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Inspiration October 26, 2008

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Where do I get my inspiration? Life.

Is there anything from my life that I wouldn’t right about, on the ground of it being to personal? Hasn’t happened yet.

Just yesterday I wrote a one act play on how I am cheating on my boyfriend. This is going to be a public piece of writing, as I have to perform it in front of the class. Not only does it bring up the fact that I am cheating, but it also implies that I have a crush on a certain close friend of mine, who just happens to be acting in said play.

I’ve written poems for class (and otherwise) about teachers that I’ve had crushes on.

There’s been many a short story based on a guy who a was obsessed with and constantly psychologically abused me. Heck, that was most of the literary work written in middle school, including those used for certain portions of standardized tests.

So, no, there is nothing that has been left unwritten, not scrutinized by the public eye.

For I am a writer. I can’t help it. If what you’re doing is so horrible that you do not want it written down, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it. I will not censor myself nor my writing for you.


Front Porch Poet October 23, 2008

Never was I a front porch poet
enthralled by setting sun
watching cars and people pass
as soon as suppers done.
Nor have I stared hard at the moon
going line by line
waiting for inspiration
a falling leaf to catch my eye.
The reason being simply
I cannot stand the crowd
a silent passer’s curiosity
at once becomes so loud.
A raised brow, a turning head
my ever rising fear
that my deaf words have fallen
upon a third, unkindly ear.
My writing, it goes quiet
yet not from lack of words
even the most hidden of poets
draw spectators in herds.

This was the first poem that was deemed acceptable by the writing community. And when I see writing community, I of course mean the wonderful folks at About.com’s poetry forum.