Mt. Washington MAG

December 2, 2008
By EpiceEmilie BRONZE, Dearborn, Michigan
EpiceEmilie BRONZE, Dearborn, Michigan
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Good authors are like beautiful trees,
pummeled by wind and brought to their knees,
blistering cold shutting them down;
gold, tattered leaves a humble crown.

But some writers live life covered up,
unhindered, unchanged, as they start to grow up.
These trees are abhorrent, perfection a bore,
with symmetric beauty, they’re just an eyesore.

Youth is too perfect, pain gives true fame.
Only the battered will have a good name.
Growth will bring change, and change will bring strife,
and writing is better when tempered by life.

I am a writer of queer quality,
strong roots, bears fruits, but no reason to be.
I’ve no reason to tell, no reason to write,
for I have been pampered for all of my life.

So I hope that the fires come early this year,
though other young trees will quiver with fear.
I’d rather be ash than ashamed of my tale
where cowardice always seems to prevail.

Youth is too perfect, pain gives true fame.
Only the battered will have a good name.
Growth will bring change, and change will bring strife,
And writing is better when tempered by life.

Give me drought, give me wind,
give me heat, give me pain,
for what I hate most
is monotonous rain.



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on Oct. 6 2012 at 8:02 pm
Bradical BRONZE, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived.” --Henry David Thoreau

You have such wisdom. Having it easy can make us forget why we're here.

on Jan. 13 2012 at 3:24 pm
jbjones87 SILVER, Rougemont, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"live the poetry you could never write"

This is really good. your rhyming was done very well. check out some of my work please and give me feedback :)

on Mar. 16 2011 at 10:12 am
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
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i kinda don't know what to say. I would sum it up in one word but i'm not sure if its appropriate for the site. This IS GGOOD!

ellie315 GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2010 at 10:51 pm
ellie315 GOLD, South Pasadena, California
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Favorite Quote:
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." -- William Shakespeare

scratch that...i LOVE this poem! its beautiful!

ellie315 GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2010 at 10:27 pm
ellie315 GOLD, South Pasadena, California
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Favorite Quote:
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." -- William Shakespeare

I like the poem, not sure why its under the limerick section though. the ryhme scheme is aabba, with the bb lines being shorter, mostly monosyllabic or bisyllabic.

someonenoone said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 4:43 pm

Hi, I'm just some dude that you chatted with on Omegle, and you gave me the link, but then my connection failed.

But anyway, I like the poem, and your kind of writing :) Keep up the good work


on Aug. 25 2010 at 3:08 pm
thebushhippie PLATINUM, Sandown, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Leave behind your own footprints! :0)

W-O-W! Amazing! Can so relate. Love the message and the whole poem itself is really a work of art. Great, great job!

buggy BRONZE said...
on Jun. 20 2009 at 3:05 am
buggy BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
if you were sensible, when I told you that the stars flash signals, each one dreadful. you would not turn to me and say "the night is wonderful"

um...speechless

this poem rocks

Bswim45 said...
on Dec. 10 2008 at 1:55 am
this a great play on words

it rhymes, and has an interesting message

on Dec. 9 2008 at 10:35 pm
Emily, Lovely poem!

lillibnilly said...
on Dec. 9 2008 at 7:35 pm
Dude, Emily. That's rad. No, really, that's a great poem. I think a lot of us can relate.


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