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"Writing is no career"
"Give up while you're ahead"
"You'll be a starving artist"
"Believe in what we've said"

"But I love it and I'm good!
It's the only thing that's mine
For the first time I'm not giving up
and isn't that a sign?"

"You really don't have talent"
"Go find another dream"
"You'd make a real good teacher"
"The arts are never as they seem"

"But when It comes to choosing jobs
writing's all that I can do
maybe I'm not good at all
though it seems strange it's true"

"Fine go! Dow what you want!
But don't cry back to me
when the lights turn off, you're broke
and you're husband's running free"

"But here's the thing:I love it
writing brings me peace
I see it in my future
I only need to be released!"

"Whatever girl, You'll fail"
"Writing cannot make a job"
"It don't matter if you want it"
"I won't listen to you're sobs"

"Well you know what? Writing's all I have
and sure, maybe I suck
but I'll get my name out there
with some passion and some luck"





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SaphiraBrightscales This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2013 at 5:05 am
This piece is so motivating and reminded me of all those thousands of similar conversations I've had with my inner voice. You just put it all so perfectly. Amazing poem :D
 
Nameless to 1000 said...
May 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Read Bradbury's (author of Farenheit 451) comments on his life as a writer.
 
Michelle24 said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 11:00 pm
I have this fight in my head at least five times a week! I love it so much. It explains in exact words how I feel.
 
ReflectionsofYou said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 11:45 am
I've felt the same way before. You're not alone. I appreciate you sharing that, makes me feel better...
 
Arpanan said...
Nov. 19, 2009 at 10:45 am
WOW!!!! I love it!! I like how you had a conversation with yourself in the poem! It was really unique! :)
 
phenanthrene said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:01 am
thats an amazing peice! its so hard to make a living doing what u love in this world, but follow ur dreams and ur never wrong!
 
PlasticDreams This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm
This is fantastic ^^ And you're an amazing writer, proof is in the highschool we go to. But you really are, don't forget that (:
 
bluemagnet22 said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 8:52 am
Wow! An amazing poem and oh so true!
 
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