Poems

July 12, 2012
By SeptemberNinth BRONZE, Park City, Utah
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


I always find it hard
To write poems.

Poems are beautiful
And magical
And free
And make you feel
Something.
Anything.
Happiness,
Sadness,
Terror,
Comfort,
Anything you want.

But what if you feel
Empty?
Like you have
Nothing
To say? And you
Can’t think, so you
Stare
And stare
And stare
At a blank page,
Desperate
For inspiration,
For a muse,
For anything!
And you sit back
And sigh,
Discouraged,
Disheartened.

And you look around
And see
A little yellow flower
In a little glass vase
With sugar in the water
So it can live longer
And you realize...something.
You could write so many poems
About that little yellow flower,
Write so many views
Of that little, yellow flower,
Have so many thoughts
For that little, yellow flower,
That hey...

Maybe poems
Aren’t so hard
After all.


The author's comments:
Sometimes when you write a poem about a problem you're having, it helps you work through it. When I wrote this, it was as if I was watching myself struggle through someone else's eyes. And that someone else just said, "Hey, take a breath, just write it about something. Like...like that flower over there." And I said, "Oh yeah, it's kinda pretty, isn't it?"

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on Jul. 17 2012 at 4:38 pm
nakubara PLATINUM, Belvidere, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Everything you do in life is insignificant, but its important you do it anyway ~Ghandi

<3 I love this!


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