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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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niesh13 SILVER said...
on Jun. 8 2010 at 2:58 pm
niesh13 SILVER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Love Me, Hate Me. I Really Don't Care .
Truth Is...Life Goes On , With or Without You

could sumbody help me out.? i dnt really get i

ashee v. said...
on Jun. 8 2010 at 2:44 pm
This was really well done. Though I would perhaps search for a theme to follow throughout the poem. By the way your writting reminds me of Anne Sexton :)

on Jun. 8 2010 at 1:48 pm
LcplShannon PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:

its very constructive but it makes no sense and means really nothing

on Jun. 8 2010 at 5:24 am
Jennie Brancho BRONZE, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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This was very well written.  I really like the title; it made me want to check out the poem.  You have a wonderful voice here, and the narrator is very relaxed.  Huge contrast there with the physco on the other end, which I like a lot.  Overall, you did a fantastic job, and your vocabulary makes me smile!

RiaRen SILVER said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 8:25 pm
RiaRen SILVER, New Bothwell, Other
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i think the author isn't trying to be smart... i think the big words don't take away from the poem... i think they make you think more about what you're reading, and i like that... i like poetry that obvious, but most times i like to be thinking about what i read...

good job, i like how you added aside thoughts... it was really good... :)

on May. 27 2010 at 5:38 pm
olympian-queen, Charleston, South Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Yesterday is history. Tommorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift that's why they call it the present.

stop trying to sound "overly smart." all of the big words are not necessary. focus on getting the point across because i can honestly say that this makes no sense. (in my opinion) the words just took away from the content.

on May. 25 2010 at 9:20 am
that was an awesome poem! i loved the storyline and i can really relate to this poem quite eaisly. thank you and keep up the good work.

on May. 17 2010 at 6:52 pm
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
24 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor

Fabulous work! Keep writing; you have a real talent for it. :)

Ashee97 said...
on May. 17 2010 at 6:09 pm
wow, great piece! this is really funny but yet it gets your point across all at the same time. i like writers who can keep the reader entertained, and you certianly did so. keep writing some more poems, youre doing great! :) VERY well done.

Ashee97 said...
on May. 17 2010 at 6:07 pm
wow, random! you and me would be great friends! lol

on May. 17 2010 at 4:51 pm
Lost-In-Life GOLD, Whitby, Other
11 articles 0 photos 299 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's never to late, if it weren't for the last minute many things would never get done!

Wow! I think this is amazing. I could completely follow what you were getting at and it was written so well! Love it! Write more!

on May. 17 2010 at 4:29 pm
iknowyourheart BRONZE, Casper, Wyoming
1 article 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And I'll borrow words from all my favorite paragraphs to write a ballad while we say the things we hope would mean the most to me and each letter sent I've found in the pages of hope for the days when I feel like I've lost everything."-mayday parade

I can't relate, but i looove its storyline! 

Kay4theRoses said...
on May. 17 2010 at 1:34 pm
Kay4theRoses, O&#39brien, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"all's fair in love and war." And "Beware of a fat man whose belly doesn't jiggle when he laughs."-A Chinese philosopher. =)

it doesnt sound like u went threw that personally, its awesome all the same.

on May. 17 2010 at 11:51 am
meganleigh122 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
13 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

this is soooo funny!! lol i love it! please keep writing!

on May. 17 2010 at 11:25 am
invasion-of-the-asians BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
keep on keeping on

poor little fishies!!! lol so funny. its like while she is all worked up and angry, he stays so calm. so glad i've never dated someone with an anger problem like that! lol

azskater said...
on May. 17 2010 at 7:33 am
azskater, New York, New York
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azskater said...
on May. 17 2010 at 7:30 am
azskater, New York, New York
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Bk2010 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 28 2010 at 6:43 pm
Bk2010 BRONZE, St. Peters, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" ~i don't know, but it's famous

very nice writing. :) i like.

on Apr. 26 2010 at 6:54 pm
addicted2candy BRONZE, Little Rock, Arkansas
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LOVE IT! You managed to be funny and witty all while capturing the essance of a fight between lovers. Dont EVER stop writing. lol good job

on Apr. 25 2010 at 8:05 pm
andshesfearless GOLD, West Harrison, New York
10 articles 1 photo 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-jimi hendrix-

this is awesome! i love the color words =]