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Your Heart Was My Home Until You Handed Me an Eviction Notice MAG

November 15, 2008
By amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
amanda.bower SILVER, Stacy, Minnesota
9 articles 2 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
maybe i know that you'll crave my secure arms someday, but i'll have come across someone who wasn't afraid. and that's why i can't let go.

I removed the layers of blankets from my aching bones
to excavate the secrets that were held together by saliva
in papier-mâché envelopes, only to chew on disappointments
and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws,
instead of putting me back together with multicolored duct tape
so gray was only found inside of my body.

I wrung the tears from your sweatshirt and decided it was time
to give it back to you, in exchange for my serpent heart

[barely beating,

barely breathing];
instead of curling inside your stomach and making you
nearly as ill as I had become, just by drinking venomous nectar
and digesting fireflies so a small portion of me would feel alive,
I climbed over your picket fence and let you recline my eyes
in another awkward position to the point where I only chain-smoked
the main exhibits of your aesthetic proportions and declined
every deficiency of the person you truly are,

i. blunt

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on Oct. 19 2009 at 4:00 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

As everyone else has said before me, amazing, I can connect in so many ways, but I couldn't ever form my pain iinto words like this. Very amazing, better than anything I could do.

on Oct. 19 2009 at 3:50 pm
dragonfan SILVER, Arcidia, Indiana
9 articles 1 photo 213 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Death truly makes an artist"

This is great u use great words and i think alot of people like it!

on Oct. 19 2009 at 2:33 pm
relaxingcry GOLD, Buffalo, New York
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Favorite Quote:
i go hard forever thats just how im designed thats just how im built see the look in my eyes take all this from me and im still going to survive

this was very good i wish i could write like that please check out some of my writing if you get a chance im kinda new at this

on Oct. 19 2009 at 12:59 pm
Katie Reilly BRONZE, Centreville, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
it has a beat all its own.

on Oct. 19 2009 at 12:24 pm
Griffinwing SILVER, Manchester, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 37 comments
Really big words...nicecities

seapenguin said...
on Oct. 19 2009 at 2:56 am
seapenguin, Healdsburg, California
0 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm a super hero, but with no powers or motivation.

Beautiful. I love the title.

on Jun. 25 2009 at 3:21 pm
write4life GOLD, Macon, Georgia
12 articles 0 photos 45 comments
wow. this is absolutely amazing!! its definitely going on my favorites list :)

on May. 31 2009 at 9:28 pm
JasonsBaby GOLD, Spencer, West Virginia
11 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
when i get mad i tend to tell people to "go suck a fart"

wow that was sooo amazing,but always keep in mind that if he was stupid enough to let you go then he doesnt deserve you.

on May. 21 2009 at 4:05 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
6 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

I don't understand... But great detail

on May. 4 2009 at 1:35 am
GoldenGirl PLATINUM, Vashon, Washington
41 articles 31 photos 116 comments
nice style...

XZSilverZX said...
on Apr. 17 2009 at 9:23 pm
the title is the only thing that caught my eye...very funny!

XxAdamxX GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2009 at 3:07 pm
XxAdamxX GOLD, Kingdom City, Missouri
14 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Whoa, seriously dude, this is one of the Best poems I have ever read on this site! It was a pleasure reading it.

on Apr. 4 2009 at 3:33 am
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
5 articles 6 photos 21 comments
This poem is AMAZING!

It's one of those ones where you wanna be like "why didn't i write that?!?!"

By the way, my name is Francesca too :)

rawrrr143 said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:40 pm
this poem is extremely powerful, it's great too! :D

on Mar. 5 2009 at 7:06 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

dark angel~ I luuuv your confidence :)...also Amanda~ I luuuuv yr poem...I think that yr method of getting over him was gr8...u had more than a picture in my head ...mor elike a black and white video's gr8

on Feb. 28 2009 at 10:49 pm
EternityBroken GOLD, Hooker, Oklahoma
17 articles 2 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is impossible to love and be wise.

this is depressing, but in a good way. good word choice and it makes me think of my ex. such a stupid boy for giving me up.

secret boy said...
on Feb. 22 2009 at 7:26 pm
it is very good and it realy effect the one who read it

on Feb. 19 2009 at 6:00 pm
KaylaRock BRONZE, Fairmont, West Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments
this is a really good piece, but it kind of confuses me. i guess my brain isn't comprehending big words today. but it really is awesome

on Feb. 13 2009 at 1:43 pm
I love the way you use your words. I love the way you make me think . You did an awesome job i love it

MeggEllo said...
on Feb. 12 2009 at 10:40 pm
This poem is....... I'm at a loss for words, really I am. It's FANTASTIC! T put it simply. You use your words in such a different way, it's great.""and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws""