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I Don't Own My Words

April 29, 2014
By TopHatCactus BRONZE, League City, Texas
TopHatCactus BRONZE, League City, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

I don't own my words,
like how I don't own what I read.
They're as free as the birds, my words.
I may be bound to them but they are not bound to me.

I cannot create new words to suit me best,
only rearrange them like a guest.
Is it really mine to own
if the words are already known?

My words are the same as Frost,
but we both can't claim
what has been exhaust
cast your name tags to the flame.

Well, writing wonderful words is a hoax,
what do authors really own?
The old words laugh at us like we're cheep jokes
for we can't own, only clone.

The author's comments:
"They're not mine,
a borrowed creation.
I only combine
in my formation."

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jul. 20 2014 at 5:08 am
JacobTheOrdinary PLATINUM, Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Fiction is the lie that tells the truth."

I Feel like if you lost the rhyme shceme and focused on the point more, it would have been a sucessful poem. I can honestly say that this is a good poem. keep up the good work.

Dunes SILVER said...
on Jun. 25 2014 at 11:38 pm
Dunes SILVER, Leander, Texas
5 articles 1 photo 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A room without books is like a body without soul." -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'm sorry for getting back so late, but I didn't check this in a really really long time. I think this is actually a really well written piece. (if that makes any sense) People really don't consider this so the topic is great and mostly unused and the follow through is effective. Wonderful job.