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The Messenger

July 8, 2013
By booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
8 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency." -Henry Louis Mencken

Thoughts, words, ideas;

Twisting around my mind. 
Yearning to break free;

To be written on paper.
The pen is my wand;

Plucking phrases from the bottomless void
I am the messenger;

The words my Ariadne. 
Help me on my journey;

And let the words break free. 

The author's comments:
I always have so many ideas and words for stories and poems, but can never phrase them as I see fit. However, once I began to let everything phrase itself every settled into place. This piece explained the way that the words chose their own order of being written.

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on Aug. 18 2015 at 6:07 pm
anonymous3327 SILVER, Franklin, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People need stories in order to survive reality" ~ Shakespeare (from the anime Romeo and Juliet, anyway)

I understand what you mean by not finding the right words. Many times I will tell someone about a story idea and they want me to write it out, but when I try, nothing feels right about it. It's not until I give up on writing the story that the words seem to burst forth and I have to write them down. It's almost as though it's not my story to tell, but something else's that is just using me to pen it. So it's not until I stop trying so hard that it begins to flow.

on Jul. 13 2014 at 3:50 pm
Popcornjazz SILVER, Gahana, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life while you can

i like the words and the flow of the poem the crativity is good

on Jul. 1 2014 at 10:13 pm
Sierra_Reigns SILVER, Burnham, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.
-Henry David Thoreau

I appreciate how it is short but honest. One can get so much from it. 

on Nov. 10 2013 at 4:03 pm
Cat-Girl PLATINUM, Nyania, Planet Nyan, Oklahoma
20 articles 7 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"That's what's wrong with the people in this world; they believe they can do well by just getting by when they need to aim for the highest."
-Keith Anderson
"You can never hope to build a better world without improving the individuals."
-Marie Curie

I totally agree!!!! This is wonderful writing! I have the same problem; stories bang around my mind all the time. Nice job! :3

on Jul. 31 2013 at 11:13 am
sophistryxo SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac

Wow. This is excellent. It evokes great imagery and I do love your phrasing :) keep up the great work!