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Positive Poetry MAG

April 25, 2012
By IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

I believe that reading positive things can plant a better outlook in a person. But there are so many dark and gloomy poems. I understand that authors write these poems because they want to lighten the weight they carry inside. But another way to throw that weight aside is by reading or writing something positive.

Therefore, I suggest you add another section of poetry to the website called “Carpe Diem.” This could encourage teenagers to submit poetry that’s positive. And when others read them, it might help lighten their mood. Wouldn’t it be a pleasure if there was a section on the website full of light to share with others?

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on Aug. 30 2012 at 2:51 pm
Nguyenkhanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

quite so, it could also perhaps be our common aesthetic, we all love a good fight. We all love a good rocky road novel before the triumphant ending. Or even something else, sometimes, we convert the sadness into a sort of happiness, warmth. Comforting, but anguish in the long run. Perhaps, it is time to make new endings, not tracing back for a new beginning. 

on May. 26 2012 at 10:22 am
DaisyAngel BRONZE, Sandy Springs, Georgia
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Thank you! I totally agree! I can't even count how many times I have had to log off of my computer because the poems on this site made me so depressed. Why can't people write poems about bunnies? Personally, I think that's better than death and dying. This is why I mainly read haikus. Mostly, they are about nature and joy, and if they aren't, they're so short that they can't cause much damage. Great post!