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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. 10 2011 at 11:49 am
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omg i love this!!


on Sep. 23 2011 at 11:20 pm
Seelix PLATINUM, Chandler, Arizona
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Incredible! You have such a gift for metaphors!

on Sep. 23 2011 at 10:55 pm
HannahMarie17 BRONZE, Pasadena, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." - Anonymous

WOW...just wow. thank you for sharing your talent, because it is truly beautiful. please keep writing!

on Sep. 23 2011 at 10:36 pm
Awsomenes BRONZE, Chitris Hights, California
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if i live to be 1000, and say "i love you" evry secint non-stop, it wouldnt be enouf.

wow that is so good! i love it

on Sep. 23 2011 at 7:09 pm
Smiley1068 SILVER, Capitola, California
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This is amazing! I loved it,keep writing!

Old-Ham SILVER said...
on Sep. 23 2011 at 5:53 pm
Old-Ham SILVER, Braidwood, Illinois
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This is absolutely stunning!

on Sep. 23 2011 at 11:23 am
no1texastiger BRONZE, Palestine, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Only two things are infinate. The universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the first one."- Albert Einstein
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

That was just... Amazing! It truly was!

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on Sep. 23 2011 at 8:45 am
Athena95 GOLD, Auburn, New York
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OMG I loved it

cookiegirl said...
on Sep. 1 2011 at 11:17 pm
It's nice and meaningful:)

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on Sep. 1 2011 at 10:38 pm
mathis BRONZE, Fresno, California
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Favorite Quote:
"fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.''

This is absolutely beautiful. I loved it.

bellviven GOLD said...
on Sep. 1 2011 at 2:20 pm
bellviven GOLD, Emporia, Kansas
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wow very powerful

Yaya21 GOLD said...
on Sep. 1 2011 at 12:29 pm
Yaya21 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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love and death what it is dont stop in fear, love yall ba, leave please, danger is reality, dont controll the feelin then y keep having it. hurt and pain is all part of life. life is too short to waste. believe what u believe in. love is a passion

thiz iz amazinq

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:11 pm
sammyjanee GOLD, Plantsville, Connecticut
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Your word use is amazing, you should write more prose, or maybe experiment with sounds in the poetry.  This was really really good

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on Aug. 10 2011 at 5:40 pm
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Favorite Quote:
"There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends." -Brendon Urie

You can really feel the heartbreak in this poem...well done!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 5:39 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

You have a way with words!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 4:13 pm
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

Extremely deep. You are VERY good with words. Loved it. <3 

on Aug. 10 2011 at 8:26 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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aww.. beautiful!

Guys comment on all mine and you will get the same.

Comment on mine mow!


on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:53 pm
Muh-ree-uh PLATINUM, Springboro, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"This one's for the girls who have ever had a broken heart, who have wished upon a shooting star, you're beautiful the way you are..."
-Martina McBride

WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL POEM!  it made me all teary... My boyfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and he handed me the eviction notice, too.  I love your poem.  Its exactly how I feel, and I can totally relate. thank you so much :)

on Jul. 19 2011 at 10:10 am
Shewhomustnotbenamed BRONZE, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Very deep. very meaningful. the title is actually beautiful. thanks for the work, maybe you could check out some of mine? it's called, "This is me" . thanks!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 9:23 am
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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so much emotion, so beautiful.

amazing writer