Penmanship MAG

July 10, 2012
By SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
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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


The author's comments:
This poem is a reflection on my experiance in school and writing.

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Sonder said...
on May. 4 2014 at 1:37 pm
Sonder, Wattpad, Other
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.."Even ugly doors may lead to a beautiful room..." Utterly Amazing!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Jul. 29 2012 at 12:20 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

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

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


on Jul. 16 2012 at 1:47 am
Ali_Consinopile BRONZE, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
If we are born to die and we all die to live.. Then whats the point of living life if it just contradicts?

-Ronnie Radlke

email me?

 


on Jul. 13 2012 at 3:14 pm
ZatarraGoes BRONZE, Lisbon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determine's who you are." -Mewtwo

Nice.

Congrats on the editors choice.

 


on Jul. 13 2012 at 3:08 pm
SilverStratavare SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Sure Sounds Good

on Jul. 13 2012 at 3:07 pm
Ali_Consinopile BRONZE, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
If we are born to die and we all die to live.. Then whats the point of living life if it just contradicts?

-Ronnie Radlke

Good job(: im really proud. Do you mind if I show this to my friend Patrick to Read?

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

on Jul. 13 2012 at 1:09 pm
it's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooood

on Jul. 13 2012 at 1:07 pm
SeptemberNinth BRONZE, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people would want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste." -Margo Roth Spiegelman, Paper Towns by John Green

Glorious.  :)  

- Violet Niting


on Jul. 13 2012 at 1:04 pm
MissSmartyPants, Draper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"I love peanut butter" -James Abram Garfield

this is abby.  Good job on getting it on Editor's choice! Good luck on future stuff.

GeeGi BRONZE said...
on Jul. 13 2012 at 1:03 pm
GeeGi BRONZE, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
“Being crazy isn't enough.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
― Dr. Seuss

Beautiful!

on Jul. 13 2012 at 1:02 pm
ShadowWolfstorm BRONZE, Salt Lake City, Utah
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GREAT JOB SilverStratavare I really love this poem!!!




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