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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 Jun. 17 2011 at 4:29 pm
Sunset_on_tomorrow SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the WORD of our LORD stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8

I love this poem! The humor in it is perfectly balenced with the emotion, and I love your word choice! It was very unique!

on May. 26 2011 at 10:02 pm
destined_for_fame BRONZE, Privet Drive, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

I feel like you're trying a bit too hard. It's a very entertaining poem (and I love your sense of humor) but I think that some of the words you used were unnecesary and just cluttered it up.

on May. 26 2011 at 2:40 pm
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

This is very well written, and you can take it seriously. I like how it's not one of those really somber, depressing poems. (Oh, I'm such a hypocrite!) The humor you incorporated lightens and yet helps it along. Very well done.

on May. 26 2011 at 10:10 am
Monkee63 SILVER, Independence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I want to feel my life while I'm in it"- Meryl Streep
"Live, Life Love"
"Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."

I really love this. Its great really gives you the picture of what is going on.

on May. 22 2011 at 11:26 pm
hillaryweaver SILVER, Moss Point, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Happiness depends upon ourselves.

I really enjoyed this. You are a good writer. Great job taking such experience and using it to spark creativity.

on May. 4 2011 at 10:09 pm
RebeccaNicole GOLD, Port Washington, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Chocolate or vanilla?" most everyone at some point

I was shocked when she left. Very abrupt, and perfect, ending. Love the use of parentheses. Sorry if this is a true story, you don't seem to deserve it. 

koolio said...
on May. 4 2011 at 7:30 pm
koolio, Worthington, Ohio
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I loved this poem you have some awesome talent and some day i think you would become an awesome writer.I wish i could write that well

freeday15 GOLD said...
on May. 4 2011 at 4:19 pm
freeday15 GOLD, Paramus, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is Blind" i truly believe in this it is in all of my pieces, and if u read between the lines then u will find it there...

heyy luv the poem it has a unique style p.S if u have time check out some of my pieces like "April showers bring death flowers" thanks haha keep up the awsome work

PoetryGirl said...
on May. 4 2011 at 10:35 am
Awesome style!  I never thought that spatulas and toasters and waffles could be so funny. :p  You've got a unique flair.

Karma BRONZE said...
on May. 3 2011 at 3:41 pm
Karma BRONZE, Brielle, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
The swallows will always sing around the smoke stacks

I can just imagine her acting like a rabid dog O.o

normgrl GOLD said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 7:07 am
normgrl GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Do we eat to live or live to eat?

Very descriptive. That's what I love the most.

on Apr. 12 2011 at 4:58 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

suuuckss to be that guyy :P

Bka341997 GOLD said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 10:28 am
Bka341997 GOLD, Bigfork, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take our breath away!

I Like It


on Mar. 21 2011 at 8:23 pm
damanvirk BRONZE, Forest Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"speak softly, but carry a big stick"
-Theodore Roosevelt

nice job

u were so into the piece

i wish i was as good as you

it was like u were experienceing the situation...

were u?


on Mar. 21 2011 at 7:39 pm
itlovedtohappen GOLD, Ocala, Florida
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Should I feel bad for the narrarator? Because I'm laughing on the inside...its sort of funny. You're a true writer, you can make a breakup sound funny. You could probably sell ice to an eskimo.

on Mar. 21 2011 at 8:42 am
dontforget GOLD, Cortland, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The best things in life are left unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss, and dream."

I really like this!! :)


on Feb. 27 2011 at 12:40 pm
david12345678, Louisville, Kentucky
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I like the poem!

on Feb. 5 2011 at 9:29 pm
i love that i was reading about called need love poem and i really reading. say what!?                       from baddestgirl411

prettygirl11 said...
on Feb. 5 2011 at 9:21 pm
yes i love the stories and poems you made together peace out people do you have any questions to ask me?

prettygirl11 said...
on Feb. 5 2011 at 9:16 pm
i love your favorite poems and i really interested in your poems and stories