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someone else

March 21, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 151 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

little wanderer
shaking your tin cup
you’re a waste of beauty and you
just can’t fix yourself
little poet
spend all your time trying
to erase mistakes you’ve made rather than
stitching up your story
little lover
blind to the beautiful world
seeing only someone else-
you’ll hurt yourself
little angel
on your moth wings
reaching for the light but
you’ll be burned

we’ll always be better
when we’re being someone else

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on Apr. 22 2013 at 6:57 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Wow, vivid powerful and filled with raw emotion. I felt every word. Please, Never. Stop. Writing.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 17 2013 at 1:24 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Once again, you capture a hopless feeling we human possess and try vainly to rid ourselves from it but inevitably we cannot do so. We try so hard to be ourselves that in the end we unknowingly become someone else. 

on Apr. 16 2013 at 2:30 pm
jonpettigrew SILVER, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
5 articles 0 photos 12 comments
I think it is better without rhythm

I liked how you made the last 2 lines really pop out by seperating  them from the rest

on Mar. 29 2013 at 12:50 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Great poem. I liked it. It could use a bit more of a rhythm, but really it nice.