I’m a writer; therefore, I lie.

August 25, 2010
By -Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton


Sitting all alone
I think to myself.
Wonder where you are,
where you’ll be,
how you are.
I ask myself all these questions
I should be asking you.
And now I’m writing a poem
on the back of a napkin
with a circular coffee stain.
And I’m making up answers
to my questions
because I’m far too afraid
to get them from you.


The author's comments:
The title is another one of mine that was just floating around. I wrote this poem to fit it.

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-Emie- SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2011 at 5:05 am
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Thank you very much. :)

on Apr. 24 2011 at 9:26 pm
kelsey2097 SILVER, Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
im not a fighter im a lover, but ill fight for what i love

 i feel the same way!

paperflowers said...
on Dec. 3 2010 at 8:40 am
paperflowers, Imaginary, Indiana
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are you still around? (topic in the forums)

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Nov. 23 2010 at 4:37 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Thank you so much. <333

on Nov. 22 2010 at 4:21 pm
Alexandrathepoet PLATINUM, Leesville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
If nothing else, believe in art.
~Unknown

I also adore this title!

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 8:34 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Me too, lol. I think I get what you're saying though and I kind of agree with you.

on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:59 pm
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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yes? oh no that's completely fine. i just happened to like the one that happened to be the title of the poem a bit better than the one that wasn't. and now i'm confused.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:56 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Oh, no no. I mean that when authors create a collection or book of poems the title of the book is often the name of one of the poems. I'm just the kind of person that would come up with something different that wasn't the name of one of the poems.

on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:49 pm
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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oh i don't really mind if the title relates at all to the poems. i just think the one sounds better. to me anyways.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:48 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Thanks a ton. ♥       

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:48 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Thanks so much for your feedback! That's actually one of my goals, so I'm glad you see it that way. <3

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:47 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Yeah. I came up with the title "Me and Lies" before I created this poem (the title did exist though). Normally, collections are named after one of the poems in the collection so it would make more sense. But I'd be the kind of person to avoid doing that kind of thing.

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:46 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Nah. I didn't. One of the reasons the title is called, "I'm a writer; therefore, I lie." I am lying about the narrator/voice actually doing this and the narrator/voice is lying with the answers he/she is creating in his/her "poem". (I actually always imagined the narrator/voice being a man...)

 

If I ever do a visual poetry piece with this I will be taking a napkin, making a circular coffee stain (from the bottom of a mug) and write the poem on it then place it on some sort of table that looks like it'd be at a diner and place a rock or something on it to "hold it down".


on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:45 pm
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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i kinda like that. i think "I'm a writer; therefore, I lie" is better though...

-Emie- SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 7:42 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Thank you very much. I've actually been tossing around the idea of my first "collection" being called 'I'm a writer; therefore, I lie.' after this or the original name, 'Me and Lies'.

on Oct. 8 2010 at 6:57 pm
A.Bekah.Girl GOLD, Menlo Park, California
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this is quite wonderful. i simply adore the title.

paperflowers said...
on Oct. 6 2010 at 10:22 am
paperflowers, Imaginary, Indiana
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*like*

did you actually write it on a napkin? just wondering. I totally get this :) and I love the title.


on Oct. 3 2010 at 5:19 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

i love your writing. it initially seems random but if you think about it, it's really not. more, please! :)

on Sep. 27 2010 at 3:44 pm
.iloveyou. GOLD, Evansville, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
"There are but two certainties in life; death and taxes." Ben Franklin

i love the title. it awsome sauce just like your poem. very real.

on Sep. 21 2010 at 11:32 pm
SamiLynn PLATINUM, Anthem, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"The unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates

total sense actually, took me a couple times, but i got it :D


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