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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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Ella1 GOLD said...
on Jan. 11 2012 at 8:20 pm
Ella1 GOLD,
14 articles 7 photos 137 comments
I really like the imagery! If you get a chance could you read my poem A Portal, Pink Watch, and Perpetual Sea Thanks!

vazenitran98 said...
on Jan. 11 2012 at 3:15 pm
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

An amazing poem it is! Great writing! I felt the same way...

on Jan. 11 2012 at 12:46 pm
chantel15 BRONZE, Newyork,bronx, New York
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments
this was a great poem , i can relate to this, loosing the one you loved the most , and it seeming like they don't care anymore and they don't understand how much pain it causes us. its an amazingg poem.

on Jan. 11 2012 at 11:33 am
Hetalia-otaku SILVER, Sweden, Maine
5 articles 0 photos 47 comments
I tagged this as my #1 favorite poem for a reason... This poem is amazing!!!!! :)

MMorton said...
on Jan. 11 2012 at 9:12 am
MMorton, N/A, North Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 23 comments
If I didn't feel the same way sometimes, I would think you were exaggerating.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Dec. 20 2011 at 10:02 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments

WOW! i do not understand all of it.... but it is amazint!! great writing.. very creative! Luv it!!!! Thank you so much!!


CJN0808 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 20 2011 at 5:49 pm
CJN0808 BRONZE, Katy, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Experience, that most brutal of teachers; but you learn, my God do you learn."

-C.S. Lewis

I really like your poem! Hey anyone reading this come check out and rate and/or comment on my poems, it would really help me out :)  

Melody777 GOLD said...
on Nov. 28 2011 at 12:06 pm
Melody777 GOLD, Tonasket, Washington
17 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you."

Great imagery!

on Nov. 28 2011 at 9:50 am
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
Getr done!
larry the cable guy

this is really good. :) great job!

on Nov. 6 2011 at 11:12 pm
samanthaualani BRONZE, Columbia, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
you are every reason, every hope, and every dream i've ever had. no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. i will always be yours. And, my darling, you you will always be mine.♥

i absolutely love the word choice!

hiiii said...
on Nov. 6 2011 at 9:03 pm
amazing:D i loved it

on Nov. 6 2011 at 5:11 pm
albealer SILVER, Bluffton, South Carolina
5 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is Limited. Imagination encircles the world."~Albert Einstein

I agree that this is deep. Kinda jerks tears from my recent break-up though...still loved it because it's easy to connect.

aveawave GOLD said...
on Nov. 6 2011 at 2:57 pm
aveawave GOLD, Woolwich, New Jersey
10 articles 1 photo 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the angel you're sworn to be: spread your wings and fly" :)

This is simply perfection. beauty. 

on Nov. 6 2011 at 12:47 pm
HannahLouise1321 DIAMOND, Delaware, Ohio
63 articles 0 photos 8 comments
This is really deep, excellent job.

on Nov. 6 2011 at 11:19 am
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
17 articles 7 photos 131 comments
wow this is brilliant!!

on Nov. 6 2011 at 9:57 am
hobo12321 PLATINUM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 articles 11 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
none, there's too many, although the one about the grapefruit is good. Any by Douglas Adams

I agree! great word choice and style.

jshawts SILVER said...
on Nov. 6 2011 at 8:43 am
jshawts SILVER, Ottawa, Other
9 articles 2 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will."

I love it! The title is really catchy too :)

on Nov. 6 2011 at 7:19 am
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 47 comments
AMAZING! Please check out my poems!

on Oct. 20 2011 at 3:19 pm
AllForOne SILVER, Audubon, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
-Albert Einstein

This is without a doubt, one of the best poems I have ever read - although the format could you a little tweaking. Bravo!

sasha1996 GOLD said...
on Oct. 15 2011 at 11:14 am
sasha1996 GOLD, Geneva New York, New York
13 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
if you think you can you can and if you think you cant you cant.

this was an awesome poem:d