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Duct Tape Love MAG

January 11, 2009
By skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
16 articles 1 photo 18 comments

I’m trying so hard,
picking the pieces of me
up off of the floor,
putting them back
into an imperfect, imbalanced,
human teenage girl,
holding her together.

Got nothing to stick her
back together with
but love and memories
and your dumb jokes
that never made me laugh –
like the one about duct tape and the force –
both have a light side and a dark side
and hold the world together.
Now it’s holding her together.

Got nothing to prop her up on
but summer nights and tears
and your stupid clichés
about boy things, like Chuck Norris,
how he holds duct tape together.
Now it’s holding her together.

Got nothing to give her life with
but puddles and laughter
and your annoying wisecracks,
always making fun of me:
how silence is golden
but duct tape is silver,
holding your lips together.
Now it’s holding her together.

My work isn’t perfect.
It’s messy and lopsided;
it’s hormonally imbalanced,
but I’ve got enough of you
and enough duct tape
and it’s holding her together.

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on Jan. 31 2010 at 11:37 am
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

that poem really got me thinking and opened so many doors that were locked with writers block. in other words, that was amazing and thankyou. keep writing!

on Jan. 31 2010 at 1:25 am
RoundRobinGirl GOLD, Craigmont, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Cowboy up, puss."

Love the symbolism. Completely brilliant.

on Dec. 18 2009 at 12:36 pm
Lucy4himnotu ELITE, Richardson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I am Happy to The Point of Fear" -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

I love how you took something so simple, so stupid, and so funny as chuck norris, and you made it into something meaningful, and heart breakingly serious. You captured the feeling of how important those little memories become, and how they make you feel after they're gone. Thank you. this was a pleasure to read. Or rather, to feel.

on Nov. 26 2009 at 5:46 pm
Writerzhand GOLD, Ball Ground, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I wanna carry a piece of who I was before so when I hit the wall, I REALLY hit the wall.


Kagome BRONZE said...
on Nov. 25 2009 at 10:08 pm
Kagome BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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i loved it it made me think and feel what i have never experienced

on Nov. 22 2009 at 3:25 pm
Charliieee BRONZE, Dorchester, Other
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on Nov. 4 2009 at 2:53 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

Great meaning and insight. I loved it.

Beautiful poem darling=]

-Please check out my poems that I have posted it would be greatly apreciated.

on Nov. 3 2009 at 10:51 pm
lindseymarie SILVER, Richfield, Minnesota
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That's all I can say.


on Oct. 3 2009 at 9:31 pm
skywriter11 GOLD, Glenmont, New York
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Thanks so much, all of you. ^.^

on Aug. 15 2009 at 5:15 am
JacintaT BRONZE, Brisbane, Other
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Deserved to be published.

on Jul. 18 2009 at 1:16 pm
LivingLiar GOLD, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Lie after lie I die with my soul ravished.

I love your work. Really symbolic.

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2009 at 2:23 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

Wow, I love the way you write about something so seemingly insignificant as duct tape and turn it into something so symbolic. Great job, I'm glad this got published.