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my writing often meets critiques
but not for content or theme
but for a gargoyle-like appearance

people glance with disgust
not noticing its true meaning
but writing is not about letters or words
but about what lies behind them

words are doors
leading to a meaning or picture
even ugly doors may lead to a beautiful room

my letters might lead to a rainbow
or a sunset
or stars bursting into supernova the whole universe looking on in wonder
but the letters might look like deformed unmentionables clinging to life

children form squiggles on paper and use them to recall stories
untrained eyes see not a single letter
but these little Homers may use them to reveal the most magnificent adventures
an idiot may say they have written nothing
for he cannot see the doors

fortunately though if you are reading this
it has been typed out for a final draft
allowing me to hide behind these uniform impersonal letters
not truly exposing myself

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The_ClockThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 4 at 1:37 pm:
.."Even ugly doors may lead to a beautiful room..." Utterly Amazing!
 
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sbetsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm:

Great. I enjoyed reading this. Good job on the editor's choice.

Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

 
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driftwoodwriter said...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm:

Nice.

Congrats on the editors choice.

 

 
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Ali_Consinopile said...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm:
Good job(: im really proud. Do you mind if I show this to my friend Patrick to Read?
 
SilverStratavare This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm :
Sure Sounds Good
 
Ali_Consinopile replied...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:47 am :

email me?

 

 
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Jason Leaf said...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm:
Great job I started to cry. This is a man of great art.
 
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zebra99 said...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm:

Glorious.  :)  

- Violet Niting

 
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Epiclyawesome said...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm:
Beautiful!
 
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ShadowWolfstorm said...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm:
GREAT JOB SilverStratavare I really love this poem!!!
 
MissSmartyPants replied...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm :
this is abby.  Good job on getting it on Editor's choice! Good luck on future stuff.
 
Hungrymcmuffin replied...
Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm :
it's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooood
 
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