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Poem Problems

February 1, 2011
By SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"


I need to try
to write a poem
that follows rules.

I don't know what
all the rules are
except a few.

I know rhythms;
I don't know rhymes;
I don't know types.

I've heard of some
like haiku or
sonnets, ballads.

But I am not
good with strict rules;
I like to flow.

No matter how
hard I try, I
can't fit in molds.



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on Mar. 22 2015 at 10:55 pm
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

Very true. I don't think poetry should fit a type, either. As long as it carries an emotion and feels a certain way.

on Apr. 10 2012 at 8:36 pm
snowleopard100 PLATINUM, New York City, New York
33 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

nice and unique; definitely a strong poem. Keep it up

on Nov. 15 2011 at 6:33 am
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
16 articles 0 photos 98 comments
wow i really like this poem. i love the concept! good job!

on Jul. 29 2011 at 12:09 am
Ducttape.isnt.tear.proof GOLD, Eureka, California
12 articles 4 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
— Marilyn Monroe
"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."
— Marilyn Monroe
"I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love."
— Marilyn Monroe
"Who said nights were for sleep?"
— Marilyn Monroe
"Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature."
— Marilyn Monroe

I really like this :)

on Apr. 25 2011 at 10:12 pm
P03tryPunk BRONZE, Delray Beach, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. -Plato

oh my god!! haha i love this poem!! this sounds as if you took me and put me on paper lol...thats exactly how i am lol great poem!!!

on Mar. 11 2011 at 7:38 am
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

I think this is a very creative piece of work.  Great job!

on Feb. 16 2011 at 10:53 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1985 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

haha :D i totally love this!! i love how it shows personality.. Awesome poem.

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on Feb. 16 2011 at 5:30 pm
Coffee BRONZE, Tallahassee, Florida
4 articles 5 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your Face.

I liked this poem, it was kind of interesting that it was a poem about how you didn't know how to follow the rules of writing a poem. I thought it was unique and pretty good. :)


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