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March 14, 2014
By EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

I clean my house
my house
I clean
my mouth

with soapy bubbles forming
on my cheek.
Alliteration leaves
my house

my pen—
my pen, it leaves
my mouth
my mouth again

The author's comments:
I was reading some poems by Sylvia Plath, and then a few more by Gertrude Stein, and then this happened. I'm fairly sure it conveys nothing of the specific topic (trying to find non-dark, non-violent pieces of my writing for my school's literary magazine and then realizing that I'm going to have to clean something up). Oh well, I like poems that are fun to say--the best poems are the kind you want to read aloud.

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on Mar. 23 2014 at 2:24 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1136 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Nom Nom Nom. This was YUM. Ahhahahhaa. Such a fun poem Em! I believe you've never written - or if written never shared - something like this before. Hence it was all the more fun to discover it. AND YES the best poems are definitely the kind you want to read aloud. Agreed. ^_^  Love always, Dua.