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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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The_Number_Five said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm
This is great! It runs very fluidly and sounds amazing! Could you comment on some of my work? Thanks :)
 
Like*Whoa!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 8:09 pm
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!
<3
 
Hay_Wire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm
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.
 
erika E. said...
Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm
this is really good!
 
velocityoftime said...
Jun. 9, 2009 at 12:07 am
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.
 
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