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Only a Life

March 13, 2009
By xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

You say
I am only a teenager
I don't know what I'm writing,
As I pour my soul onto paper.
You critisize
The metaphors I use,
Though you'll never know
The metaphors mean you
You say
I don't have
any experience with life yet,
I should not, and cannot write this
You say
I am only this, I am only that
Never though,
do you say,
I am only yours
You bore me,
And raised me,
Always encouraged me to write...
Just not about this
Not about who I am
Not about who you are.
This poem was not written,
for the right reasons at all
It was written out of spite.
I look up,
And a smile appears
As relief flows to my heart,
Because you are not
And never will be in the audience.
Over the years,
I have not grown closer,
But pulled away from you.
I know who you are
And who you've always been
I will not cling to you,
as you tell me,
I am only
Just go ahead
and finish the statement
I am only a life...
And that life is mine

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This article has 4 comments.

on Aug. 7 2009 at 3:40 pm
eric zuchowski, Dover, New Hampshire
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I think this is a great poem and I plus lots of other people can really relate to what you describe here also you made it deep but not so deep that lesser people could not understand it. Like you said I probably wrote something like this too.

Anjo! SILVER said...
on May. 16 2009 at 1:28 am
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
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OH yeah! another spectacular one!!

on May. 1 2009 at 9:31 pm
project827 GOLD, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Real Revolution Starts At Learning, If You're Not Angry, Then You Are Not Paying Attention" - Tim McIlrath

yes! i love this poem too. I can easily relate to this one. I am and always will be a rebel. keep up the bad work ;)

EdytD SILVER said...
on Apr. 26 2009 at 5:44 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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It seems to me that this is written to a parent. I definitely feel your emotion and can understand what you are trying to say. What I would do would be to add a few metaphors and comparisons, and perhaps some strong imagery to truly convey your emotions. Good job!

I'd love if you take a look at my poetry. Thanks!