May 4, 2012
By xMusicallyAd3ptx BRONZE, Geneva, Illinois
xMusicallyAd3ptx BRONZE, Geneva, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness." -Friedrich Nietzsche

I am enduring
the poet’s hell,
as I attempt to construct verse
in the unattainable form
of Wordsworth.

It’s laughable really:
How time and again
I suppose my work
is like that (even a smidgeon)
of Poe’s.

“Your voice!” my mind shouts.
“You must find your voice!”
But my true voice is lost
in the brilliant sea
of the Great Lyricists.

Tennyson, Blake, Angelou;
I’ve tried them all,
like sampling every flavor
in a creative ice cream shop.
How sad.

But one day, I will
wake up and there
will be my voice. My true voice.
Ringing loud, clear, and sarcastically
in my head:

“Find a different passion!”

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece based on feelings that came about after I my poetry had been reviewed by a professional. He had told me to find my voice. And this is what came out of it.

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butterfly123 said...
on Jun. 7 2012 at 12:08 pm
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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me too!i guess, you found your voice without really looking for it. the poem is very true to its concept.great work and keep writing :D

on May. 28 2012 at 11:04 pm
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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wow good job! i liked it alot :)

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