Pencil To Paper

April 29, 2011
By SoccerLover17 BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
SoccerLover17 BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
What doesnt kill you makes you stronger

When females put pencil or pen to paper, people call it poetry, give me a beat for inspiration but don' call what i write a rap.
don't say i'm spitting a rhyme.
cause im just venting my feelings.
pull all of the lights on me to show you that poetry is rap, it is emotion, its not just words that rhyme. what is the difference between a rap and poetry?
a beat.
what is a beat?
a collection of sounds.
Now when i hear that beat
i get words in my head.
Instead of playing games,
I decide to put pencil to paper.
Does that make me different?
I got a little light.
a different light.
let me let it shine.
thoughts run through my mind.
most i don't put down on paper.
but then again its because time wraps its constrictors around me.
it doesn't let me put pencil to paper.
pencil to paper doesn't show emotion.
but word choice might,
give me a minute of your time but don't give me time
show me a smile, show me a frown but don't show me an emotion
give me the beat from "all of the lights" by Kanye West but don't just give me a beat.
because a beat
gives or causes
different ones to different people.
pencil to paper
lets me release thoughts
thoughts constrained by time
some decisions i look back on and regret.
this is one of them.
not letting more thoughts like these
come out
just remember
a female puts down pencil to paper and everyone feels like it should be called poetry
when i put my pencil down to paper dont just call it a rap because i used a beat
as my inspiration
feel me?

The author's comments:
To me, this liberates the guys in this world that can be a tough guy, rough and down and dirty, but still love to show their emotions. Not a lot of guys feel they can show their emotions and still be considered tough. but then when we do write something, people just call it a rap, and i finally got sick of it! so what if some guys write actual poetry, dont change your perception about them. Im an athlete, but i still like showing emotion, i still work hard. Nothing changes, just some guys like to do an extra thing, write their feelings down!

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rawr143678 said...
on Jun. 9 2011 at 5:54 pm
i love this poem(:

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