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I Don’t Want to MAG

March 5, 2012
By NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

Flowers bloom
In the garden
Of my mind,
Filling my imagination
With a menagerie
Of ideas,
Each a frenzied animal
Begging for release
From its cage.
I can barely
The excitement of
A future story
Still unwritten
Every fiber
Of my frenetic being.
I lust for a pen and paper,
A keyboard beneath
My eager fingers,
As a recovering alcoholic
Yearns to have a
Chilled bottle of Chardonnay,
Or a wine glass
Brimming with brandy,
In their clammy hands.
But, alas!
I must control my urges,
Strong as they may be.
Sleep is essential right now.
But I know
It’ll be hours
Before my mind
Agrees to rest.
My tired body
Begs for slumber,
But it cannot be heard
Over the howling
Of the savage beasts
Finding refuge
In my synapses.
Ideas, whims, fantasies
Overtake every neuron,
Each screaming at me
With its own voice
Distinct and unique.
They plead for freedom
On screen
Or paper.
I try desperately
To silence them, to
Persuade the demons
To settle in
Until the
Approaching morning.
But they will not
Go gently.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Aug. 17 2012 at 2:44 am
CaptainFabulous GOLD, Gray Summit, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast" - Lewis Carroll

i relate in so many different ways to this :) my brain will not sleep until i have every rhyme and stanza out of my head. at times i cant go without pen and paper until its written down because its too ingenous to forget lol great work! congrats on the MAG btw i rlly appreciate all the comments on my work. i didnt have internet or a pc of my own for a long time. otherwise i wouldve said thank you sooner :3

on Mar. 6 2012 at 7:03 pm
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

my thoughts exactly, but put into words!! the feeling I get when I've got millions of ideas erratically popping in my head! and the fear--- that I shouldn't forget any of them!! great job!! check out my work too!

Cinderdust said...
on Mar. 5 2012 at 8:17 pm
Cinderdust, Amherst, New York
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I really like this poem. The grammar and spelling is very good and I like the way this reads. Good job!

NickyJ BRONZE said...
on Mar. 5 2012 at 3:29 pm
NickyJ BRONZE, Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” ~Robert Frost

This is an amazing poem. It's not actually common that I like another person's work this much but this poem really hits the nail on the head.

5/5 superb.

on Mar. 5 2012 at 2:40 pm
WrittenEmotions PLATINUM, Fairhope, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
The only people who don't get anywhere are the people who don't dream of a better place for themselves...

Oh, my... I- I love this so much! Finally I've found a beautifull piece of work that expresses how I feel when I want to write! No one could've said it better! This is amazing and so beautiful and true... I often lay in bed trying to quiet the words and thoughts and ideas screaming in my head, begging to be put down in my poetry journal, but it's always to no avail. No one can understand a poets mind but another poet, because our minds run deep and when we express ourselves, it's often times not that simple to understand, which is why I love that I have the ability to make someone think and strike emotion in them... Never stop writing! You are simply amazing and this is a going in my favorites most definitely! 5/5 and can you please check out my work and rate and comment when you get the chance? (: I'm going to look at some more of yours, but I'd suggest you just look through all of mine, because they're all pretty popular ^^ THANKS