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Old 05-03-2006, 02:54 AM   #1
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so, two of my poems are being published locally in a publication put out by a college around here. im quite proud of that. heres the two poems that are being published (that i wrote last year, incidentally):
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Anti

Let'* up the anti-
it'* in now, anyway
anti-americanism
anti-war
anti-homosexuality
anti-christianity
anti-everything
because to be part of a group
part of a culture
makes me a sell-out
in a world full of subdivision;
a culture comprised of counter-cultures.

Call me old-fashioned, but
being self-absorbed is -
being a brat is -
being a **** is -
NOT something to be admired
or advertised.

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i liked that one. but this next one... wait for the kicker at the end.
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Never

I was supposed to aspire to be you.
King of the world,
and the strongest man on top of it.
But no,
You had no time for me,
my brother,
or my mom.
You made time for her.
Explain it to mom, will you
how it is
that I have a half-brother my own age.
and now I'm grown
You tell me you had no choice
for 17 years
YOU had no choice.
Your explanations can't
won't
replace you
or what you should have been.

Now,
I have no time for you.
and if I did,
You wouldnt like what i have to say.

I have no time for you.

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So, poems over. but heres the kicker. he died yesterday. and its being published. comes out TOMORROW.
im ****.
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wow, seems like there is a lot of truthful meaning behind your poems.

Nicely done.
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nice... but dont write any 'bout me ok?? please??ROFL


And anti is spelled ante in that usage
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its a play on language. anti = prefix that the poem is about.

dont worry, i wont write any about you. man, you should read some of that stuff i wrote about my ex.
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I'm not much into poetry, but congrats!! Anytime your work is recognized, it'* a great feeling...
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its a play on language. anti = prefix that the poem is about.

dont worry, i wont write any about you. man, you should read some of that stuff i wrote about my ex.
ohhh....hook us up.
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Great Poems. Congrats!!

So tell us, how did you get to the point of publishing? Lets here the story.
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i enrolled in a class last yeasr with one of the editors. it was a creative writing class, so one time we were given a writing assignment to write a short work using the words "Red Barette". i wrote the following poem:

Faerie Tale

a singular shot of color
in her snow-white hair
a memory
of a forgotten love

let it go, dear one
there will be no prince
to rescue you
from your sleepless nights

your night will find you
alone and awake
still waiting
with a red barette


so the way the class was set up, we traded works with everyone else in class, took a week to read over it all and analyze it, then came back and talked to everyone about what they wrote. the poem went over well, and the editor asked me to bring in a couple other works for her to read over. i took those two poems in, and she told me i should submit them. i did, and they were accepted.
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Congratulations!!! I like to write poetry but I can only write it if I am either very angry or very happy. I have had a dry spell for the past several months but when I was going through the divorce I wrote some hellacious poems about him.
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