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November 26, 2008
By amber0812 BRONZE, Veazie, Maine
amber0812 BRONZE, Veazie, Maine
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“Today is the day to start. Realize that you are not forever. Begin today.”
– Anonymous quote on a bathroom stall

Phrases scrawled on a bathroom stall
Holy scriptures of adolescence
Psalms of hormone-driven emotion
Etched in pencil
Or pink or black marker
I love so and so
Inscriptions of hope
Love not war
An occasional cruel word
The tribulations and triumphs
Of the teenage soul
Impassioned phrases
Seeming so insignificant
Meaning so much
Behind each of these statements
Lies a poem unwritten

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J.A.L. GOLD said...
on Oct. 6 2014 at 3:53 pm
J.A.L. GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Because our addictions are our distractions."

The words  Awesome. 

on Aug. 14 2011 at 11:43 am
EyesofBlueFire GOLD, Belleville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." Dumbledore, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.

I love this. It makes you want to walk into a stall with opened eyes just to see the true poetry etched into the walls.

on Jun. 9 2011 at 9:13 pm
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

This is amazing, and so true! I love your descriptions of the inscriptions (lol). Very well done. :) Keep on truckin'.

The~Watcher said...
on Dec. 12 2010 at 3:41 pm

We will.


Great job on this poem- it's so true.

on Oct. 10 2010 at 2:10 pm

"Behind each of these statements/Lies a poem unwritten"

I've noticed the same thing. Who will write those poems?

on Jul. 14 2010 at 9:23 pm
beautiful_but_torn GOLD, West Jefferson, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
It's all make believe, isn't it?
Marilyn Monroe

I absolutly adored this.

Most people dont even try to understand the teenage mind.

There is a poem or even a story behind the thingswritten, and people always disregard it.

You captured the thought extremly well! I really enjoyed reading it.

Captivating, and beautiful.

Any teenager of this generation can relate!

Keep writing, Your going places!:]

on Nov. 9 2009 at 2:39 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

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-

XxThe Whole Time You Were Talking I Didnt Hear A Single Word You Said B/C Th3 Whole Time You Were Talking I Was Picturing You DeadXx

cassidyrae said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 7:56 pm
This is such a great poem because its one of the few that makes you think. The next time I go into a bathroom stall, I'm going to read someones secrets and thoughts displayed for all to read, and I'm going to think. About them, about the story behind it, about this poem. And then I'm going to write. Thank you for that. And please keep writing.

on Aug. 30 2009 at 11:47 pm PLATINUM, Beaumont, Other
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SO amazing, SO true.

on Aug. 23 2009 at 9:59 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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very true and well put. there's stories- and poems- behind everything written on those walls. thanks =]

chelsea21194 said...
on Aug. 10 2009 at 12:35 am
This is one of myy favorites. I love it!

on Aug. 9 2009 at 3:37 am
delizabethl PLATINUM, Linesville, Pennsylvania
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I absolutely love it.

Amber1994 GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2009 at 3:41 pm
Amber1994 GOLD, Roanoke, Illinois
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wow great! the word flow is interesting. :-)

-please check out my poems-

on Aug. 8 2009 at 3:29 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Very good, so deep! I love it! Fantastic job, and congrats on the publication!

JaseC GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2009 at 4:52 am
JaseC GOLD, Granbury, Texas
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bloody good

sbrebre123 said...
on Dec. 15 2008 at 12:12 am
I love it Amber. -Bre