Sages and Commoners

September 14, 2012
By san1996 BRONZE, Ridgewood, New Jersey
san1996 BRONZE, Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. Yes, in the end, it’s all a question of balance."
-Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance.

Simple is not nearly enough,
Exquisite words we write on love.

Never etch a single letter,
Without feeling like someone could do it better.

We strive for perfection in every line,
We polish and coat our writings until they’re fine.

An endless journey to get words on a page;
Have we forgotten that the commoner
Writes as well as the sage?

The author's comments:
Why do amateurs sound pretentious? Because we're told from a young age to write in a certain way and to impress a certain audience. But the common man has words in him too. You don't need to sound a certain way to be a good writer. You just need to realize you have material.

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