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Death to Clichés MAG

June 10, 2015
By dmanwithaplan SILVER, Freeland, Maryland
dmanwithaplan SILVER, Freeland, Maryland
6 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the war room.
~Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Caring and Love the Bomb

I look deep into my soul,
and with a heavy heart like
a bag of stones I sadly proclaim
your end.
“Clichés! Your time has come.
Constantly you’ve been told not to
Push your luck, and time and time again
You’ve pushed us over the edge.
I might as well say you’re as bad as money
because you’re the root of all evil.
Though we avoid you like the plague
you continually attach cats to our tongues.
You’ve been free as a bird, you dirty cliché,
and it’s time to get back in your cage.
You must deeply love us poets because it is known
you only hurt the ones you love,
and we’ve been hurt quite a lot by your stereotypical techniques.
One bad apple spoils the bunch, but you, cliché,
are a rotten apple tree producing tainted fruit.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet no one sees
beauty in you, cliché.
So with joy, I say it’s time to put you out of commission.
But don’t be sad, cliché.
That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.”

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on Aug. 28 2015 at 5:54 pm
Franchesca2 BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Open your eyes and see what you can do with them before they close forever."-All the Light We Cannot See

The ending is fantastic! Great job!

on Aug. 28 2015 at 4:00 pm
Satuhina BRONZE, Santee, California
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Favorite Quote:
You know you've got it made when you're like James K. Polk: wearing a polka-dotted suit and listening to polka music in your Manifest Dirt Train. Otherwise, you're just snailing along.

Beautiful, clever irony.

on Aug. 28 2015 at 1:06 am
futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Shakespeare

This made me laugh. I liked how you use cliches to tell cliche it was time to go.