17 2011 at 6:26 pm
Iriss BRONZE, La Center, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
We see everything through a glass, darkly. Sometimes we can peer through the glass and catch a glimpse of what is on the other side. If we were to polish the glass clean, we'd see much more. But then we would no longer see ourselves.

I couldn't have said it better.

on Jun. 17 2011 at 5:33 pm
R5andParamore BRONZE, Manalapan, New Jersey
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