The Small Things “R” MAG

March 28, 2010
By ecrire BRONZE, Benicia, California
ecrire BRONZE, Benicia, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Everybody must have a fantasy" - Andy Warhol
"You have to be willing to get happy about nothing" - Andy Warhol
"Art is what you can get away with" - Andy Warhol


What would we do without the “R”?
New Englanders would wash,
Instead of warsh.
Pirates would say “Qqqq,”
Instead of “Rrrr.”

Friends would be Fiends,
But Enemies would have no Revenge.
And badliest of all,
'Cause worst has an “r,”
We would have Poety,
Instead of Poetry.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem to include in a book of poetry, which we were assigned to create in english class. This book was to include a letter to the reader, 10 of your favorite poems and a reflection on each, a creative cover, and two original poems.

At the beginning of this project, I got very excited about putting my creativity to the test. After spending many hours creating the cover, I finally laid the last piece of packaging tape over the top as lamination. And what did I realize moments after? My “Poetry” book was missing an “r”. This was the motivation “The Small Things ‘R’”. In the handout describing this assignment, it says, “Embrace each decision you make”. I have learned from this project how to not only embrace my decisions, but also my mistakes.

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Rubea BRONZE said...
on Nov. 26 2010 at 10:03 am
Rubea BRONZE, SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Michigan
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Without the pen the white tree remains a template without use, and it becomes barren.

I LOVE this!! I really appreciate the line "Friends would be Fiends,But Enemies would have no Revenge." You have serious rhetorical prowess. 

on Nov. 10 2010 at 1:40 pm
SMWells PLATINUM, Carlisle, South Carolina
22 articles 0 photos 294 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some truths best left unspoken.

Well, you sertenly have a nack for making somthing of nothing!

HannahBanana said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 11:08 am
i eally eally like this poem it  makes you think of what would poety be like with out a letter.

on Nov. 3 2010 at 4:17 pm
livingmylife4512 SILVER, Pleasant Plains, Illinois
6 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Any lyric by The Maine or Never Shout Never
"I am I, you are you, we are we, we could live in such harmony"

I really, really, really like this! It's really creative. If I was your teacher, I would give you extra points (: Good job!

on Nov. 2 2010 at 6:08 pm
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
24 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor

I love this! So creative. :) I hope you got a good grade on the assignment! <3




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