Motivating Smiles

August 8, 2010
By Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”


Behind my smile lies the truth,
of a girl who's made her glory.
A never ending battle with a man
who shows his fury.

She tries to climb the latter,
but he pulls her down
where it's darker.
Holding her back an angel comes,
and shows her a way that's faster.

She sees the light from her smile,
decides that he can't stop her.
The angels' healing words,
has made her much more stronger.
Now she knows; to get past the disaster,
she must travel in numbers.


The author's comments:
This was my first poem.

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. said...
on Sep. 14 2010 at 8:14 pm
Muchas gracias!! Same to you, too. :)

on Sep. 14 2010 at 3:20 pm
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

absolutely, if you ever have any questions I'd be more then happy to try to answer them. Good luck! :)

. said...
on Sep. 13 2010 at 9:18 pm
lol...that's ok.

. said...
on Sep. 13 2010 at 9:17 pm
thank you for shoaring those thoughts/ideas with me. :)

on Sep. 12 2010 at 10:50 am
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Wow; 40 poems. I'm sorry I didn't catch my mistake sooner.

on Sep. 12 2010 at 10:48 am
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Poetry isn't something that can be forced. For me the first one I had to think of something to write about, that I felt strongly about. It's hard to tell in this poem but it's actually about my life, and my stuggle with my dad. Because when I think of my life I think of him and how hard it's been to try to succeed. But when I thought about it I also thought about how much help I've had getting there. The best advice I can give is to pick a topic that you feel very strongly about and know a lot about, life is always a good one obviously because it's your life. once you have that for me I started writing about little things. Like when I would get into an argument with my dad and it aroused thoughts about why he doesn't understand I wrote about it. Since the thoughts were so miniscule so were the poems. Once you start gathering stronger thoughts the poems should get longer as well.

. said...
on Sep. 11 2010 at 8:26 pm
That is what i want tos tart doing-write poetry. hard to know where to start though. any suggestions?

on Sep. 10 2010 at 4:51 am
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

When I first started I thought I needed like this catchy first line to build off of. When I started this one it was "behind my eyes lies the truth" I really like that, but poetry isn't about just rhyming; it's about the words behind the great sound. It was hard at first because I had trouble with coming up with that first line. But as the emotion ran bigger within me to write I found that I don't need a catchy line at all. The rhyming held me back at first tis why they're so short. after I had wrote a few they started getting more detailed and less consistant with a straight forward rhyming pattern. While I still try to rhyme my poems I forcus more on the words now. Sometimes I'll get tricked up, but the great thing about poetry is they don't have to rhyme! this makes it easier to write about anything. I have one about the HSPA believe it or not. Once the first one is out and you know you can do it, it's all the matter of doing it more so you can get better. The poems I write now are typed, and the margins are all .5 because I run out of space. I write with a 4x4 scheame (4lines, 4 stanzas.) Anyone can write poetry, it's just a matter of getting it out of you.

. said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 8:53 pm
In what way(s) was/were it easier for you?

on Sep. 9 2010 at 4:30 am
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Hahha thanks (: I have over I think like 4 poems, and most of them are a full page typed 4x4 (4 lines, 4 stanzas) some of my other ones are up if you'd like to see them, the rest are in the fourms.

. said...
on Sep. 8 2010 at 8:04 pm
wow!!!!!!!!!

on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:58 pm
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

* better I have become, this was almost a year ago (:

. said...
on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:10 pm
Well, keep it up. The more practice, the better you will become.

on Sep. 2 2010 at 9:19 pm
Meganchristine BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can do no wrong in the eyes of a follower"

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Thanks so much, when I wrote this I thought it was soo hard. I was really proud of it through. After this one it got a lot easier.

. said...
on Sep. 2 2010 at 5:47 pm
For our 1st poem, this is wonderful! excellent job.


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