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Like a New Yorker

August 1, 2011
By Eirias SILVER, Spring, Texas
Eirias SILVER, Spring, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you wish to be a writer, write" -Epictetus


New Yorkers are scary,

Intimidating,

Just plain weird.
They do everything so different

From us Texans.

I can walk like a New Yorker:

Quickly,

Head tucked low,

Cell phone to the ear,
Disregarin’ the traffic.

I can tawk like a New Yawka:

Accentin’ and repetin’.


I can even drink “soder” cans like a New Yorker:

Through a straw!

I can drive like a New Yorker (if I was old enough):

Move people, move: I’m comin’ through!
and

Whadya mean “I can’t run the reds”?

I can eat pizza like a New Yorker:

Fold it in half,

Drippin’ grease down my shirt.

I can dress like a New Yorker:

Briefcase—Check!

Tie—Check!

Pressed suit—Check!

Stony face—CHECK!

But ya know what I can’t do?

Be a New Yorker.
‘Cause I’m a Texan through and through.


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on Feb. 26 2013 at 4:33 pm
@nime.@ngel BRONZE, Chicopee, Massachusetts
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I like the idea of it, the way its written fits with the idea and also it amusing and creative! Though in some ways poem doesn't flow all the way through out. The best I liked about it was that you're proud to be who you and where you come from. Keep writing!! ^-^

on Aug. 8 2012 at 3:36 am
Pika_Princess, Escondido, California
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Wow, this was very well written and quite creative. I loved how you changed your poem's accent in order to fit in with the "New Yorker lingo". And I must say, your writing style and voice is very well-done, espcially how you are able to change it to fir the content of the poem...very creative. And I must say, the ending was very nice! Now some things that came to mind: 1. Why only a New Yorker? There are many other things you could have used and maybe you could have used more than just one. 2. Also the aside in parantheses when you say that you can drive like a New Yorker is a bit distracting and takes away from the flow. Maybe take it out and replace it with something else. Very well written! I loved it! Hope I helped a bit!

on Jul. 26 2012 at 11:36 am
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

this was amusing yes but i redally like what you did with the end there 

on Jun. 26 2012 at 12:32 pm
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

this poem entertained me. you maintained the poetic touch and still it sounded causual and was really enjoyable! you're effects have worked out just fine! would you mind commenting on my poem "the sea" (it's in poem forums ryt now, but as of yet not gone online on teen ink) it would mean a lot. :) and great job!

Eirias SILVER said...
on Jun. 11 2012 at 6:01 pm
Eirias SILVER, Spring, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you wish to be a writer, write" -Epictetus

yeah . . . It should also be "repeatin'" . . . there are a few others that I don't remember anymore . . .

butterfly123 said...
on Jun. 11 2012 at 8:21 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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hey! well written poem! i like your dtyle of writing and your themes. ...i did find one mistake ,though. should'nt be 'disregardin' instead of 'Disregarin’'.

but hey, who isn't prone to typos :P. great work and keep writing :D 


on Aug. 4 2011 at 5:28 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Anytime!!!! ;D

Eirias said...
on Aug. 3 2011 at 6:45 pm
Thank you!

on Aug. 3 2011 at 5:07 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

LOL!!!!  They need to stop messin' with the formatting!!!!! I really liked it!!!! :D

Eirias SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2011 at 9:03 pm
Eirias SILVER, Spring, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you wish to be a writer, write" -Epictetus

See the formatting didn't work out 100%. There was supposed to be stanzas ending with: Texans, traffic, *repeatin', straw, reds, shirt, CHECK, and through. There were also some indents that didn't really show up. Honestly, I'm a bit miffed!

on Aug. 2 2011 at 8:43 pm
callmebaddog SILVER, Spokane, Washington
8 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
-James Dean

I love this! I've lived right above New York for years, and have been there almost every weekend, but never once did I think people saw it like this. This was, different. In a very fantastic way! :)

on Aug. 2 2011 at 6:05 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Don't feel stupid. It happens !

Eirias SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2011 at 5:37 pm
Eirias SILVER, Spring, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you wish to be a writer, write" -Epictetus

Wow, I feel really stupid. I've had that poem for a year, shown it to TONS of people, and  no one (including myself) has yet noticed those typos. Thanks!

on Aug. 2 2011 at 4:07 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

and repetin'

should be..repeatin'

 

I like it otherwise.


on Aug. 2 2011 at 4:06 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

I like the poem. Just a couple of small mistakes:

Disregarin': Should be-Disregardin'

 


on Aug. 2 2011 at 3:16 pm
JerseyGirl716 BRONZE, Central, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Hahahaha I love this! I'm a Jersey Girl but half the people in my town work in NYC, so I thought it was pretty hysterical... and I'm one of those people with the accents! Great job!