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It's Time to Write MAG

May 21, 2009
By SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

It's time to write,
It's time to face it,
face reality.
No more fiddling with half-hearted metaphors
and tiptoeing through the minefields of ­controversy
just to not blow my cover.
Time to paint my own walls
with words unread
and thoughts unsaid.
Time to rock the boat,
and maybe fall overboard.
Time to say who I am.
Time to see my world spelled out
in sloppy penmanship
on a translucent, college-ruled backdrop.
I'm done with the silence,
it's time to declare it!
Time to put down the shield and pick up the pen.
Make no mistake,
my words might shock you.
But in the end, I won't be lying
to myself or you.
It's time to write,
it's time to face it,
face reality.
Because it all comes down to this:
The words are there,
but will I write them?
Well, I guess we will see.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jan. 4 2010 at 5:43 pm
The_Number_Five GOLD, Manassas, Virginia
16 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-- Dr. Seuss

This is great! It runs very fluidly and sounds amazing! Could you comment on some of my work? Thanks :)

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Dec. 8 2009 at 8:09 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

i love this, i can completely sympathize with Hay_Wire, my words always hide also.

This is absolutely positively wonderfully in your face and i adore it!


on Jul. 23 2009 at 10:59 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
42 articles 0 photos 219 comments
great job. i wish i could do that... i try, but somehow, my writing always..hides. i can never just say it flat out. i have to use excessive adjectives..and make it sound pretty, you know so the people who dont relate can try to see some meaning. i like this. its good.

erikaee SILVER said...
on Jun. 17 2009 at 6:50 pm
erikaee SILVER, Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 articles 3 photos 11 comments
this is really good!

on Jun. 9 2009 at 12:07 am
velocityoftime BRONZE, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments
I really liked this! You managed to convey a lot of what I find difficult about writing: I have ideas, and things to say, but many times I never manage to put them on paper. And when I do, I'm often afraid to show people because of how they might read into it. Thanks so much for commenting on my story, by the way. I really appreciate it.