anna MAG

December 6, 2009
By coldnightswarmfights SILVER, Dripping Springs, Texas
coldnightswarmfights SILVER, Dripping Springs, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Priest: I don't want to hear it. No more horror stories.
Commoner: They are common stories these days. I even heard that the demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.


You named me anna.
i will write it on letters, on tests, on not yet solidified concrete,
and it will be on my gravestone, birth certificate, and college diploma.
it will be on the lips of friends, neighbors, family, lovers, and strangers,
perhaps if my dreams are large enough, it will be on the lips of prime ministers or
pop stars, or biographers, or a news reporter or two.
it will never spill from your lips, you'll never form the simple syllable,
never say
anna, clean up your room.
or
anna, why aren't you listening to me?
or
anna, i'm so proud of you.
to the rest of the world, i'm just four letters, two syllables, a palindrome.
but to you
i wonder if i'm anything
if you remember
if you cried
when you signed those papers.
and if you wonder whether i'm still anna
or if i'm betsy, or caroline, or sara?
if you wonder if i have your smile
or your teenage lover's?
whether i have sandy brown curls
or your mother's straight, dark, silk?
if i speak english,
or french,
or spanish,
or perhaps i speak portuguese?
have i ever felt the cold snows of russia on my pale skin?
or the scorching heat of mexico on my summer tan?
am i happy? well-fed? sad?
do i like dogs, or am i more of a cat person?
to the rest of the world i'm anna.
to me, i'm anna.
to you, i'm a
Mistake.



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jenna-e said...
on Jul. 25 2011 at 12:19 am
jenna-e, Fremont, California
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I love this poem. :) It's beautiful and so well-written.  

on May. 17 2011 at 8:57 pm
Highbarfreak87 SILVER, Indian Hills, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"There is no tomorrow, so do it today"

This is an amazing poem, keep writing because your definitely good at it. :)

on Jun. 10 2010 at 4:24 pm
daffodilsNblueskies SILVER, Clayton, North Carolina
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this is beautiful :)

ird13 GOLD said...
on May. 19 2010 at 11:22 am
ird13 GOLD, Beachwood, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
1. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
2. You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
3. You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.

Aww thanks...I wished I liked it more :/

on Apr. 29 2010 at 6:15 pm
coldnightswarmfights SILVER, Dripping Springs, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Priest: I don't want to hear it. No more horror stories.
Commoner: They are common stories these days. I even heard that the demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.

Thank you! It really makes me happy that you put effort into finding my writing. Also, I love your name. I've always wanted to be named Dani.

ird13 GOLD said...
on Apr. 29 2010 at 9:47 am
ird13 GOLD, Beachwood, Ohio
12 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
1. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
2. You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
3. You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.

Wow this is intense. I love the style and the format of it. I actually read it in the magazine and then looked it up online to bookmark it :D <3

Jake said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 8:57 pm
DEEP! this is great. it actually got me right here! (points to heart)

on Mar. 28 2010 at 5:12 pm
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
<3

i love this poem. it needs to be read by more people. it definately needs to be published. anna... what a name.

on Mar. 28 2010 at 11:45 am
bogmouth.1994 BRONZE, Montgomery, Texas
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i loved it and i almost cryied u should publish it

on Mar. 27 2010 at 4:11 pm
blackamethyst GOLD, Centerville, Ohio
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Wow. Really impactful. Keep writing

inspir3d GOLD said...
on Mar. 27 2010 at 1:16 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

i completely agree. this is fantastic, and its honesty is..new, fresh. check out my work? :)

on Mar. 18 2010 at 12:29 pm
jules16 PLATINUM, Fredericksburg, Virginia
32 articles 5 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
" if your living, but do not act as one should when they are alive, then you are simply dead inside, and filling in empty space. So take risks, be reckless, the world will scorn you anyways so why not it be by your own causing "

This is a reallyy good poem. Its really honest, and put together beautifully. How is this not published?

Bex24 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 6 2010 at 9:13 pm
Bex24 BRONZE, Toronto, Other
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Beautiful. I love it. Definitely needs to be published.




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