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To be a Waste

January 23, 2013
By kal.bel SILVER, Boyne City, Michigan
kal.bel SILVER, Boyne City, Michigan
7 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to be unique, and diffrent, and shine in your own way." ~Lady Gaga


Do not let me waste when my time has ceased
Use me for more useful things
Use my skin for carpet throws
Put me in a window; let me model your clothes

File my bones and use them for forks
They’re real handy things, maybe make a
Spoon
or
a
spork

You can take my hair, but don’t let it waste
Wrap it around your arms, you head, your neck, or your face
Use it for scarves, or a coat of the wealthier taste

My eyes are bright, perfect for lamps
My eyelids for clams, my iris’s for stamps
Put them in your front porch light
to greet your visitors, when it’s dark at night

Take all my fingers, and even my toes
use them for pens, for writing
love notes
Curl them around your wrist for a bracelet
even your leg for a brand new anklet

Do not take my pieces and hide them in the ground
For I was not made
to
be
a
Waste


The author's comments:
Were you made to be a waste?

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on Feb. 5 2013 at 6:39 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Lol. By the way I was reading your reply and I was struck again by how much I liked your poem! It kind of sticks with ya... Such a unique and imaginative perspective! Sorry I was just surprised I remembered...

kal.bel SILVER said...
on Feb. 5 2013 at 10:38 am
kal.bel SILVER, Boyne City, Michigan
7 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to be unique, and diffrent, and shine in your own way." ~Lady Gaga

Thank you(:

kal.bel SILVER said...
on Feb. 5 2013 at 10:37 am
kal.bel SILVER, Boyne City, Michigan
7 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to be unique, and diffrent, and shine in your own way." ~Lady Gaga

Thank you!(: ..."Dark yet uplifting" Exactly my style(: I could never quite put it into words but you did a fine job doing so! haha Thanks again(:

kal.bel SILVER said...
on Feb. 5 2013 at 10:36 am
kal.bel SILVER, Boyne City, Michigan
7 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to be unique, and diffrent, and shine in your own way." ~Lady Gaga

Thank you(:

on Feb. 2 2013 at 12:39 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I loved this poem! It's dark yet somehow uplifting at the same time....

on Feb. 2 2013 at 11:01 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Great job, I love it, especially the idea behind going to waste as you die. Brilliant!

on Feb. 1 2013 at 2:02 pm
Lilly100 BRONZE, White Plains, New York
1 article 0 photos 6 comments
Wow. I absolutely love the idea behind this poem. The lines and spacing are quite well done and the writing itself is good. I think it might have stronger without the rhymes, but really great job!