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My Parents MAG

May 19, 2011
By AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns burst from the darkness, from the grasping void of space that folds and swallows--a darkness that would devour anyone not as strong as we. We are oddities, sideshows, talk show subjects. We capture everyone's imagination.”


I am irate
With my parents

They are unaware
Of how difficult they have made
Poetry
For me

They seem to have forgotten the
number one
Tool
In a poet's arsenal

They seem to have forgotten
That hundreds of poets have
Established
Their craft purely on
Their deleterious and
Stifling childhoods

It would appear that my parents
Are not in support
Of my poetry because they
Do not provide me with
Inspiration
For my writing

They are
Too loving
Too caring
Too supportive
To have much to
Write about

Unfortunately,
I am mentally sane,
Without horrifying childhood scars,
Without deep emotional conflictions,
Without hate and anger pumping through my
Circulatory system

It is a pity
That I have been raised in
An affectionate
Warm, Vibrant, and Encouraging
Community

I will never make it as a poet,
With an exceptional childhood

I have had it
Either my parents afflict me
With these conditions,
Or I will afflict myself

Until then
I must endure
The pain and suffering

And am forced
To have subjects
Such as this
For poems



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Roper GOLD said...
on Oct. 1 2012 at 11:44 am
Roper GOLD, Krum, Texas
17 articles 11 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What a boy can do, A girl can do better"

I love the poem, unlike stories they don't have to have a problem, they can be about anything! What I do is I take and item and write down what I know about and then take that and turn it into a poem, you should try it. It sounds stupid but it really works. Again Love the poem and never stop writing you can find inspiration any where!

LOLOU BRONZE said...
on Sep. 9 2012 at 1:40 pm
LOLOU BRONZE, Mount Lebanon, Other
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
only one thing makes a dream impossible , the fear of failure !

new idea never read be4 ...but u know problems aren't our identity ! anyway nice verses

on Apr. 30 2012 at 11:38 am
Wonderful poem! Very funny :P

on Apr. 8 2012 at 11:04 pm
Jennalynn SILVER, Montville, New Jersey
9 articles 4 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where there is love, there is life."

I love the fun wit of this poem. And do understand I think it is great, deserving of being voted to the top. I only make comments as suggestions to help people improve their works of art, and my suggestion to you is dropping the first couple stanzas and start with: 'they are too loving too caring...' Once again, this is your beautiful writing, and I comment only to possibly help. 

Moee1 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 8 2012 at 1:33 pm
Moee1 BRONZE, Bowie, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Hope is a necessity, evaluating the morals of our determination. Love is an opportunity, displaying the occurrence of whom is accepted within you. Intelligence is a desire, it urges ones motives to incline.”-Mohamed Roberts

Great poem,

butterfly123 said...
on Apr. 8 2012 at 1:35 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
0 articles 0 photos 408 comments

lol! nice one !! keep writing and great work! XD

 


on Mar. 28 2012 at 2:07 pm
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

You've inspired me to write a poem. Great job.

on Mar. 17 2012 at 1:09 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
2 articles 0 photos 22 comments
Please check out my page !  new and upcoming writer 

on Mar. 16 2012 at 6:19 pm
HaileySanden PLATINUM, Folsom, California
25 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
-Benjamin Franklin

I can relate to this in so many ways. Keep writing!!!

on Mar. 16 2012 at 8:35 am
Mairee1998 SILVER, Napoleon, Ohio
9 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
ahhh! SHUCKS baby.

This is very true! This piece is very intersting...most people feel this way... ik i do!

on Mar. 15 2012 at 2:25 pm
Ghosts-of-Kalen, Naperville IL, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Mess with the Best,
Die like the rest . . ."

Many a poet came from a background of great dismay and misary. I don't exactly think I can say the same for you xD A poet with a harsh life has the benifit of the doubt when it comes to describing a painful encounter, or a muerderous relationship that ended in a restraining order LOL

These are some of the things you could write of . . . if you'd known them.

You did not, and yet you still have a great poem. Congratz ;)


Nick-M SILVER said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:10 pm
Nick-M SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
-FLTDO-

I thought it was slightly tongue-in-cheek, yeah?

on Mar. 13 2012 at 7:20 pm
tonia primo BRONZE, Colonia, Other
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments
Oh Em Gee! This is friggin' awesome! Keep it up...and one more thing, be content with the life that you have been blessed with.

Masey400 GOLD said...
on Mar. 10 2012 at 7:44 pm
Masey400 GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
16 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Being well-dressed is not a matter of having expensive clothes or the 'right clothes. I don't care if you're wearing rags, but they must suit you."












Louise Nelson

This is funny. I am glad you found something to write a poem about!:)

on Mar. 10 2012 at 3:40 pm
MiaUnwritten GOLD, West Palm Beach, Florida
11 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the eyes seek what the mind cannot
Let the eyes judge what the mind cannot
Let the eyes believe what the mind failed to"

I can so relate to it

on Mar. 9 2012 at 11:28 pm
AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns burst from the darkness, from the grasping void of space that folds and swallows--a darkness that would devour anyone not as strong as we. We are oddities, sideshows, talk show subjects. We capture everyone's imagination.”

thank you so much

on Mar. 9 2012 at 5:09 pm
DualOsprey BRONZE, Islip, New York
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
I love your poem it talked to me

on Mar. 6 2012 at 5:45 pm
heatherbug DIAMOND, Elon, North Carolina
71 articles 0 photos 27 comments
This is so true, I get this from my mom all the time. Love it. Keep writing

TTTeeSS GOLD said...
on Mar. 5 2012 at 3:24 pm
TTTeeSS GOLD, La Porte, Colorado
17 articles 6 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no such thing as nothing, yet there is such thing as nothing, simply because there is nothing such as nothing.

I loved this piece! I feel the same way about my parents.

on Mar. 4 2012 at 10:43 am
AndresVaamonde SILVER, New York, New York
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are the bright new stars born of a screaming black hole, the nascent suns burst from the darkness, from the grasping void of space that folds and swallows--a darkness that would devour anyone not as strong as we. We are oddities, sideshows, talk show subjects. We capture everyone's imagination.”

Again, this poem is not literal and i find it kind of amazing that so many people have thought it to be literal


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