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This is Not a Poem

March 10, 2011
By Retroplex BRONZE, Cypress, Texas
Retroplex BRONZE, Cypress, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
-George Bernard Shaw

I’m writing a poem! It has sentences
that end on different lines.
It lacks
rhyme and rhythm.
This poem is also missing some punctuation
it seems more artistic that way

I shifted my poem over here
oh look! now it’s in completely lowercase
my poem drips of originality.

This is not a poem.
This is an overabundance of crummy words and an exhibition of grammar deficiency.

The author's comments:
I have a feeling that this is not going to be published, but I just wanted someone to read it. Thanks!

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This article has 26 comments.

on Apr. 6 2011 at 11:56 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
What the front door.

i love this captain. it does suck if you read it a certain way-but i didnt read it that way. it would be conducive for you to do your dance at the time which is now.

on Apr. 5 2011 at 12:24 pm
msoccerm345 SILVER, Grimes, Iowa
7 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

no. fail. 

on Apr. 5 2011 at 12:24 pm
volleyball17 PLATINUM, Grimes, Iowa
23 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
You cant fail if you dont try

just gonna say this is soo a fail! sorry jusst saying the truth i hate when people dont tell me whtat they think about mine or say the truth

bye :)

on Apr. 5 2011 at 8:24 am
sweetbreezydelight BRONZE, Columbia, South Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Oscar Wilde
Common sense is not so common.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Oscar Wilde
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Oscar Wilde
Did you ever think there's more to life than being really, really � really ridiculously good looking?

I love this poem . Dude you totally called out all the crappy gimmicks ppl use as an excuse for originality and artistic genuis . Love it!!!!!!

on Apr. 3 2011 at 8:35 pm
flyingpinkgiraffes, Chardon, Ohio
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hehe the cool thing about poetry is that its whatever you want it to be.  I mean, all you have t do is write some stuff down and call it a poem and there ya go :-)  so funny.  and origonal.

on Apr. 3 2011 at 12:46 pm PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

this SHOULD be published! :))

on Apr. 2 2011 at 9:56 pm
WickedStarcatcher DIAMOND, Massapequa, New York
67 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't damsel well. Distress, I can do. Damseling? Not so much."
— James Patterson
"This is the very first page, not where the storyline ends, my thoughts will echo your name until I see you again..." ~Taylor Swift "Enchanted"

This is soooo funny! Poetry is anything u want it to be in my mind-and that includes "grammar deficiency!!" i absolutely LOVED this "poem"-keep being original!! :)


ALM007 ELITE said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 9:51 pm
ALM007 ELITE, São Paulo, Colorado
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That is really original. You should keep writing and I love Friends too. Joey is my favorite, the simple minded Italian foodie whose loyal and honest, among other other things.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 7:07 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 457 comments
:) I like it!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 5:10 pm
Tay-Tay43 BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Live! Laugh:) Love<3

i REALLY like this keep wirintg!!! :)

on Apr. 1 2011 at 3:16 pm
Neon_Gypsy_Blood BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
3 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
~Master Yoda~

hahaha! :) thats cool! I like it!

on Apr. 1 2011 at 12:21 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Exactly how  i feel. Awesome .

on Mar. 31 2011 at 11:19 pm
the_quiet_one BRONZE, Orangevale, California
3 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a story for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.”
~Jack London (White Fang)

haha. Nice.

on Mar. 31 2011 at 10:20 pm
Morganjean BRONZE, Monroe, Utah
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain!

Ba ha ha! I love this! Definitely not what I was expecting, which is probably why I enjoyed it.

on Mar. 31 2011 at 7:23 pm
Kasey_renee BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
1 article 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
when the straight and narrow gets a little to straight, roll up a joint. or don't. and follow your arrow wherever it goes.

i love it because its defirent and rebelious against the way people want it to be



newsoulpoet said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 5:34 pm
No kidding! I have started writing so many books and poems thinking it will be amazing, just to have it turn out to be mediocre.

newsoulpoet said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 5:30 pm
I thought the same thing at first. I was thinking, this is not a poem, this is just words. When I got to the end it made a lot more sense. I really enjoyed it!

on Mar. 31 2011 at 4:59 pm
IluvJesus BRONZE, Stone Mountain, Georgia
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I love it. Kinda reminds me of how the world works. The most popular and famous things in the world come from people do absolutely nothing at all.

on Mar. 31 2011 at 4:18 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
31 articles 0 photos 402 comments

Yep, you start out a piece thinking it's going to be terrific, and you get halfway through and it slumps a little, so you change it up,and then you get a little farther and realize it was a lame idea from the start. Sounds like real life, all right.


Good work. :)

on Mar. 31 2011 at 3:30 pm
shakes11 SILVER, Belton, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.\" - Bill Cosby

\"Cowards die many times before their deaths,
The valiant never taste of death but once.\" -Shakespeare

At first I was confused, and, to be honest, a little annoyed. But then when I got to the second stanza (or I guess it isn't a stanza, since "This is Not a Poem, please excuse the lameness of that joke) I thought it was really funny. And I read it again, and it was even better. :D