The Mouth: Poem

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Then check out my poetry book,Digging to China, released by Sweatshoppe Publications. This poem is in it, along with fifty others. Signed copies are available throughSweatshoppe Publications. It's also available on Barnes and Noble andAmazon.com.

Quite the mouth

her laugh reveals.

From across the room

I can count her molars.

And I'm angry because

I'm not in on the joke.


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I saw a girl laughing in the cafeteria at school and it made me happy that she was happy, even though I don't know her.


all rights reserved. copyright Justin W. Price April 2011.


Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY)IS A POET, SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION,DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM, BARNES AND NOBLE AND THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Flourish Anyway, thank you very much. I appreciate that you took the time to visit and leave a comment.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Nice poem and something others can identify with.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot, Stephen. I appreciate that.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot Chris. I like that comment. Thanks for stopping by :-)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

ImKarn... it is pretty amazing how many folks DON'T have all their teeth. That's fo sho :-)


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Stephen Ulibarri 4 years ago from Albuquerque

Short, simple, and sweet. I love it


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Okay, so this just me me laugh. As in , "ha..ha..ha"--cuteness in words sweetness in deed. Best~


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

lol..i'm jealous she HAS all her molars...haha..adorable poem, PDX


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Rahul


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Short crisp and funny


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

always a pleasure to see you, Audrey! Thank you!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much Marcy. That's my poetic goal!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Indeed I could debby... but I've forgotten the number :-)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thansk so much Till. very kind words!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Came back again!!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

You have a gift for creating an entire moment in just a few, well-crafted words! Nicely done!

Voted up and awesome.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Wow! you can count her molars from across the room!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

So much said with so few words! "Quite the mouth"...nice mouth, big mouth, interesting mouth? You really do so much with words it sometimes amazes me! Voted up and awesome. Thanks for SHARING.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Tara, I;m glad you like reading them, because I like writing them :-0 We make a good team!


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

This is short and nice. I love reading poems. Good work.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

homestead,me too! Thanks for your analysis and comment!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

On the outside looking in - I hate that feeling. Great way to express it!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

simplicity, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this.

cloudexplorer, that's a fine compliment from a fine artist. Mutual, admiration. Thanks for stopping by!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Awesomely done @ PDXKaraokeGuy I have come to enjoy your works of art indeed. Voted up into hub heaven!


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Simplicity4All 4 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

this is adorable, I really like it. Short and Sweet voted up!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks for reading sunnie day. i appreciate your many possible interpretations to this piece!

Cebu, thanks for stopping by!

Audrey, I'm pleased. Thanks again for your visit!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Still love it!


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Smile will always brighten up someones day :D A smile will give your face a glow. Keep it coming


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

PDX I loved this...can be meant light hearted or deep too...I am thinking...it is no fun to be in a room and hear tons of laughter across the room and not hear the joke..but then I have been one to be slow in getting a punch line so I would be there scratching my head trying to figure out the punch line and I would be thinking.."look at those molars!!!"..lol Fun write as long as we are not the butt end of the joke right?.:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

it is, Vinaya. I agree. Thank you!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

It is so wonderful to catch someone laughing. This is beautiful.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

rebecca, thanks for saying so. I appreciate the comment!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Another short poem full of power. You rock!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you, Audrey. I'm pleased


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I loved it!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

poetviix: you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Laughter really is the best medicine. Thanks for the smile.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Lola, thank you. I enjoy the sound of laughter and I'm glad I helped it to be heard!


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Lola1929 5 years ago from Oregon

Made me laugh out loud. Cute, funny.

Love from Lola


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

ha. Thanks for the comment, Nasake


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nasake 5 years ago from England

It is indeed! Most things beautiful are very simple. Such as myself :p joke


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Nasake. Ain't that the truth sometimes?


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nasake 5 years ago from England

beauty in simplicity!


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No_Clue 5 years ago

Again, very vivid piece that paints a tight little picture. Nice job!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks for taking the time to comment. I hope you enjoy my other offerings as well


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

so short and sweet :)

WELL DONE :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks. I hope you enjoy the rest of my work, and I look forward to reading yours.


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jjackson786 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Like this a lot! Keep up the good work.

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