Dear Words

I wish I could be more to you, dear words-
You who stem from my imagination so young in it's life.
Once, you gave me a thriving yet quite false confidence.
I adorned every line with valiance,
prideful was I with each stroke.
Stepping back now and again to drink in your brilliance
as any artist might.
Now, dear words, you bring both fear and excitement.
A thrilling sort of sense, really.
How I still love you!
Yes, I still love you.
Bur our future together remains and uncertain patch of thorns.
I need you as one might a drug,
or food,
be it addiction or instinct
I know not.
Precisely the issue I suppose.
I know not enough of you, dear words,
for you and I to be taken seriously.





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chipsandguacamollie said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm
This personification made me smile :)  I think it's a really interesting way to portray writing; very original.  Some of the breaks are a little awkward, and I'd suggest reading it out loud to get a better feel for where it naturally breaks, but really, I don't have much to criticize!  This was great!
 
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Haha...thanks for the typo alerts! they weren't too confusing though. this is a really good poem! my favorite lines are "how i still love you, yes i still love you." they were very moving and they really captured the meaning of this poem.

check out some of my work, too if you'd like. great job on this! keep writing!!(:

 
Katie_Grey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

***(typo alert)***

Bur=But

 
Katie_Grey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

***(typo alert 2)***

and=an

 
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