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Letter to Individuality MAG
Individuality, dearest one,
What has become of you?
You are a flower so rare in this “modern” world.
Pray tell, were you hiding from the world again,
With Chivalry and Dignity, your secret friends?
It’s sad, the world without you.
Did you hear Hope is lost,
And Purity was taken?
What has happened to Forgiveness, you ask?
You’d best not know.
Chaos bullies Innocence,
And Sin rules supreme.
And poor Love and Romance,
The sisters are no more.
My dearest neighbors went away,
And Lust has moved next door.
Was run over by the band wagon.
And Faith, her fate worse than death –
The world believes her irrelevant.
Please, before more are taken,
Save the world, for it is shaken,
Teach us to think for ourselves,
So the Virtues may return.
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Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
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I restore myself when I'm alone -Maralin Monroe
iv'e always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they'd still say i'm a dark personality. - Tim Burton
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"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"
- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'
awesome job! I've been reading a lot of your stuff, and this has got to be my favorite so far. :D It flowed really well and I liked how you personified each virtue.
(PS- Do you think you can check out some of my stuff??)
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"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.'
James A. Baldwin
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"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends
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No one can hurt me without my permission.
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"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes
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dream as if you'll live forever
live as if you'll die tomorrow
i really like this!! i like the personification, and the way you describe the fate of all of the virtues once held sacred. my favorite part is the stanza about purity and forgiveness and such. its just so perfectly explained. the only two things that seem out of place are the part with modern in quotes, that just seems odd, like it could be phrased better. and the second one is individuality... i like the premise, but how does that have to do with the virtues? maybe im was just missing it.
but either way this is an exceptionally writen poem. ill be looking for your books of poetry in stores in a few years ;)
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"Thou art my life, my love, my heart,
The very eyes of me:
And hast command of every part
To live and die for thee."
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\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin
\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"
\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"
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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R
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Real friends are like diamonds true and rare.
Fake friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere.
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Wow! 2 mags!
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If life gives you lemons. Paint them green and pretend they're limes.
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"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."