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My Story

September 22, 2012
By MountEverest GOLD, Fort Worth, Texas
MountEverest GOLD, Fort Worth, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs
Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
And lulled with sound of sweetest melody?" By William Shakespeare

To view my colors and schemes,
You must read what I read,
Perhaps maybe what I listen to,
Or live my life through camera lens
Making you snap pictures of my memory

What do you see when I write?
Can you understand what I mean?
Or do you have to live everything I’ve lived?
Or maybe make up a life screen
That you can slip into your brain
To transmit my thoughts and feelings

But whether it’s peeking through windows,
That helps you understand the words of a stocker,
Or listening to letters smashing against one another,
Listening perhaps to a mocker,
I could never recall once when I had to scribble,
Scribble a bunch of nonsense onto paper.

Paper that would stay blank for hours,
Days or even years,
Agitated I grew but still,
I would sit alone and cower from the trauma
Of not being able to make an alliteration or a simile
Consuming cries of creatures created by consonants.

Remorseful was I,
I who could not even punctuate a sentence,
Much less a paragraph,
Or even solve equations of math,
Without having to pause and think.

Thinking about what to do,
Thinking about what food I should choose
In a line full of bananas, cherries, and apples,
Full of stereotypes I could never concern myself with visualizing.

This free verse I am burdened with
Could not maneuver its way into your thoughts
Without having a Sheppard to guide it
Into the streams of forgotten syllables and hyperboles

Who am I to play around with your thoughts?
Your thoughts that are a thousand miles from mine,
Or perhaps I could make you see what I see?
Make you cross over to my side
To find the hidden words to a story,
The story that was my glory

The author's comments:
I wrote this for my class. Give me any feedback (:
I hope it's good !

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