Wanda Swim Strunk


If You Were Metal - Poem by Wanda Swim Strunk

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If you were metal
You would be copper.
Shiny and malleable
And made into useful things
Like pots and pans
And fish shaped molds
That hang on kitchen walls

If I was metal
I would be gold
Dirty gold long forgotten at the bottom of a jewelry box
A necklace you took for a noose
I am unrealized gold
I lay waiting
for someone to polished me up then
they would have something

And she?
She is silver
Silver that could have been a sterling fork used at fancy dinner parties
Instead
She is cheap
Maybe a ring or bracelet sold at a flea market
She looks like something that should be good
But she is just an imitation of her wishes.


Comments about If You Were Metal by Wanda Swim Strunk

  • (6/26/2006 9:57:00 AM)


    good done
    i loved it
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  • (9/13/2005 7:06:00 PM)


    LIKE THE SECOND PART, VERY GOOD... (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 3:46:00 PM)


    the line 'A necklace you took for a noose' has a good ring to it. you have some good ideas here.

    Jake
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 13, 2005



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