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I'm not good at poetry

October 22, 2009
By bayard SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
bayard SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Hipocrisy is the father of hatred.

OhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhPoetry is hard.
I have no natural gift
For rhymes and commas
Or description
Poetry is hard

The author's comments:
no inspiration but my own lack of skill in this area

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on Feb. 2 2010 at 8:21 am
Christalina_Stuart SILVER, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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snap to!

hahahahahha bayard, everyone is giving u advice and everything! hahahaha i agree, troy, u need to go to ms t!!

on Feb. 2 2010 at 8:19 am
Oh_My_Buda SILVER, Parksburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing certain is uncertainty.

Look at my picture now.

on Feb. 2 2010 at 8:17 am
Happy2lV3Hate GOLD, Gfa, Kentucky
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Im gone...dust in the wind. I smile down at these people.

Stop pretending, your just like me. You'll die one day or another.

Bayard...go see Mrs. Turzi, you need it.

And AngryGopher, you go too...you really need it

on Feb. 2 2010 at 8:15 am
AngryGopher BRONZE, Christiana, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
I'm a rageaholic! I can't get enough of my rageahol!

AngryGopher repeatedly refers to AngryGopher in third person. WAHHHWOOOGAWOOGAWOOGA!

Avalynn BRONZE said...
on Nov. 2 2009 at 8:53 pm
Avalynn BRONZE, Monrovia, California
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i agree- you definitely need to write a poem over and over again to get it juuust rite; but i dont sit down to write poems. when i hear something that moves me or think of a phrase that inspires me, i take out any piece of paper and start writing!! good luck :)

on Nov. 2 2009 at 11:38 am
PoetOfNyx16 SILVER, Port Angeles, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I dont know why I cut myself, god, give me a sign or help, I won't cry it'll be fine, I'll take my last breath, push it out my chest, 'till there's nothing left."

Poetry is hard to get sometimes, but what i do when im stuck is write whatever comes into my mind and it seems to flow from my mind to the pen to the paper, try free writing sometime, it might help

on Oct. 31 2009 at 10:54 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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love it :) thats great. just keep tryin if you like it

on Oct. 30 2009 at 5:42 pm
NorthernWriter, Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

good poetry is not written in two minutes, or even 60. to actually come up with something decent, i have to sit down and think and make webs of my thoughts. i usually rewrite my poems a lot to perfect them and i read them aloud to make sure they make the picture i want and it doesn't sound choppy. you can't write a poem very fast. it takes TIME.

on Oct. 30 2009 at 4:38 pm
LuLu95 PLATINUM, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Oooh! Dark matter, we better bring a flashlight!"

Poetry is not about good and bad, or right and wrong. It something that you right the way you think it should be. So if you have an idea, write it down, i usualy do more than once. Amd see where the idea takes you...in poetry, there is no way to be wrong :)

on Oct. 30 2009 at 12:54 am
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

Or when something happens and you have strong emotions, don't just go to sleep- write! Frustration, anger, love, lust, excitement, fight, anxiety, depression, happiness, events, Anything that you have emotion towards...a strong emotion- sit down and write about it. Spill your head onto your paper. Eventually, it will be a work of art.

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Oct. 29 2009 at 10:40 am
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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i agree. thats how most stuff works with poetry. you just sit alone in your room with a pencil in your hand and eventually the thoughts will come. think about things that happend in life or about emotions. most things around you are inspirational you jsut have to learn to see them that way. but u cant rush it because that could cause you to write something not very good. :) just keep trying!

Jazzzy517 GOLD said...
on Oct. 28 2009 at 4:18 pm
Jazzzy517 GOLD, Meriden, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

i completely agree...

when i write my poetry i dont just sit there...

i think about something important in my life or my emotions. that helps to....

and eventually...

everything will come to you as inspirtation

on Oct. 28 2009 at 11:22 am
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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well if you keep your mind on something it will work. and first of all you just sit with a pencil in your hand and dont think of what to write let the heart and soul

do the writing for you!

like i say you can have the hand of a writer if you beleive.

just dont think and it will all come to you later on in time!!! hope you start to write

and take my advice!!cause thats how i make beautiful work:)