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I opened a book to pull the words out.
I will admit that I never have and never will
understand the meaning, or the use of a definition.
How can a book define
Interpretation?
Who decides?
Are they worth the pages,
worth the ink?
Between the covers - is it all worth the time?
I want,
I need
simplicity.
I make up the meanings
and I define everything happening to me -
everything around me.
I interpret.
You said you never have and never would understand
and I think
I like it that way.
I closed the book when I heard my pen start scratching.
Some things you must make up for yourself.
Some things must be kept secret.


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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mindless_dreaming said...
Jun. 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

wow i really like this!!!

 

 
RhythmAndRhyme said...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 9:24 am
Such a different, new, insightful poem! This is really good! :3
 
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