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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 May. 10 2010 at 5:03 pm
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

Wow what a great way to express how you feel(and how i feel strangly). Awesome job

on May. 4 2010 at 9:55 am
Live4Writing BRONZE, Bethel, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
When nothing goes right... go left. :)

This is really short, but I love it! It really does say it all.

on Apr. 25 2010 at 8:45 pm
possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
12 articles 12 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"see? if i liked chris drew, id end up like randy. 5 foot 1 and vegetarian. vegetarians arent men." -camden
"what are you grinnin' at?" - mr. martinez
"you just cant recreate stupid." - jacob

aha. this says everything perfectly. in17 syllables! wonderfulll =]

Stephie GOLD said...
on Apr. 25 2010 at 9:45 am
Stephie GOLD, Joliet, Illinois
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Great haiku! It really inspired me!

RNash SILVER said...
on Apr. 20 2010 at 3:22 pm
RNash SILVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico
6 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate it is that we are powerful beyond measure it is are light not are darkness that most frightens us..."

very nice this is my favorite yet good job u got PUBLISHED

on Apr. 20 2010 at 3:17 pm
ElijahN PLATINUM, Livonia, Michigan
31 articles 0 photos 150 comments

Favorite Quote:
"only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."-Tyler Durdan -Fight Club-

really nice.

JessieB SILVER said...
on Apr. 20 2010 at 2:48 pm
JessieB SILVER, Elkton, Maryland
7 articles 1 photo 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
an eye for an eye, and the whole world goes blind~Ghandi

i love it(:

inspir3d GOLD said...
on Apr. 20 2010 at 1:15 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

i can REALLY identify with this :) great work!!

could you check out my haiku Desperate? i think you would like it

on Apr. 18 2010 at 5:38 pm
decembersun14 PLATINUM, Winchester, Massachusetts
24 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"

i love it! so moving and very deep! good work!

on Apr. 15 2010 at 1:58 pm
You have alot of talent

Marisa Titus said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 8:50 am
Marisa Titus, Saugus, Massachusetts
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I really like this poem. It had alot of meaning to it.

on Apr. 7 2010 at 8:57 am
shelby_kat DIAMOND, Warren, Ohio
72 articles 3 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can sum up everything I've learned about life in three words; it goes on." -Robert Frost

i like this (: mostly because it describes what most people can't say out loud.

on Apr. 2 2010 at 6:17 pm
AmberRose SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Even Monkeys fall out of trees."

I love this poem... we feel the same way!!! Please read some of my work and tell me what you think!!!?

on Mar. 31 2010 at 10:43 pm
inspired_542 SILVER, Wausau, Wisconsin
5 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
All nature is but art unknown to thee
-alexander pope

i like this poem-sweet but simple- awesome job!!

on Mar. 29 2010 at 9:02 pm
Pastinaface SILVER, Short Hills, New Jersey
6 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, and you will find, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

I like how it's so simple, but it describes me too. I really like it.

justbe-3 said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 5:10 pm
justbe-3, Hollis, New Hampshire
0 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You live but once, you might as well be amusing." -Coco Chanel
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't." -Richard Bach
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." -Einstein

wow, this really made me think. nice job!

on Mar. 29 2010 at 11:10 am
CountryGothic GOLD, Somersworth, New Hampshire
16 articles 2 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Once something has been said, it cannot be said in other words." -Aristotle

I like this, it may be short...but that is haiku...and I love haiku ;)

yowatitdo said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 10:55 am

i do not know what you are trying to say, but you cute so its aiigggght.


ps: i luv u

on Mar. 29 2010 at 10:53 am
okay girl. the title is longer then the poem. the description is the BIOGRAPHY of the poem. like thomas jefferson's biography. THAT long. haikuin it up.

yowatitdo said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 10:50 am
dawg you wrote more ABOUT the poem then you did in the poem.