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Letter to Individuality MAG

October 15, 2008
By EmilytheAuthor DIAMOND, St. Francisville, Louisiana
EmilytheAuthor DIAMOND, St. Francisville, Louisiana
55 articles 20 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. -dr. seuss

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.

And Imagination
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.

Always yours,

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on Oct. 2 2009 at 3:33 pm
SurvivoroftheWorld GOLD, Malvern, Pennsylvania
16 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
The answer to my riddle is the letter n ;)

This was just stunning.. absolutely amazing! you have real talent keep it up!!

coretha GOLD said...
on Sep. 19 2009 at 8:40 pm
coretha GOLD, Houston, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
sweet things come in dreams...(cj franklin)

that was real good...

go and check out my work

on May. 22 2009 at 1:43 am
makemewhtuwant BRONZE, Wheatley Hieghts, New York
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment
this is so amazing

i loved it=]

on May. 22 2009 at 1:22 am
I feel exactly the same way. luved it. ur awesome

on May. 21 2009 at 11:59 pm
ScreamingOutLoud GOLD, Cumberland, Rhode Island
17 articles 0 photos 7 comments
This has to be one of the most amazing poems i've ever read. you are truly gifted. Please keep your individuality and continue to remind the worl how important it truely is.

on May. 21 2009 at 11:31 pm
Griffinwing SILVER, Manchester, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 37 comments
This is excellent, a sure taste of imagination. Good job and let's have another!

on May. 21 2009 at 9:58 pm
Pink_Butterfly, FC, Other
0 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf."
- Albert Schweitzer.

Emily, this was seriously a wonderful poem. I really loved it. True and blunt =) good job, keep writing. =) --Brittanyxo; <3

on May. 21 2009 at 5:59 pm
BlackMoonWhiteSky PLATINUM, Cedar Park, Texas
44 articles 3 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thus is life, live it, or die trying!

This was so wonderfully blunt, I love it. And the clarity of the truth in the words is not hampered by the imagery.

on May. 21 2009 at 5:53 pm
totalbookworm96 BRONZE, Granger, Indiana
1 article 0 photos 22 comments
really really really good. its the kind of poem you wish you had written :)

on May. 21 2009 at 5:16 pm
EmilytheAuthor DIAMOND, St. Francisville, Louisiana
55 articles 20 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. -dr. seuss

thanks everyone for all the great feedback! If anyone wants to read poems not published in TeenInk written by me, please check out my blog, Treadingwatertoday.blogspot.com


on May. 21 2009 at 2:50 pm
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
4 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I love this poem! I love it! LOVE IT!!!!! I love this poem! Five Stars! I totally agree with what it's saying! I so want a copy of this!


on Apr. 23 2009 at 9:38 pm
Smorgy1504 BRONZE, Westport, Massachusetts
4 articles 2 photos 5 comments
i like your poems theyre rlly good like ur style is very different

Escaped GOLD said...
on Apr. 22 2009 at 4:38 pm
Escaped GOLD, Litchfield, Illinois
19 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Lets go make daisy chains in the grass, but only if its 74 degrees or above. I would like to fall in love with you." (:

I Love this soo much. I am almost speechless lol. Wonderful work my dear. Please continue (:

BrokenBeats said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 2:57 am
WOW NO WAY I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


on Apr. 19 2009 at 7:56 pm
fiveinside GOLD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
14 articles 2 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit if there are footprints on the moon." ~unknown

I love it! it's so creative, and i love how it's written like a letter!

on Apr. 16 2009 at 7:09 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

very clever and inspiring the same time

momo said...
on Apr. 8 2009 at 11:47 pm
I also really liked the third stanza. Its a poem that really makes you think about the world today. Really amazing writing.

KLD1992 GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2009 at 9:07 pm
KLD1992 GOLD, Bradford, Massachusetts
10 articles 10 photos 30 comments
i love this ;)

Nyx.. SILVER said...
on Apr. 7 2009 at 3:06 pm
Nyx.. SILVER, Greenfield, Indiana
9 articles 0 photos 13 comments
Wow. I loved this. :)

on Apr. 2 2009 at 5:09 pm
Rose Wolf SILVER, Boise, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments
very creative. I like the third stanza especially.