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Inadequate MAG

April 11, 2014
By AGDDavy SILVER, Tamarac, Florida
AGDDavy SILVER, Tamarac, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If you believe that your dream already came true, it is easier to achieve it and harder not to make it happen."
-A.G.D. (Me)

How do I start?
Difficulty surpasses lips
Nothing to say
While others have plenty
My keyboard, paper and pencil
Have more of a mouth than my own
There is no sky in my mind;
My limits are marked by emotions

How do I start?
Lost for words even in the midst of the known
My life is marked by taciturn body language
It is not easy to show efficacy
In a battle on foreign territory

How do I start?
In the atmosphere of prodigies
With lips that know not the meaning of “párate”
With quicksand as my timer
And only a tattered rope to pull myself out

I am not the same as my socially built
Yet I suppose I should have known that ….

Though I wish it wasn't true

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jan. 14 2015 at 10:38 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

An anthem of introverted and socially awkward, if not the anthem. Your wording is sublime. I thought of the word "taciturn" as I began, and sure enough there it was blinking at me once I reached that line. The emotion is delicate as well. It's not overwhelming, but anxious in a self-conscious mode. I love the repetition of the line "How do I start?": it added substance to entire poem. This is just me: I feel somewhat torn about the last line. I'm deliberating whether or not it is essential. But again, that's me. Congrats on the publication of this poem. Well deserved.