Why I Write MAG

September 30, 2008
By Emily Marsteller, NW Washington, DC

I write to create
In the world’s massive novel
A page of my own


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem to express my passion for writing. Writing is my way to have my voice heard.

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on Jul. 13 2011 at 6:22 am
CharBubble BRONZE, Verona, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Research tells us 14 out of 10 individuals likes chocolate." -Sandra Boynton

I agree! This poem was whirling through my mind all day.

on Jul. 11 2011 at 11:28 pm
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Wow. The simplicity of the symbolism here is so beautiful. I'm astounded. This is amazing. 

on Jul. 5 2011 at 1:07 pm
Dancer26 SILVER, Concord, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder."
- Al Bernstein

"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite."
-George Bancroft

I will, please check out mine as well. 

on Jul. 5 2011 at 11:38 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

it really shows your passion, and reflects mine! love it!

see my poem too!


on Jul. 4 2011 at 11:35 pm
Dancer26 SILVER, Concord, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder."
- Al Bernstein

"Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite."
-George Bancroft

This was great, I loved it. You did a great job. Please check out my work. 

♥ Dancer26


on Jul. 4 2011 at 9:02 pm
Vacilator BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
4 articles 2 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
No cup of tea is large enough, or book long enough, to suit me.
-C.S. Lewis

totally and 100% agreed

on Jul. 4 2011 at 9:01 pm
Vacilator BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
4 articles 2 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
No cup of tea is large enough, or book long enough, to suit me.
-C.S. Lewis

One word for this: YES!  Totally describes why anyone would want to write =)

Please visit my work, too =)


on Jul. 4 2011 at 12:37 pm
TheCylceGoesRound PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
24 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.

Funny, my name is Emily M, too. (:
This is a great piece, I absolutely love haikus. 

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on Jul. 4 2011 at 1:49 am
IamRevy BRONZE, State Of Mind, Other
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trying to please the world is a self-made curse"

Lovely! Every passionate writers words

on Jun. 12 2011 at 4:36 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

So true and inspiring. You are amazing!

on Jun. 12 2011 at 3:34 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.
W.W.J.D.

There is no better way to express the passion of a true writer.

on Jun. 2 2011 at 11:32 pm
raindropsondaisies SILVER, Peyton, Colorado
7 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you look back you will not regret what you did do; you will regret what you did not do."

You inspire me.

Bravo!


on May. 22 2011 at 1:40 pm
graciemurr BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.

This is really really good! Keep writing! It was a beautiful poem :)

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on May. 21 2011 at 7:27 pm
lmd_4994 GOLD, Union Grove, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"May you live every day of your life" - Jonathan Swift

Totally awesome!!

on May. 21 2011 at 9:10 am
missscribbles SILVER, Paris, Other
6 articles 0 photos 25 comments
Wiser words were never spoken.

on May. 20 2011 at 10:35 am
AshleighEmily BRONZE, Newport, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Hula Teacher: Lilo, why are you all wet?
Lilo: It's sandwich day. Every Thursday I take Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich...
Hula Teacher: "Pudge" is a fish?
Lilo: And today we were out of peanut butter. So I asked my sister what to give him, and she said "a tuna sandwich". I can't give Pudge tuna!
[whispering]
Lilo: Do you know what tuna *is*?
Hula Teacher: Fish?
Lilo: [hysterical] It's fish! If I give Pudge tuna, I'd be an abomination! I'm late because I had to go to the store and get peanut butter 'cause all we have is... is... stinkin' tuna!
Hula Teacher: Lilo, Lilo, why is this so important to you?
Lilo: [calm] Pudge controls the weather.

This is perfect and is how I think. Love this.

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on May. 19 2011 at 9:05 pm
reblep GOLD, Chester, Connecticut
11 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
the sun through my window, warming my skin...

i just love this. 

on May. 5 2011 at 6:20 pm
whateverjuliet BRONZE, Miami, Florida
3 articles 3 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
true love never dies,it only gets stronger with time.

 love this haiku so much, definetly one of my favorites i have ever read! the words are so simple yet so inspirational!

on Apr. 29 2011 at 2:53 pm
Squitchy96 SILVER, Mmuskogee, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Carpe Dium.

such simple words to say, yet they're so difficult to actually acomlish.

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on Apr. 29 2011 at 10:39 am
lala543 BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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I love this poem sooo much!! it says so much in such little words which is a great thing:)




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