Inanimate | Teen Ink


June 11, 2011
By Nina_Care SILVER, Colfax, California
Nina_Care SILVER, Colfax, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is a many splendored thing, Love lifts us up where we belong, All you need is love!"

If the personalities I’ve fallen for were objects, my life might have been simpler. If infatuations were inanimate, the complexity of attraction diminishes.
If they were objects, I’ve been in love with a razor blade. Sharp and wise, it can slice your skin if you let it. But it’s beautiful: in the warmth and honesty of sunlight it can glimmer its genre of beauty into your heart so you would never forget it.
If they were objects, I’ve fallen for a piano. Classic and intimidating with its size and splendor… but if you open the cover, the most beautiful of melodies comes out. After awhile, pianos play too much of the same sickly sweet melody, and you wish for harmony.
If they were objects, I’ve danced with a marijuana leaf. Perfectly proportional and harmless looking! But dry it out and feel its affect on your body, and you wish you’d never picked it from the plant. Nothing really matters, and you sort of want to do it again. And again. But nothing matters. So you stay that way.
If they were objects, I’ve flirted with a Myspace page. Never forget that behind all the crap on a social network profile page, there is a creator with enough intent to hook you in.
If they were objects, I’ve been in love with a mirror… a mysterious piece of reflective glass. Look inside and see yourself, but good luck looking away. Crystalline and angular, you ponder your own face. But ponder too long and you’ll forget the rest of the world exists.
If they were objects, I’ve pondered a vase of blown glass. Awkward and bulky in size and shape, yet so complexly beautiful if you take the time to stare. With so much careful timing and effort involved, sometimes you don’t know what’s good enough to put inside of it.
If they were objects, I’ve waltzed around a cigarette. Disgusting to the eye. But light one up and inhale its sweet toxins into your innocent lungs… and you’re done for in a whirlwind of addiction. You don’t want to be caught with it, but you can’t walk away from it without some source of outside help.
If they were objects, I’ve fallen hard for a bicycle. Unlike anything, a bike can get you to where you want to go. But not without effort on your part. With bikes, it is important that you remember that you have to work just as hard as your means of transportation. An equality between bike and rider. Hard to put together, but easy to jump on and get to a place you want to go.
In any sense, there’s less to figure out with objects. Objects can’t change, nor do they desire to. If they were objects, I’d never have gotten this far.

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on Aug. 15 2012 at 9:50 am
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

I love your work!  This was a huge metaphor and I loved that!!! Exellent job!!!

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on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:40 am
Regia SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same.
We're only young once, but with humor we can be immature forever.
If you're going to get into trouble for hitting someone, you might as well do it hard.
After a game, the king and the pawn go in the same box.

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on Nov. 25 2011 at 8:33 pm
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

Girl, you are an amazing writer! I have read every single piece you have posted! I love your work:)