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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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reblep GOLD said...
on May. 19 2011 at 9:05 pm
reblep GOLD, Chester, Connecticut
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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
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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.

lala543 BRONZE said...
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:)

on Apr. 29 2011 at 10:39 am
just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
16 articles 6 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a good thing to be strange. Normalness leads to sadness." -Philip Lester

simple but beautiful :)

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 9:44 am
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
17 articles 0 photos 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

is is a good poem i love it so much ic an rleate

lizditty said...
on Apr. 25 2011 at 4:09 pm
this is so adorable. i LOVE IT.

AliB. BRONZE said...
on Apr. 24 2011 at 11:23 pm
AliB. BRONZE, Redwood City, California
2 articles 1 photo 16 comments
i love this poem. i cannot forget about it! seriously, this is the probably the fifth time I've gone back to this page! im totally favoriting this poem!

on Apr. 19 2011 at 7:55 am
GelloBabe BRONZE, North Versailles, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."


Antwan2011 said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 10:45 am
Veary inspirational although it's only a few words; however I think this poem just made my day15times better thanks

on Apr. 13 2011 at 9:25 pm
BananaHana GOLD, Chinook, Montana
16 articles 16 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

I absolutally love this poem. mostly because it is well written and it is also the exact poem that i would use to describe me.

on Apr. 7 2011 at 6:31 pm
RiverSong BRONZE, Baltimore, Maryland
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Omigosh, we must be kindred spirits or something because that is EXACTLY how I feel.  It's amazing to see my own inner thoughts written there, on the screen, and know that they weren't written by me but by somebody else, who evidently has enormous talent (just so you know).  Five stars!

RFarage said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 11:49 am
I like this poem because I want to become a writer some day, and I feel the same way.

on Apr. 3 2011 at 11:00 am
AnnabelLee SILVER, Ossipee, New Hampshire
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Positively wonderful.

on Apr. 2 2011 at 7:13 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Great job on this poem! I feel the exact same way as you and I also have a passion for writing. :)

on Mar. 28 2011 at 1:35 pm
luv_4_broadway GOLD, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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thoughtful! great imagery!

on Mar. 22 2011 at 10:33 am
praveen.Trichy PLATINUM, Thirchy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
cruel leaders are replaced only to turn other leaders cruel

really.....really a great haiku it's......

on Mar. 18 2011 at 1:03 pm
HoppingPanda BRONZE, Sterling, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments
I love how you write that the world has a collection of the great works of our history and that your goal is to get into it.  That really speaks to me.  You would love to have your work remembered and shared in generations to come.  Great way of expressing it!

on Mar. 17 2011 at 3:48 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

This is amazing. I remember reading it in the magazine and thinking, this girl can really write. It takes a gifted writer to make people feel so much in such a little poem. Keep up the great work! Its so good!

on Mar. 17 2011 at 3:04 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

I agree. This is without a doubt my favorite Haikus on this site!