Eccentric MAG

September 14, 2014
By AprilNicoleJones BRONZE, New Castle, Indiana
AprilNicoleJones BRONZE, New Castle, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write only because
there is a voice within me
that will not be still."
~ SYLVIA PLATH

(MY FORMER ACCOUNTS: Icantwrite & Punk.Snowflake)
Published poems from my former accounts:
- FRAIL HOPE (Icantwrite)
- YOURSELF (Punk.Snowflake)


I remember it
so well – end of August,
the air still rife with heat,
the night stars, and
I felt

that I was a star
just beginning to realize
my so-called “brilliance,” and
for a moment I
believed

that life
was my thumb to bend
however far back I pleased,
maybe even breaking
a bone

if I wanted to.


The author's comments:

When I first realized that being different is okay.


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on Jun. 14 2015 at 11:00 pm
Richcoca PLATINUM, Canoga Park, California
44 articles 5 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
Make as many as mistakes as you want, just don't make the same mistake.

*o* ummm... just *0*

on Jun. 11 2015 at 10:56 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Ahh yes! Yes! So happy you won!

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 8 2015 at 11:06 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

I believe I commented on this last September - really, this is something else. I'm in a point in my life where I'm beginning to realize my potential in this world, and this poems rings true for me now more than ever. This is a stunning piece of work, it's so uplifting and inspiring and beautiful...congradulations on the publication, and thank you again for writing this. :)

on Apr. 3 2015 at 8:22 pm
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

One of the most unique I've read on TI, beautiful work!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Feb. 16 2015 at 9:04 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

It's eccentric itself. Twisted but perfect as it is. I absolutely love the ending. Couldn't have been better.

on Feb. 13 2015 at 11:26 am
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

This is beautiful and very inspiring. It's well worth being published.

on Feb. 1 2015 at 11:23 pm
CaseyChickenWang SILVER, McDonough,
7 articles 2 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No one likes half-jinglers! Jingle all the way!" - Shelley McNeight
"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." - GSUMUN

Wow this is good :) Teach me how to write oh wise one!

on Nov. 16 2014 at 9:27 pm
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
33 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow
-Ansem_Unlimited

Very inspirational, well said, & if I may add that this is your only article on your profile (or I may be stupid/blind) & your results are astounding. Hate to break it to yah but I don't have any advice to give you that you don't alreadtly know, I'd say good luck but you're set:)

on Nov. 16 2014 at 1:22 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wow. This is is simply, amazing. I absolutely, love this. I love how it is smooth, how it has rawness and emotion and how it is simple yet filled with power and beauty. You have such a talent and greatness and light in you! And you are a amazing and wonderful, talented writer. To be honest, I am proud and glad that you are getting to be published for you truly deserve it; you truly do. Congrats, my friend! Thank you so much, for sharing this! And again, congrats. :)

on Oct. 12 2014 at 3:15 pm
Angelique_h GOLD, Bradenton, Florida
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We cry, not because we are weak, but because we have been strong for too long."

Wow! This is an amazing poem and I honestly can't think of anything you could change to make it better! I think you're a very talented writer with a lot to offer!

on Oct. 12 2014 at 8:57 am
XxSmilesxX GOLD, Menasha, Wisconsin
14 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Depression is like a war, you either win, or die trying.

I loved it. Keep up the work!

on Oct. 8 2014 at 7:01 pm
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
5 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

I like it very much (Oh, well it's good. :P). Rythm, message, and in particular this part
"for a moment I
believed   that life
was my thumb to bend"; not only the description but how you made an intermission there so it made it all sound stronger to me while reading! 
Good job! :)

on Oct. 8 2014 at 2:14 am
violawritermady BRONZE, Lehi, Utah
3 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The true artist does not create art as an end to himself. He creates it for others; humanity is the goal." -Bronislaw Huberman

Love it! It's very unique - I don't think I have ever seen anything like it! I love that. You deserve that Editor's Choice 100%!!! I would love to hear what you think of either of my poems. Thanks! 

on Sep. 29 2014 at 11:44 pm
Zz9PluralZAlpha, Arlington Heights, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't let schooling interfere with your education."

-Mark Twain

What a lovely, "eccentric" poem. I can tell this was what was going through your head when you made that realization. I love it when people write like that.

on Sep. 27 2014 at 12:22 pm
bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
109 articles 10 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you're young, you can fly, but we trip on clouds 'cause we get too high" -The Band Perry (Song: Don't Let Me Be Lonely)
"Cause no matter what, you'll never be alone" -Lady Antebellum (Song: Compass)

This is perfect. You truly earned that editor's choice badge. It's short and to the point and the your word choice is great. I love its unique structure and it's just overall amazing. I rated it as a 5/5!

on Sep. 26 2014 at 2:31 pm
AprilNicoleJones BRONZE, New Castle, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write only because
there is a voice within me
that will not be still."
~ SYLVIA PLATH

(MY FORMER ACCOUNTS: Icantwrite & Punk.Snowflake)
Published poems from my former accounts:
- FRAIL HOPE (Icantwrite)
- YOURSELF (Punk.Snowflake)

You guessed it right, when I say "I remember it" I'm talking about the feeling I'm describing in the poem. I can see how that would be confusing. :)

on Sep. 26 2014 at 12:29 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 659 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"

Your thumb metaphor is a good choice--it really connects to people and gives a good, though somewhat gruesome, visual. Short and to the point, I like that! The beginning though is a bit vague when you say "I remember it" I still don't know by the end of the poem what you're remembering unless you're just speaking of the feeling you had that you remember.

on Sep. 25 2014 at 11:17 pm
Starcatcher001 SILVER, Cypress, Texas
7 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
I had a rock garden. Last week, three of them died. -Richard Diran

The thumb was a really neat metaphor. My only critique is that at the beginning it was a bit choppy and confusing. Maybe if you add some punctuation or form it could help, but I also completely understand the creative genius behind a lack of structure so I might be the one seeing this piece wrong! Please keep writing because your word choice is superb!

on Sep. 25 2014 at 8:58 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

I really loved this! The way you split the stanzas up was perfect, and the poem was amazing! I love the way you compared yourself wih a star, and how you discover your "Brilliance, it's really outstanding! Never stop being you, and never stop writing! CX

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 24 2014 at 5:48 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This just...yes...amazing! I can truly, truly relate to this and I love everything about it, thank you for posting :)


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