Melancholy Muse This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

May 21, 2015
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They say that the best writers are sad
They say that melancholy fuels art
That tears ink the best poetry
That gloom has unabashed beauty
I can’t find myself in stories of sadness
I don’t cry sweet sounds of prose
Or have scars of a faded past.
I write for the blank sides
At the edges of words.
I write for freedom and joy
I write for the sake of storytelling
And for the gaps between stories
For soft light and tulips.
I write for the hope that someday
Young people will not need to look
for sadness
To fuel creativity.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Masterself said...
Jun. 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm
I love this! This really just stuck with me! I love your style and the message. Can you check out my poem "She Cuts" ? It would mean soooooo much! Thanks! TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/790153/She-Cuts/
 
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