Writers Lament MAG

June 6, 2016
By L.J.Barnes. GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
L.J.Barnes. GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
15 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
Avoid roasted cabbage, don't eat earwax and look on the bright side of life!
~Angela the Herbalist

My thoughts are an ocean

That I simply cannot fathom

In to words

Sand between my fingers

Sun in my eyes



Then gone with the tide

No matter how hard I try

To express

All these pent up emotions

I end up building sandcastles

That crumple

Never a Michelangelo masterpiece

That withstands the test of time


A notebook gathering dust

A swirl of emotions gone in an instant
And not a single idea to show for it.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jun. 11 2016 at 8:17 pm
ambivalent GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
19 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

The first line bears a stark similarity to a quote from "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green: "My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations." I don't know if you've read it or not, but your poem is lovely. Keep writing!

on Jun. 11 2016 at 11:21 am
kitchen_sink BRONZE, Remsen, New York
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
A kitchen sink to you/ is not a kitchen sink to me/ okay, fren?

AAAH i get this utterly and completely

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