A Writer's Journey

May 30, 2011
By Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."


*Once upon a time, there lived a dreamer in the woods.*

The journey will be a lonely one
Along an empty road
Through deserted villages
Alone

*The dreamer drew inspiration from trees and plants and flowers.*

Nobody had a say but me
When I decided this
Seemingly a decade ago
Alone

*The wildlife had a mind of its own, ever so pleasing to the dreamer’s wishes.*

Friends were discouraging
Siblings were indifferent
Parents had no say and so I’m
Alone

*On a butterfly’s trail, the dreamer clutched close to his chest an essential toolbox.*

But I longed for the peace
And for the quiet
Where nobody could haunt me
Alone

*This toolbox was all he needed to survive a world with no people—his imagination.*

Mine ran wild like fire
On dried wood
But I carried on anyway
Alone

*Then the dreamer caught the scene, and his satisfaction grew to overbearing joy.*

How lucky one could be
Even when inside an
Imagined story of mine
Alone.


The author's comments:
I'm not the best at poetry, but I found that this was the best way to say what I wanted to say. I know it's not true all the time, but sometimes us writers feel this. At least, I do. Enjoy it. I hope it's relatable. And, by the way, the sentences with the *...* are supposed to be in italics.

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on Sep. 4 2011 at 11:51 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

Ah, I see. TI is kind of annoying like that. You'd think that since it is a writing site, you be able to put quotes, italicize, underline,etc! oh well! Gotcha! I liked this poem a lot. By putting this reply, you made me read the poem again! lol

on Sep. 4 2011 at 11:49 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I would have preferred those parts to be italicized, but I see what you mean. Thanks:)

on Sep. 4 2011 at 11:45 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Oh, the part between the stars were to indicate the parts I wanted italicized. :)

on Sep. 4 2011 at 6:44 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Pretty good job! I feel like youre being really honest. One suggestion, I'd much prefer "quotes" to the *asterisks*. I think it makes it feel more poignant, more grown up.

on Sep. 4 2011 at 6:07 pm
Kev-Girl SILVER, Plymouth, Indiana
5 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is a maybe. Death is for sure. Sin is the cause. Christ is the cure. :)

Love is the breath of God, and prayer is the melody that makes it sing.

If you cant annoy someone, there's no point in writing.

Love is overrated, marry for money.

wow! I have never seen anyone write in this way! I found it very unique! I like it! good job!

on Sep. 4 2011 at 5:53 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

very cool. It is written in a unique which is always a good thing. However, I don't really like the stars there. I don't know what they are there for, but they are a tad bit unecesssary. BUT that would be my ONLY thing to change, I want you to understand that is a small thing. I really enjoyed this poem. It was very nice and, yes, relateable!

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on Sep. 4 2011 at 12:04 pm
OceanFey GOLD, North Potomac, Maryland
12 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. - Confucius

definitely interesting! I love the * at the beginning. :D

lol we have the same picture for the poem...


on Aug. 24 2011 at 9:32 pm
dancemaniac GOLD, Mansfield, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 20 comments
great poem! Its different and i like that! and very well written(:

on Aug. 21 2011 at 9:39 pm
BetweenWorks SILVER, Charlotte, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
The meaning of life is a question that you have already answered.

This is one of my favorite poems I've read in a while. Good job!

Saysh PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 12:37 pm
Saysh PLATINUM, Brentwood, California
31 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

great poem! i loved this!!!

on Aug. 7 2011 at 10:19 pm
TheCoffeeKitten BRONZE, Saugatuck, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 32 comments
This is really quite good! I'm not usually one for poetry because I can't always relate, or some people write it in such a purple-prosey kind of way that I can't always  understand, but this was beautiful! The wording and the imagary was fantastic. Keep writing--I'd love to see where you go. Cheers!
~CK

on Jul. 30 2011 at 4:01 pm
sweetly_broken GOLD, Garner, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 158 comments

Favorite Quote:
We never know how big we are until we are asked to rise.

This is very good. It may not be the absolute most poetic thing in the world but it's so unique and creative with the formatting, and I can see exactly where you're coming from.

firenrain GOLD said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 9:44 am
firenrain GOLD, Belle Mead, New Jersey
10 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."

- Cicero

Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC)

love the intresting format with the stars and everything. it was different. unlike what you said, i thought your poetry was very good. dont underestimate yourself lol :)

on Jul. 20 2011 at 11:10 am
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

I liked this, nice job!

Check out my poem 'Change'? Thanks!


on Jul. 18 2011 at 11:44 pm
whitstar27 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
when life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then step back and let the world wonder how you did it
and
when life gives you lemon, throw them back at life

I liked this. I also enjoyed the format.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 1:21 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
oh wait, now I get it! Yay! This is great. (^_^)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 1:21 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
This is really well-written and thought-provoking, but the whole writer's journey part isn't really clear.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 7:28 pm
AllysonMarie GOLD, Gardner, Massachusetts
12 articles 25 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend.”

Amazing! I love reading poetry about poetry,art,music or writing!

on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:16 am
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

This is definitely relatable.  I can't find any mistakes in it either, so god job!  The flow is good and I liked how the story progressed in the aestrisks.  Excellent work!

on Jul. 10 2011 at 5:22 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

I might agree when you said you s.u.c.k at poetry. But this is all the more a creative way. :)


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