Overshadowed | Teen Ink


January 1, 2010
By abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." - T.S. Eliot

hide this?
hide such bare, sincere, -pure-
hide poetry,
the essence of sagacity?
I won't!
it's wrong, disgraceful,
and everything in between-
and from what I've seen-

it happens.

The author's comments:
On one's info page, it shows your submissions, and if you have over a certain amount, it says "Hide This." I thought this was symbolic of the tragically too many poems-on TI and elsewhere- that for whatever reason never face the crowd.
By the way, sagacity means "being very aware". I saw it in a few Emily Dickinson poems, and liked it. Being an old word though, I thought I'd define it here.

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on Jan. 30 2010 at 6:06 pm
pyropoet DIAMOND, Zimmerman, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
You are NEVER alone in your troubles - there is someone who is always willing to lend a hand or a shoulder to you.
-L. Kimpton

i agree with you - it is incredibly sad that websites only show a certain amount of the writer's works; to me, it's criminal. people should be able to view every piece that someone has written so as they (the writer) can get more exposure.

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