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Oxygen

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


A true poet,
Lives, eats, and breathes poetry.
Words are as valuable,
As diamonds,
But yet,
They are worth more,
Because words aren't a luxury to us,
They are oxygen,
While pen and paper,
Are our lungs.


The author's comments:
This is how I feel about poetry, and I know a lot of you out there feel the same way.

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on Feb. 17 2014 at 9:22 pm
jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
27 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
I write to be the characters that I'm not.

nice! short and sweet!  

on Feb. 17 2014 at 9:20 pm
lordfarquad BRONZE, Arlen, Texas
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LEL HA GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

on Mar. 15 2013 at 8:31 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

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

That means so much to me, you are an amazing writer. Thank you for reading my work, it means a lot =D

on Mar. 15 2013 at 8:03 pm
I'm going to be honest, I read this and didn't believe it would meet my standards, but this was phenomenal. i really enjoyed reading this, and you did an amazing job writing it.

on Feb. 15 2013 at 7:36 pm
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 articles 20 photos 342 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

I love this poem so much , it's very touching 

on Jan. 29 2013 at 11:27 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, thanks!

on Jan. 29 2013 at 8:02 pm
Lady_Teribithea GOLD, LaPorte, Colorado
14 articles 3 photos 27 comments
Wow. Your work is great. I'm very impressed with your writing. This is super powerful. I'm inspired, actually.

on Jan. 23 2013 at 6:29 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'll definetly be checking out your work when you submit more as well.

jess14 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 23 2013 at 6:27 pm
jess14 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve"

this is exactly how i feel about poems too! Amazng job

on Jan. 23 2013 at 4:59 pm
prolifepacifist, Cheverie, Other
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Wow!  This poem is just so powerful!  I can't explain how powerful it is!  Power just oozes out of it!  It's like you instilled the power of oxygen into this poem!  And powerful poems come from powerful poets, so all the more power to you! 

on Jan. 16 2013 at 10:55 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 Jan. 16 2013 at 12:06 am
yeahthatsme GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
19 articles 1 photo 6 comments
LOVE!!!!!! so much power into such a short piece its amazing!

on Jan. 11 2013 at 6:49 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

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

Thanks : )

on Jan. 10 2013 at 9:09 pm
spiritwriter GOLD, Hicksville, New York
12 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not a matter of "can I change the world," it's about "how do I want to change the world?""
-Severn Cullis-Suzuki

this poem is awesome!

on Dec. 31 2012 at 9:11 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

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

Pretty much!

on Dec. 31 2012 at 12:01 am
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

this is good. keep writing poetry or you'll die from lack of oxygen:)

on Dec. 30 2012 at 5:45 pm
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

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

WOAH!!! I didn't mean you shouldn't share your poems, they are fantastic! I was just saying people will have an admiration for them on a different level, they will connect with them more. You should definetly submit poems, if not for Editor's Choice, for me! Btw, can you look at my poem Death? The title sucks, but I think the actual poem is good.

on Dec. 30 2012 at 3:53 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

I'll bet, and hey! Thankyou for the advice. from now on, I'll look at my works a little more closely before I put them on. If they are a little too personal in the way it runs, I'll consider keeping it to myself. I'll focus on learing to be inclusive as well as uniqe.

on Dec. 29 2012 at 7:47 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, most of my poems have a short, powerful style.  I was sooo excited when I learned it was an Editors choice!

on Dec. 29 2012 at 7:33 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

Whoh! THAT is good. It's short, yeah, but I like it. It's a good metaphor, and the last three lines were powerful. I'm soooo jealous!