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Just to Let You Know MAG

By Anonymous

Your butchering words
In the beginning
Went through my head
As a child who listens
To every word you say

Your constant sarcasm
Your words which
I thought were the truth
The never giving up

Just to let you know, Dad
Those butchering words
To me are now worthless
For I know now
It was only your sickness

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on Aug. 7 2011 at 10:17 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Beautiful!! Guys comment on mine and I will comment on yours!!!!!!!!

Comment on mine!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Aug. 7 2011 at 9:52 am
maggie.ramone BRONZE, Bubblegum World, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
" Don't carry life. Let life, carry you."
- Me

i absolutely loved this <3 so much power and emotion in such a short poem. brillant

If you wouldnt mind checking out my stuff i'd love your feed back

on Aug. 7 2011 at 12:39 am
chameleon BRONZE, Antioch, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's not waiting for the storm to end, it's about learning how to dance in the rain"

This is a really good poem, I love it

on Jul. 23 2011 at 12:54 pm
devikaarora GOLD, New Delhi, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
Dont tell me sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon !

Short and appropriate!
it says everthing proper and clear!


on Jul. 16 2011 at 11:44 pm
_Maddieb PLATINUM, Carlisle, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
How will you ever reach the stars ; if you're too afraid to try.

This was really good. So much power and meaning behind few words..

If you could check out some of my stuff? I'ld love feedback.

Meiznke BRONZE said...
on Jul. 16 2011 at 10:40 pm
Meiznke BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Albus Dumbledore

This is very good. It's so short, but is conveys a world of meaning. Wonderful job. 


TAR11 SILVER said...
on Jul. 16 2011 at 5:01 pm
TAR11 SILVER, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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Hey nice poem, please check out mine "From the Hilltop" and "Anonymous' Inferno." 

IamRevy BRONZE said...
on Jul. 16 2011 at 4:23 pm
IamRevy BRONZE, State Of Mind, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Trying to please the world is a self-made curse"

Deep words. Lovely write-up. Pls check out my poems, would really wanna hear all of u great teenink writers point of view. Would be lovely. HEAD TO THE WEST PIECE HERE  piece TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/349259/Head-To-The-West/









KaliM. SILVER said...
on Jul. 16 2011 at 3:52 pm
KaliM. SILVER, Willis, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Life is about trusting our feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories and learning from the past. ~ unknown

This is exactly what im going through right now with my Dad, so Thanks (: 


its really gooood.

on Jul. 16 2011 at 3:43 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
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This is a really good poem, but it feels like there's a lot more you should have said. The writing, however, is really nice and fluid.

If you get a chance, check out my poem, "True Colors" (search it) so I can get some feedback from some really talented writers!

on Jul. 16 2011 at 10:31 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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This is uhh ok i guess

RyanAD GOLD said...
on Jul. 16 2011 at 9:50 am
RyanAD GOLD, Grandville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Any one who ever gave his best, never regretted it."

great job! Couldn't have said it better myself

virgo93 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 24 2011 at 6:11 pm
virgo93 BRONZE, East Bethany, New York
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I totally get this. I've dealt with difficult parents, and they arent always easy to figure out. Sometimes though it's not us, it's them.

on Jun. 24 2011 at 5:02 pm
R5andParamore BRONZE, Manalapan, New Jersey
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This is good. A little hard to understand though, but it definitely has feeling behind it.

Cady_ PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 24 2011 at 2:47 am
Cady_ PLATINUM, Godley, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never judge a book by its cover.", and "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." "Cherish your life." "Love equals eternity."

I agree that poetry has no limits as well and that it should never be judged.

Kailey4 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 3 2011 at 9:48 pm
Kailey4 BRONZE, Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Né io pitorre" - Michelangelo

It is my dad's sickness, too. It's awful. Love your poem so much;)

on Jun. 3 2011 at 12:37 pm
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

Not only that, but who are you to proclaim what poetry ought to be?

Poetry has no limits. Poetry is the hair-tangle of our minds, our most secret feathers. It is a quiet story that we choose to share. And you should never, ever insult a gift as precious as that.

on Jun. 2 2011 at 8:17 pm
RainWashed PLATINUM, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Repeat the good and the bad. Do it all again. And pile on the years."

This was a wonderful poem! I completely love it! I am blown away by the power of your words. But you're not alone. Great job!

on Jun. 2 2011 at 12:12 pm
Mz.Tinkerbell13 BRONZE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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on Jun. 2 2011 at 3:23 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Although this conversation is well off the beautiful poem at hand, I would like to direct you to the well-acclaimed and heavily anthologized Sylvia Plath, most especially to her poem entitled Daddy. 

Sid Vicious, James Hetfield, Johnny 5, and Tim MicIlrath (to list off contemporary and extremely popular writers) also stand alongside this (only somewhat) modern trend in poetry to write from frustration, often as a form of catharsis. Exposing sources of violence is an important step in reconciling the trauma-ridden world we live in.