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December 24, 2012
By MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray


I flee from reality,
To a land,
Where although not everyone is happy,
I am.
I steal from the pages,
Bound in a leather cage,
Happiness,
In a selfish,
Unforgivable way.


The author's comments:
I love to read, but I feel I am being selfish, taking joy from someone else's suffering.

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on Feb. 17 2014 at 9:19 pm
lordfarquad BRONZE, Arlen, Texas
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on Mar. 15 2013 at 8:04 pm
Another well written poem! i really enjoyed this one as well. Great job

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on Feb. 19 2013 at 1:37 am
EMarie GOLD, Joplin, Missouri
19 articles 7 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Courage comes in all sizes, but fits only a few.
What is wise is not always right and what is right is not always wise.
Knowing what is wrong and right is not choosing which to fight.
-All of these are by me

HEY!! I DECIDED TO CHECK SOME OF YOUR WORK OUT!! THIS IS SO DEAD ON!!! I LOVE BOOKS!! THEY SMELL REALLY REALLY GOOD! AND YOUR POEM IS SUPERMEGAFOXYAWESOMEHOT!! OKAY, BYE!! FANGIRL AWAY!!!!!!!

on Jan. 29 2013 at 7:54 pm
Lady_Teribithea GOLD, LaPorte, Colorado
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This is great! I love your description!

on Jan. 23 2013 at 5:03 pm
prolifepacifist, Cheverie, Other
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LoudDreamer, I agree. 

on Jan. 1 2013 at 6:52 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

Aww, thank you.

on Jan. 1 2013 at 6:10 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Wow this is... this is beautiful. You expressed this perfectly, and I really do understand what you mean. I really enjoy this poem. I think it might be one of my favorites on TI.

on Jan. 1 2013 at 5:41 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

Thank you. I read other peoples poetry and I think, I feel exactly like that, but I never would have been able to write that! It is just a weirdo thing that makes sharing poems so much more fantstic!

on Jan. 1 2013 at 5:17 pm
FauxedTea BRONZE, Denver, Pennsylvania
2 articles 3 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
'We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.' -Andre Berthiaume

*beautifully. Haha, I use 'beautiful' a bit too much, but your poems truly are.

on Jan. 1 2013 at 5:16 pm
FauxedTea BRONZE, Denver, Pennsylvania
2 articles 3 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
'We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.' -Andre Berthiaume

I really enjoy reading your work! Your ideas are so new, yet so universal to writers. You write of what every poet feels yet can't express as beautfiully as this. Purely beautiful.

on Dec. 31 2012 at 9:12 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

thank you so much!

on Dec. 30 2012 at 11:58 pm
Angelic_Kitten_Gwenyth BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
1 article 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't take your life seriously. It's not like anyone gets out alive after all

It's funny. I see what you mean and I nevery thought of it that way. I like it. Creative:)

on Dec. 30 2012 at 5:40 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

Write that into a poem, and you will get Editor's Choice for sure!

on Dec. 30 2012 at 4:01 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Ah! I read this comment last night and was crazy to reply, but I was on my nook. How do I explain this? Perhaps you arent religious, but I believe humans were created and made in the image of their creator. Because of this, we long to make and make things like ourselves. We make things with struggles, because we struggle. It isn't sadistic when we appreciate it, it is appreciating the universalness of suffering, of loving to see them in the happiness we dont have, and feeling the compainionship in the trials we share. Think of it this way: if you close the book, and don't open it again, they are trapped in time: frozen and deprived of the only life they could possibly have, the life your imagination as you read gives them.

on Dec. 29 2012 at 7:51 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

Hey, I apprecieat your comments. They make me feel good about my poetry. I feel guilty when I read a book, because I am leaving the problems with my life so I can revel in something that isn't real...

on Dec. 29 2012 at 7:46 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Lol! I don't think of it that way. There is something delightful in suspense. The troubles of characters put us on the egde of our seats with a pretend worry, but we enjoy it, because its pretend. I don't feel guilty when I enjoy a good book, but I can see how someone might. I love this poem anyway, because its delightfully simple, smooth, and about my favorite subject, escaping into a literary world! The slanted rhymes are good, and unlike some of the other poems ive read lately, it makes sense. this put a smile on my face!