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This Isn't MAG

August 12, 2010
By VandaNoon PLATINUM, West Pittston, Pennsylvania
VandaNoon PLATINUM, West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
what i can remember
is a lot like water
trickling down a page
of the most beautiful colors
-Marie Digby 'Unfold'

This isn't poetry
What I type in the night
With the water pouring from my hair
From the midnight shower
That washed away my fears
Of the monsters and robbers.

This isn't the musings of an artistic soul.
I'm not listening to something classy or artsy,
Just some twenty-first century pop band
That pretends they're alternative.

This isn't soulful or pretty and
Staying up until 2 a.m. doesn't make me a rebel,
It just makes me pathetic,
With three library books read in one night.

This isn't anything fancy,
And I'm a bit embarrassed
That I want to be a writer,
Because this isn't –

This isn't pretty or colorful
Or filled with vivid descriptions.

This is the late night
Angst of a teenager
Written in verse form.
Without notice given to
The rules of anything.

So –
I guess
That means
This is poetry.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by the fact that I'm not a great poet and most of my poems are pretty much the equivalent of a diary entry in verse form, not really something I'd be comfortable presenting in an English class. So I wrote a poem about how my poems aren't really 'poetry' in the typical sense of the word, but about the fact that that's exactly what makes them poetry at the same time.

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on Jul. 14 2011 at 6:56 pm
xxmandaxox SILVER, Wilmington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
there are so many people out there that will tell you, you cant, what yu have to do is turn around and say watch me,

this is great! congrats for making it into the magazine.