Lamentations from the YA Section at Barnes and Noble MAG

July 6, 2010
By NotAnotherTeenWriter BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NotAnotherTeenWriter BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted."


It smells like Teen Spirit that's just gone rotten
They churn out these pages, but something's forgotten.
The words are all there, but they omit the plot and
Any notion of theme, executed, gunshot.

Bloodsucking heartthrobs, at the head of the craze,
End my vain attempts of escaping this maze.
Trashy paperbacks put me in a daze,
Twilight-vision goggles would see through the haze.

So pack it in, Holden, no more catching in rye.
The cause was worthy, the fight worth a try.
But now it seems worthless, so kiss it good-bye,
Your time is at hand, now just let it die.

The author's comments:
This is basically what I think about every time i walk through Barnes and Noble, and I had to get it down on paper.

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on Mar. 1 2013 at 11:41 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh my Gosh, that is so relatable, I mean just yesterday I was fiercly exclaiming to my friend how the bookshops were giving more are to the rotten stuff..(well no offense to them)...anyway.. Your poem absolutely captures it all...AMazing. WOW. This is definitely going into my favs! Congratulations for making the magazine!

on Aug. 26 2011 at 9:37 pm
yousaypotato... SILVER, Peacedale, Rhode Island
9 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A good friend will bail you out of jail. But a best friend will be sitting right there with you saying 'Dang, we really screwed up this time.'"

darn! I thought i came up with the cleverist username.... haha. your poems really realistic!!! i hate those vampire gothic melodramatic YA books. lol

on Apr. 18 2011 at 7:56 pm
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

I love this soooooo muchh! And I love Catcher in the Rye. I also love To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Great Gatsby, etc. I wish those were still in the YA section.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 2:10 pm
BlackMoonWhiteSky PLATINUM, Cedar Park, Texas
44 articles 3 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thus is life, live it, or die trying!

This is awesome, and I completely agree with what you're saying.


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