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Poems at Two a.m. MAG

September 12, 2016
By NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Have you ever woken up with a poem
inside of you?
God, it’s painful.
While strings of words and phrases pile up
in your head, you lie there, chest aching,
until ink begins to spill across paper,
everything in that week, month, year,
that you’ve thought or felt.
Two a.m. poems are the most beautiful kind.
They’re always the most sincere, not rotted and spoiled with in-genuine strings of flowery phrases and neat descriptions, ruining the
messy character of the poet’s mind.
These kinds of poems are like conversations
with an old friend, they taste like the places they were written, like the skies tinging with soft colors of pinks and oranges, of inky blue and sunshine and dust and cluttered desks
and overflowing book shelves.
Have you ever woken up with a poem inside you?
I have.



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on Apr. 14 2017 at 4:37 pm
NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Thanks so much!

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on Apr. 11 2017 at 8:37 pm
hwoodruff98, Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Wow, I really liked this one. I think your talent really shines through in free verse. It's much more sincere, and it flows better. Just a couple of mechanics: in-genuine isn't a word. That being said, disingenuous is a word. According to the internet, it means: lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; insincere... Furthermore, "tinging" is primarily a sound. I think you might mean "tingeing." Other than those two edits, I think it's very well-executed. It's certainly not a disingenuous poem. ;)

on Feb. 13 2017 at 3:55 pm
NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Thanks! :)

on Jan. 21 2017 at 4:47 am
LeisurelySketches SILVER, Tricity, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Your life has a limit but knowledge has none. (Zhuangzi)

Great writing. It was a very apt poem, with amazing expression.

on Nov. 22 2016 at 6:16 pm
NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Thanks so much Katy :D

on Nov. 22 2016 at 5:41 pm
Your_Apathetic_Basketcase ELITE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."
-Derrolyn Anderson

"Don't trust everything you see, even salt looks like sugar."

"The sea speaks more honestly... To those willing to drown." -J.D. Hard

I remember telling you specifically how much of a talented writer you were. Congratulations. When I saw your name on here I smiled. I am very proud of you. :D

on Nov. 5 2016 at 6:13 pm
NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Thank you so much :D

on Nov. 5 2016 at 9:17 am
tessellations GOLD, Columbia, Maryland
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this is absolutely gorgeous!!

on Oct. 30 2016 at 12:26 pm
NimWallace PLATINUM, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Thank you!

on Oct. 28 2016 at 3:58 pm
EmilySchreiber BRONZE, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up!

Great writing skills!

on Oct. 28 2016 at 2:37 pm
jonqueezy BRONZE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"There's a fine line between love and hate, and I think I might've just crossed it."

love how accurate this is.