This Is Not An Essay

A Poem By Madeline // 3/21/2013

this is not an essay like i was supposed to write. because sometimes ideas caress your brain until you get them right. and even though i should right now be forcing bland facts out--well, i can't help but write something i actually care about.

one day i'll find an essay that i know i'll want to write. and many people will read it and they'll say how i am right. and even as i write this and it's slowly thinning out--at least i've written something that i actually care about.

this is not an essay and i hope that that's okay.
for now i'm keen to poetry, but i'm certain that one day
i'll find something that stirs something new inside my heart
this is not an essay, but the essay isn't far

Comments

That was cute :) and your

That was cute :) and your stuff is always worth reading!!!

Erin | Thu, 03/21/2013

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:D

This was good, I liked how it flowed.
I'm sure the uncapitalized 'I's were intention? LOL! It was just a little painful for me... I'm like seriously addicted with capitalization. Haha... I'm... like..."i" IT BURNS ME!!! LOL! Haha!
Other than struggling with the uncapitalized "I"s it was fantastic ;)

Kassady | Thu, 03/21/2013

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Erin--Oh, thank you! :) I

Erin--Oh, thank you! :) I really appreciate it. The same goes for you!

Kass--LOL! Yeah, intentional. I didn't have a sudden bout of capitalization-forgetfulness. ;D Sometimes I like to use the lower case 'i', as a kind of style. But if I ever start doing that in my regular writing, please, feel free to hit me upside the head! LOL!! Haha! Thanks.

Thank you both!

Madeline | Fri, 03/22/2013

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Erin--Oh, thank you! :) I

Erin--Oh, thank you! :) I really appreciate it. The same goes for you!

Kass--LOL! Yeah, intentional. I didn't have a sudden bout of capitalization-forgetfulness. ;D Sometimes I like to use the lower case 'i', as a kind of style. But if I ever start doing that in my regular writing, please, feel free to hit me upside the head! LOL!! Haha! Thanks.

Thank you both!

Madeline | Fri, 03/22/2013

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

I like!

I love it! And I agree with Erin - it's really cute! I love the flow and the rhyming. Plus I really like your topic. Poetry is more fun than most essays anyways. :)

Elizabeth Anne | Sun, 03/24/2013

See him with his books:
Tree beside the brooks,
Drinking at the root
Till the branch bear fruit.
See him with his pen:
Written line, and then,
Better thought preferred,
Deep from in the Word.
~John Piper

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