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Act I MAG

September 15, 2009
By MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
24 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway


A new age is dawning in the world of myself.
I am not going to be anybody but the girl with the guise of deep dark brown eyes and hair.
I'm going to stick to this path.
I'm going to keep my eyes on my heart,
And my ears on my head,
And my soul in my hand.
I'm not going to get knocked down.
I'm not going to lose anything because I have nothing else to lose.
I will walk right through the scarring fire that ricochets throughout the insipid hallways.
The whispers will follow, just as they did last year from the girl who stole my friend.
But that was act II.
This is act I.
Where the smiles are still new,
And the grimaces are still ignored.
And the prying eyes and curious oral cavities that spread the anecdote like its ecstasy are barren to my presence.
The cast is still being introduced,
And I'm not going to vie for the lead.
Let's leave that to the rotten apples.
The scenes and the acts and the plots and the sets are all concepts that we create with our lies and truths.
Sometimes it's better to just hang out backstage and let the drama unfold
Without me as the center of it.



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on Jun. 19 2011 at 12:35 pm
RiverSong BRONZE, Baltimore, Maryland
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"And I'm not going to vie for the lead.  Let's leave that to the rotten apples." ...Wow, I can relate to that.  Awesome poem!

on Aug. 20 2010 at 5:25 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

this is too deep for me to do my dance on, i love you captain. youre awesome. 5 stars. do your dance.

on Jun. 16 2010 at 3:23 pm
BlueInk94 PLATINUM, Valley Park, Missouri
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This is amazingl..i love your phrases! You have talent!

on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:26 pm
Denmark DIAMOND, Sacramento, California
53 articles 55 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our Deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"

I am completely and utterly blown away. Just Wow. You are a magnificent writer. I have read a few of your other pieces. All excellent.

on Jan. 25 2010 at 1:37 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

this made me smile. it was beautiful.

on Jan. 7 2010 at 5:01 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
24 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

thank you!

on Jan. 7 2010 at 4:51 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

iread this in the magazine. it was beautiful. good job.

on Jan. 1 2010 at 9:50 am
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."

Wow! And congrats on getting into the mag. However, you said, "That was Act II," like it already happened before act I.

on Sep. 24 2009 at 3:43 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
24 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

Hi everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem.

Please leave a comment telling me what you think. Critism is welcome; I only want to get better.

Thank you!