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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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LovelySerena said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 6:22 am
LovelySerena, Dededo, Other
0 articles 8 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul. ~Emily Dickinson

Beautifully written!

on Jun. 27 2011 at 10:09 am
kel_the_shell, Ronks, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." - The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This is so well written! Your words are so descriptive and this is so haunting and epic! I love it! Keep on writing! :)

Fizza SILVER said...
on Jun. 27 2011 at 2:26 am
Fizza SILVER, Raipur, Other
7 articles 2 photos 177 comments
suicide right?

on Jun. 27 2011 at 12:48 am
musiclover71 ELITE, Hutto, Texas
107 articles 24 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Normal is overrated." - Gregory House

this amazing. keep on writing! please!

on Jun. 6 2011 at 11:31 pm
FallenAngel1 SILVER, Chula Vista, California
9 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Good Night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good night till it be morrow."-Romeo and Juliet act II scene II, William Shakespeare
"What's In a name? That which we call a rosse by any other name would smell as sweet."-Romeo

This is sad but very very good, You NEED to keep on writing. It would be a waste to not show this talent to the world.

on Jun. 5 2011 at 9:56 pm
kris1893 BRONZE, Carbondale, Illinois
4 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm truly speechless. I love your style.

blwblw1 SILVER said...
on Jun. 5 2011 at 5:54 pm
blwblw1 SILVER, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
8 articles 1 photo 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Reading takes you into a world far beyond your eyes can see.
L'amor Che More il Sole e L'altre Stelle

amazing:) it was well written:)

loveyagolden said...
on Jun. 5 2011 at 3:50 pm
loved it. its so real in a descripted way that explains in away that even the words in it doesn't say

on Jun. 5 2011 at 1:12 pm
OminousBells GOLD, Yukon, Oklahoma
13 articles 36 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Writing does not cause misery. It is born of misery. ~ Montaigne

This is beautifully done, sad but beautiful

on Jun. 2 2011 at 6:51 pm
HallieAnnaLissette BRONZE, Adrian, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the fear of the dark, keep you from seeing the moon." - Unknown

The very reason free verse poetry was created :]

L-Buddah said...
on May. 30 2011 at 1:59 pm
 OMgee ! Dhiz iz truely incredible ! Yu have talent !

on May. 14 2011 at 11:55 pm
Echinacea8 GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
17 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Somebody said that it couldn't be done, but he with a chuckle replied that maybe it couldn't [and maybe it shouldn't], but he wouldn't be the one to say so until he tired" - Edgar Albert Guest

woah. enough said.

Sky.. BRONZE said...
on May. 14 2011 at 11:35 pm
Sky.. BRONZE, Manteca, California
3 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
But paradise is locked and bolted…
[So] we must take a journey around the world to see if a back door has perhaps been left open.
-Heinrich von Kleist, “On the Puppet Theater”

“Money talks and a lot of money sings and dances.” -Vane Kattalak

Great. But very sad, I hope, if this is how you really feel, that you feel better soon.

bandi_bandi said...
on May. 14 2011 at 1:28 am
bandi_bandi, Mountain Home, Idaho
0 articles 0 photos 5 comments
I love the style and format of your poem. It reminds me a little of e. e. cummings (my favorite poet). Very beautiful!

on Apr. 22 2011 at 12:04 pm
Anasofia0702 BRONZE, Fajardo, Other
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.

- Leo C. Rosten

OMG!! i love it im jealuos for your writing talent keep writing !!!! 

Faey101 said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 10:48 pm
Impressive piece of art. Very descriptive vocab! I really enjoyed reading it!

on Mar. 31 2011 at 9:35 pm
Awesomafied BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Then if he thrive, and I be cast away, the worst was this: my love was my decay" -Shakespeare

Very creative ! I love your formatting and vocabulary, it makes your poem unique.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 2:13 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Your poems are so abstract. 

on Mar. 31 2011 at 12:21 pm
praveen.Trichy PLATINUM, Thirchy, Other
25 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
cruel leaders are replaced only to turn other leaders cruel

great work dude!

on Mar. 31 2011 at 9:13 am
CrystalMarie GOLD, Steubenville, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 40 comments
This is really good. I can definatly tell you wrote this from your heart. Goog Job. I also wanted to say this peaice makes me feel very depressed. It makes me want to cry.