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I Want to Read Something

July 20, 2012
By TraceBatWingsAndBrokenStrings DIAMOND, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
TraceBatWingsAndBrokenStrings DIAMOND, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"This gun has stopped time in its tracks, has altered the course of our fate. Destiny is shattered and timeless. Closed eyes feel the cold winds embrace."
-Avenged Sevenfold

I want to read something.
Something original.
Something new.
Something creative.
Something I can get behind.

I want to read something like nothing I have ever seen before.
I don't want to read the same poem I've see everywhere else.
I don't want to read a boring, overdone love story that I've read a thousand times.
And I certainly don't want to read about someones journey through life.
That's why it's their journey.

I want to read something that breaks barriers and pushes boundaries.
Something that lights up my imagination and makes me want to be a better writer.
Something with style and grace.
Something with vitality and essence.
Something that has a life of its own.

But we don't have things like that anymore.
And if we do, it's buried deep beneath the mounds of pointless, lifeless poems that are pumped out everyday by people looking to shoot to the top.
And they do! These so called "best poems" are the same ones you read all the time.
They have no soul to them.
They have originality.
They are the same thing that everybody eats up.
Why do people love them so much?

So I'm gonna write this poem, and guess what?
Nobody is gonna like it.
Nobody is gonna remember it.
It won't be published in any magazines.
Because it's not the same poem that everyone else has written.
People don't like things that are different.

I don't care.
I don't care if people hate this.
I don't care if 3 people read this.
I don't care if I get one star for this.
I know I'm right.
I hope you do, too.

So if you are reading this, give it a shot!
Write something people will remember.
Write something people will want to emulate.
Write something people have never seen before.
Just don't write something that everyone has already seen.
Write something that I want to read.

The author's comments:
Seriously. Please.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Aug. 6 2012 at 10:36 pm
Rainbeauxs SILVER, Bridgetown, Other
7 articles 3 photos 42 comments
I loved this!I agree that originality is dead and everywhere you go,you see the exact same story type.This is inspirational and motivational.Good job and keep up the good work.

on Jul. 31 2012 at 1:09 pm
consumedbygrace247 BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
4 articles 2 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Change the way people think, and things will never be the same." -Steve Biko (South African civil rights martyr)

This is inspirational.... im a fan

Hannabug GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2012 at 1:05 am
Hannabug GOLD, Winona, Minnesota
10 articles 0 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine." Ludwig van Beethoven

I agree with this... Too many people write poems aboout love stories... It gets old...

on Jul. 27 2012 at 1:54 am
ShadowAngel2468 SILVER, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
7 articles 3 photos 70 comments
wow, amazing, i agree, we need something new tht pushes the envelope, luv it