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The Mouth: Poem

Updated on June 10, 2013
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

Do you like this poem?

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.

HIS WORK WILL ALSO BE FEATURED INBEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, BURNINGWORD, SEE SPOT RUN AND THE BELLWETHER REVIEW.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOST WRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, SCHNOODLE, SAUVEE AND BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH, HOWARD WOLOWITZ.

PLEASE VISIT HIS PROFILE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANKS!

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      Justin W Price 3 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks a lot, Stephen. I appreciate that.

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Stephen Seth 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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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Rahul

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Short crisp and funny

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thansk so much Till. very kind words!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Came back again!!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      Mary Craig 5 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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Mike Pugh 5 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 5 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Still love it!

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

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

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      Sunnie Day 5 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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      it is, Vinaya. I agree. Thank you!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Another short poem full of power. You rock!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thank you, Audrey. I'm pleased

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I loved it!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      poetvix 5 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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      so short and sweet :)

      WELL DONE :)

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      Jennifer 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Like this a lot! Keep up the good work.

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