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That's the Breaks MAG

November 6, 2012
By leatherina GOLD, Sicklerville, New Jersey
leatherina GOLD, Sicklerville, New Jersey
19 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can't be a lasting thing. That's not saying that people shouldn't keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war.” -Jim Morrison

Daddy drives a cab,
Passengers don't care.
Sweet Uncle Steve
Likes to sniff coke,
Santa was never there.
God watched
All the little boys get touched.
He heard my childhood screams
When wooden spoon whips hurt too much.
The dog watched Molly kill herself
He licked blood from the edge of the tub.
The smell of the dirty man's white
hairy knife
Would fade away, if Jan would just scrub.
I'll stop biting my nails tomorrow,
I'll try a new shampoo.
How do the tears of a prostitute taste
When she whimpers, “I love you”?
Granny forgot to feed the parakeet
She never sleeps on Pop's side of the bed.
Penny, proud to be finally pregnant,
Awoke to find the sheets stained red.
Peter Pan will never love me
No matter what lipstick I wear
He'll never eat dinner at mine,
Never run his fingers through my hair.
Paris never made straight A's
True adventurers go nowhere.
A granted wish is not a dream come true.
And your psychiatrist doesn't care.
Henry VIII killed two of six wives,
Nancy isn't allowed to have one.
Children grow up with a limb of defeat:
“That's how it is” to their “How come?”
Nauseatingly real, the likeness
Of cruelty to happy impossibility.
It wins when the infant draws his first breath:
His life begins with a weep.

The author's comments:
It's not a cookie cutter poem about young love or growing up with grandama's cookies. It's just a real poem about real life, and anyone who's lived can relate to it somehow.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Oct. 12 2013 at 11:59 am
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

WOW. That pretty much sums it up. This is beautiful, probably one of the best pieces i have ever read on the site and it is definitely going in my favorites. Beautiful, simply wonderful. Congrats.

on Dec. 14 2012 at 1:42 am
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
36 articles 1 photo 77 comments
very insightful