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The problem with writing my poems

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Aenimal
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0 posted 12-13-2002 10:56 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Thinking about it I've found that very rarely can i write from a perspective of joy or of beauty. It seems I can't write unless I am purging something deep within, which leads me to wonder. Do I really have any talent to write or is it only a talent to complain in verse? I sometimes wonder if you're all just sitting there thinking "Oh great, here he goes again.." lol Thanks for reading them though I appreciate it!



Take Care thanks for the ear..er..eyes

Raph


[This message has been edited by Aenimal (12-13-2002 11:34 PM).]

Midnitesun
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1 posted 12-14-2002 01:10 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

? I need to go back and reread your poems I guess, for I never see you as a complainer or whiner or a downer. You ARE definitely a very fine poet. I believe you have the ability to write about any subject you choose. Sometimes we go through phases, at least I do. I often think my poetry is pablum...a brand of baby cereal so bland it would make you gag if you tasted it. LOL.
Sometimes I think my stuff sucks and people are just being polite to me because I read their stuff. It happens to all of us here once in a while, that we doubt our abilities, that we doubt our competence.
Poetry is so subjective, Raph. I like a variety, and there is so much variety here that I never get bored reading.
Anyway, I enjoy your posts, and consider you an exceptionally good writer.
Now stop whining and go write some more poetry, or prose.
And join the adult forum for some fun. Ask a mderator to 'let you in.'  
Aenimal
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2 posted 12-14-2002 01:12 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Thanks for the pep talk midnite will do
serenity blaze
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3 posted 12-14-2002 08:58 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

funny thing

I don't even think about WHY I am writing.


tssk...

damn...

hmmm...

y'mean we have to have a reason???

Christopher help me with the quote dear?

"There is no try. There is only 'do'."

(guess i'll go hit that long short story on the word prog? huh?)
Salty
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4 posted 12-14-2002 11:20 AM       View Profile for Salty   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Salty

I think it's always easier to write when we are excited or emotional about something. Plus that always helps sort out our feelings. I know when I went through my divorce I wrote many things aobut how I was feeling, and that really helped me. It may have been boring reads for some, but it cleansed me.  I have to admit though some of the really cool poetry is written about ordianry things. When someone takes something about ever day life and makes poetry out of it.

In the Midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
--Deepak Chop

vlraynes
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5 posted 12-14-2002 11:39 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Serenity...

    "Try not.
     Do, or do not.
     There is no try."
              ~Yoda

Aenimal
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6 posted 12-14-2002 12:41 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

thanks for the responses, maybe i'm just sorting things out in my own way. A journey through poetry.Thanks for joining me on the ride though
A Tone of Voice
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7 posted 12-15-2002 09:26 PM       View Profile for A Tone of Voice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Tone of Voice

I totally understand, when I was a kid I kept a diary which I didn't write often. The majority of the time I wrote in it when I was troubled. It seems when I was joyful I didn't need to write I was too busy being happy ~wheeee~; like yourself it seems I write about situations that are emotional and heart wrenching more often than joy~

With that said I have a feeling you have a great deal of talent and it's not just a matter of venting by verse, but even if that was the case, that would be fine. This is what I enjoy about sharing my poetry with others, the interaction, the knowing, as diverse and unique as we are, we share common ground and to me that is comforting. *Smile*

~Atov

~I envy those who have perfected the art of being~

~A~Tov

Kosetsu
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8 posted 12-16-2002 06:55 PM       View Profile for Kosetsu   Email Kosetsu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kosetsu

I know what you mean.  I'm not satisfied with a happy or joyous poem.  They always seem fake and unrealistic when I write them, so I stick to my gloomy woe-is-me's and verbal bashings of modern society.

On the other hand, sadness is one of the most beautiful things to me (call me morbid, twisted, or just plain strange, but someone crying is more beautiful than if they're smiling to me), so in my own viewpoint, I write about beauty all the time.

Ah well...nothing wrong with gloom.  There's gotta be someone to play loyal opposition to all these crazy happy people.

-Adam
Aenimal
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9 posted 12-17-2002 02:15 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Thank you Tone appreciate the kind words and thoughts my poetry is a diary of sorts

Kosetsu I agree there is beauty in sadness and also in anger. To prize one emotion and negate all others just never felt right.
 
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