Terrible, Self-Indulgent “Poetry” Vol. 3

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She Tries

She tries to be good

She is never enough

Hushed

Mussed

She tries to fit in

She is always too much

Awkward

Unheard

She tries to stand out

She is never on trend

Frumpy

Dumpy

She tries not to care

She is always too soft

Weakling

Freak thing.

She tries

She can’t

She tries

She won’t

She tries

She isn’t

She tries

She dies

 

On Greatness

First pain

Then fear

Then choice

What choice?

Death

Or devastation?

This is no slum

No favela

No third world shack

Clean house

Bright street

With trees and

Unbroken sidewalks

Liberty

Happiness

Life by Her torchlight

Not now

Lights out

A new dark age

The new poor

Spoonless

Silverless mouths

Is this it?

Did you win?

Are we Great Again?

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Other Writings

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I’m just finishing up my creative writing class and it’s been incredibly cathartic. I’ve already shared the poem I wrote for class, along with others I’ve written since. I’ve been writing non-stop (what up, Hamilton?) to the point where I’ve got notebooks squirreled away in different places so I always have one handy.

I thought I might like to post some of the pieces I’ve written for different genres in this class as well, because I really have to get over the phobia of letting other people see my writing. They’ll be on their own pages, not blog posts, so if you follow the blog I don’t know exactly how they’ll appear, but watch this space. Noth this specific space. Just the general area. You get the idea.