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Written

February 24, 2014
By Rubythegem PLATINUM, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Rubythegem PLATINUM, Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."
-Socrates


Shift the pencil on the paper.
Write a story, a story that could change the world.
A story that gives your life meaning
A story that sells a million copies
A story that takes years to complete

You need to finish it.

And this story, well, it’s nothing like you’ve ever seen.
It will shock, delight, and amaze you.
Critics will rave and give it 5 stars
And even the haters will secretly enjoy it under the covers with an old flashlight.

You just have to finish it first.

This story contains messages, hidden
In layers of simile and metaphor and idiom
And symbols, juxtaposed.
It will use the word “juxtaposed” in a way that makes scholars of literature
See the word in a new way.
This book will have its own language.

You just have to complete it.

So here we are, at the end, a mournful finish for the reader and writer
And, of course, the heroine of the tale.
And it’s not anything like Hollywood
And it’s not any of that “life goes on” stuff
And it’s a unique ending

But don’t let tears splatter the pages
Or you won’t be able to read it again



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on Apr. 22 2014 at 6:27 pm
Rubythegem PLATINUM, Fayetteville, Arkansas
31 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."
-Socrates

Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate the feedback.

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Apr. 22 2014 at 10:43 am
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 392 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Wow this poem is deep. I tend to leave my stories incomplete sometimes, but this poem inspired me to write. This is definitely a piece every writer should read. Nice work

on Feb. 26 2014 at 6:34 pm
Rubythegem PLATINUM, Fayetteville, Arkansas
31 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."
-Socrates

Thanks! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Nitababii_ said...
on Feb. 26 2014 at 11:59 am
Nitababii_, Bethelhem, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never let the things you want make u forget the things u have.

WOWWWWW!!! what can i say this poem is very deep i love it keep up the good work .


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