My Life in Pages

July 27, 2011
By MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes


All I ever wanted was to see my life in pages.
Yet I am frightened.
I feel the soft red velvet of a concealing stage curtain.
I scream the words I long for you to hear, yet I remain hidden.
The spotlight searches for the voice.
My voice.
Do I want to be seen?
Is there even an audience?
I want to be remembered.
I want my name, my words, my thoughts, my dreams, my hopes, my wishes, my fears,
On paper.
In books.
On shelves.
In memories.
I want to be heard.
To be seen.
I see the audience waiting.
Should I step into the spotlight?
Shall I pour everything I am into my writing for you to judge?
Will you like me?
Will you hear me?
Would you listen?
The spotlight searches the darkness,
the audience awaits.
I am stepping out from this soft red velvet curtain and into the spotlight.
This fear is overpowering.
The audience is smiling.
'Go on' they urge, 'We'll give you a chance. We'll listen. Give us everything and we'll remember you. Prepare to see your life in pages.'


The author's comments:
I honestly didn't take hours on this poem like I so often do with everything I write... I really just typed word after word, never stopping, slowing down, or going back to fix anything besides the title. Maybe that's why it's my favorite.

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on Aug. 16 2011 at 8:50 pm
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
11 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

Sure. And thank you :)

on Aug. 16 2011 at 8:27 am
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Very nice poem, your message is very interesting and thought provoking. The only thing you might want to work on is that some lines have so many words. Sometimes, less is more :) Can you please look at some of my work, rate, and tell me what you think? (Especially "Time")

on Jul. 29 2011 at 2:49 pm
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
11 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

Thank you so much :)

wasps said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 2:10 pm
wasps, Other
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Again . . . . . speechless . . .


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