Ode to Notebook MAG

November 15, 2009
By Dewdrop BRONZE, Maplewood, New Jersey
Dewdrop BRONZE, Maplewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. --Dr. Seuss


You hoard mistakes,
you suck up
ink greedily
stealing words
into your never-ending
pages.
You cherish
scribbled thoughts,
raw and real.
You covet
doodles
that aren't so
meaningless.
You feed off
the stretching of
your spine,
the quick rustle
of pages
the drag of a
bookmark
being removed.

You are a desert
and the pen is
the serpent
slithering and
hissing over
you.
You are a sponge,
sucking up whatever
touches you.
You are a canvas,
transforming
as the paint slicks
over your surface
becoming the
artist
and not quite you
anymore.

You are reliable.
As soon as those pages
whisper closed,
as soon as you hear
the crisp
“snap”
of the cover,
you can be
counted on
never to
betray the
writing on
your pages.
It's not your
fault
if someone else
comes along
and dusts you off.
It's not your fault
if maybe, you
enjoy it
a little.

After all,
you've been lonely.



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Dewdrop BRONZE said...
on Apr. 29 2010 at 6:24 pm
Dewdrop BRONZE, Maplewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. --Dr. Seuss

Awh, Roberta!! Thank ya. Here's the deal: if you submit that one about the candy shop, I'll submit another one.

rlee said...
on Apr. 29 2010 at 6:22 pm

Aww, Dew, Dew, this was so sweet! Can I request more from you?

---Roberta


on Apr. 29 2010 at 3:25 pm
Inflatable_Corn SILVER, Odessa, Florida
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Very nice poem!

Dewdrop BRONZE said...
on Apr. 20 2010 at 12:27 pm
Dewdrop BRONZE, Maplewood, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. --Dr. Seuss

You're right, as soon as I put it up I realized I should have taken those two out. :/ But thank you!!

Lemonpeel said...
on Apr. 19 2010 at 8:26 am
Lemonpeel, Singapore, Other
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i think this poem was really expressive, and you could go without the last two lines because a. it leaves a dramatic ending, with food for thought and b. the last two lines are redundant. I get that already. but its a good poem otherwise.


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