i am an oxymoron.

August 8, 2010
By maggiebar1 GOLD, Valparaiso, Indiana
maggiebar1 GOLD, Valparaiso, Indiana
12 articles 1 photo 49 comments

i am an oxymoron.
i’m the failure of an achieving man.
i’m the sibling to a hero,
a daughter of a visionary.
i’m thought to be great too,
but I’m not.
i’ve done nothing to be able to accept a Nobel prize.
i’m air under pressure,
i’m about to explode.
i’m about to come alive.
i know,
my life won’t make you happy.
but I also know,
beneath all that achieving,
heroism,
visionary,
you’re not so happy.
you can pose


smile


make believe




act
but sooner or later everyone will see you fall apart.
then you will realize, we are not so
different.
we are both oxymorons.
but really,
i’ve been happy all along.


The author's comments:
This poem is definitely not about me. I was just thinking about why do people always think so called "failures" have such unhappy lives? They may have really happy lives, and if that's the case, is their happiness really all that matters?

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 5 comments.


Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Oct. 11 2010 at 4:00 pm
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
17 articles 0 photos 184 comments

haha. Nicely put :p

if you believe you can achieve. Good luck with it :)

You've got talent, and i think you'll make it :)


on Oct. 9 2010 at 11:20 am
maggiebar1 GOLD, Valparaiso, Indiana
12 articles 1 photo 49 comments
thanks! i really hope i am.... i got this invitation to compete in this contest for 30,000$ scholarship for this really cool school that focuses on creative writing... i really want to go there! but i have to create a portfolio that will impress them. I hope I can write to impress!

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 8:39 am
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
17 articles 0 photos 184 comments
haha well it shows, their amazing :D Your others are pretty good to, you've got talent :)

on Oct. 8 2010 at 6:12 am
maggiebar1 GOLD, Valparaiso, Indiana
12 articles 1 photo 49 comments
thank you so much! yes the house of botttles and this one were definitely two of mine that i put a lot of thought into... they are the ones that question life the most

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 8:16 pm
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
17 articles 0 photos 184 comments

I absoloutly LOVE your poems!!! I've read the ones you've posted up and i would really appreciate if you looked at some of my stuff sometime.

The house of glass and this one are my favoriates in your work so far. You sort of twist it in the end which makes it really good :D



SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!