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I Don't Write Anymore

March 26, 2011
By WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
15 articles 1 photo 25 comments

I don't write anymore.

I don't

smile to myself;

whisper to God.

I never sleep in
for innocent reasons.

I hide and glare.

I have aged.

I don't write anymore.

I read magazines.
I draw mustaches on pictures of

rich women.

I don't dream like I did,
asleep or awake.
Things make sense and
I journal the facts.

I have a five year plan.

Reality is


Mom and Dad have gotten old
and I have fat on my arms.

I don't write.

I copy words from textbooks

and mouths of authority.
I lie awake at night and think

in numbers and

shades of gray.

I don't wish anymore
as the world is finite
and fate is an office, a chair, a desk, a husband, and tired eyes.

I ask myself if I am happy
and I never know,
I never know.

I don't write anymore.
I don't laugh with the wind or
run without direction or
put bugs in little jars and
smile and smile and smile.
I don't create my own world.

I don't write anymore;

Instead I cry


the past



and gone.
The past is dead. The present is confined. The future is bleak.

And you have pointed out
I don't write anymore.

Beat... beat... beat....

I can't even breathe.

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This article has 7 comments.

on Oct. 28 2014 at 3:21 pm
bourgeoisiehater GOLD, Weaverville, North Carolina
13 articles 3 photos 19 comments
You are an amazing writer! I thought I was good. But you... 

ecmilla SILVER said...
on Jul. 11 2014 at 2:25 am
ecmilla SILVER, Berkeley, California
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments
This poem is amazing and it captures what I've sometimes felt. I love how the spacing enhances the words. Bravo!

on Jun. 3 2014 at 11:28 am
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

Wow. enough said

on Jul. 16 2013 at 6:29 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

First off, really good overall. The spacing, word choice, and everything was just outstanding. Perfect. So perfect. I found so SO much emotion in this piece, especially with how specific you got in each stanza. I admire how you're different; most people, when writing something really hard and emotional, will be very vague and "mysterious," but in my opinion, the vagueness makes it unrealistic. But you included so many tiny details that not everyone notices and made them so BIG. That's true talent, right there. You have an AMAZING talent! Great, great job.

on Apr. 24 2012 at 7:53 am
Scribbler-of-Dreams PLATINUM, Brandon, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love isn't everything we want, but it's everything we need....

This poem is captivating! Keep it up.

Brookealee said...
on Mar. 26 2012 at 11:49 pm
Brookealee, Gilbert, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments
This was so gripping. I loved how you used writing to symbolize creativity and freedom and innocence. The repetition really made it bold. Thank you for that piece.

on Aug. 16 2011 at 9:56 pm
moonshoescarly SILVER, Fontana, California
5 articles 2 photos 8 comments
This is so amazing and emotional and beautiful!