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Rejection Should Go MAG

May 23, 2012
By NattieLerman GOLD, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
NattieLerman GOLD, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
10 articles 8 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Theres a little truth behind every (just kidding), a little curiosity behind every (just wondering), a little knowledge behind every (i dont know)& a little emotion behind every (i dont care)."

Rejection should go to that new pasta place,
and enjoy a seven-dollar ravioli bowl
with a guy she doesn't even know.
She should thank her supportive friend
for trying to set her up
with a nice, respectable young man.
She should forget all about him,
the jerk who shattered her heart
with a ten-pound sledgehammer.
She should stuff her slim face
with warm breadsticks
and a mound of ranch-drenched salad.
She should giggle
at all her date's jokes,
even though she's morbidly depressed,
and smile throughout the night,
even though the face grinning back at her
isn't the one she wants.
She should just give
the polite, boring guy
a chance
and disregard
the rude, arrogant idiot
who ignores her.
But knowing poor Rejection,
she'll stay locked up in her room,
staining her satin pillow
with mascara-laced tears.
Because the guy she really loves
is in love with someone else.

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This article has 14 comments.

on Apr. 29 2013 at 10:07 pm
WinstonSmith BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
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This is good.

on Apr. 27 2013 at 8:51 pm
Alex_Mac BRONZE, Osler, Other
3 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”
― Audrey Hepburn

Lovely poem, it had a very nice flow. I read it aloud a bunch of times because I liked the way it sounded.

on Feb. 26 2013 at 6:00 pm
SHY_GIRL BRONZE, Apopka, Florida
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it was really great girl!  Keep it up.!

on Feb. 19 2013 at 8:27 pm
Whompingwillow, Oakville, Other
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great analogy! loved it! but it really does suck,, doesnt it? :/

on Feb. 19 2013 at 8:15 pm
Anansesem BRONZE, Cave Spring, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?" ~Pablo Neruda

Unfortunately, love doesn't work out the "should" way, does it? Poor girl. Keep it up!

on Feb. 17 2013 at 2:09 am
KristySparklez BRONZE, Sterling, Colorado
2 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
Time only numbs all pain, it does not heal the wounds created by, nor does it heal the pain

this was amazing keep writing!

on Feb. 11 2013 at 8:38 pm
AnnaRead SILVER, Park City, Utah
8 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

So awesome! This so true too, although I wish it wasn't

on Feb. 8 2013 at 10:20 am
plombardo5 SILVER, Wantage, NJ, New Jersey
5 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Love the images you used in this!

PudgeHalter said...
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on Feb. 5 2013 at 11:47 am
EtherealLibretto GOLD, Z, New Hampshire
10 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

Wow. What an amazing poem! I read it...... then I read it again...... then I read it again! The language choices, the rhythm, and the plainly stated, relatable images blew me away. The beauty of this poem is stunning. Awesome!

forever1218 said...
on Feb. 3 2013 at 10:00 am
forever1218, Sdasdasdas, New York
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments
This is so amazing! I love the metaphores in this, it really takes the poem over the top :)

on Feb. 3 2013 at 12:45 am
KristinHopkins8 SILVER, Aspen, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die"

i can really relate. keep writing!

on Feb. 3 2013 at 12:11 am
Essence_17 BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing......that’s why we recommend it daily."-Zig Zigler

Wow....thats so great..loved it :)

KylieK GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2013 at 5:50 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

This is amazing.