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  • Nikola Pajtic Rookie - 1st Stage (9/21/2014 11:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi everybody?I started writing songs when I was 16...Now I m 24...I m from Serbia, but I write songs in english...
    I would like you to tell me, what do you think of this little thingy :)

    Tell me..Will you dance for rain tonight?
    Ask her to remedy your scars...
    And before it touches the ground...
    Cut her open with your smile...

    Tell me...Is your darkness any brighter
    When I hold your hand?
    Does your heart beat any faster
    When you know, love commands...

    Tell me...won`t you tickle the evil that lies under your bed?
    Put your walls of sorrow down, and enjoy the show,
    Ask it to ravage the souls of ones who left you for dead..
    And your sun will shine before tomorrow...

    Tell you revel in those blue notes that you play?
    Ask them to ease your mind...
    And before the echo reaches your ears
    Silence it with your tears...

    Tell it morning already?.

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/21/2014 10:49:00 AM) Post reply

    Writing poetry gives an opportunity of expressing feelings of the events we noticed, observed, and came to know about and the important events we looks in our own angles and perfect forum to inter act with noble minds.

  • Aidan Cost Rookie - 1st Stage (9/20/2014 6:18:00 AM) Post reply

    My latest poem, I could use some constructive criticism alongside some compliments if there are any to be had, they would be most appreicated. thank you

  • Mahmoud Tayyeb Rookie - 1st Stage (9/19/2014 11:57:00 AM) Post reply

    the night
    I wite thee
    on the moon shine!
    in the morning
    you are born
    from a ray...

  • Abekah Emmanuel Freshman - 2nd Stage (9/19/2014 8:54:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    When I write, I ask my heart, are you beating?Indeed, I expect my poems to be emotional.

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  • Mahmoud Tayyeb Rookie - 1st Stage (9/19/2014 6:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    " When I was a child"

    When I was a child
    I said
    If grow up
    I must
    Be alive
    To be devoted…
    But now
    I’ve grow up
    I understand that
    I must be devoted
    To be alive!

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  • Alex Adeoye Rookie - 1st Stage (9/18/2014 5:49:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I don't plan poem, its occurs by chance.
    when I join the train, before I reach my destination,
    meanings would have popped up.

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/19/2014 4:27:00 AM) Post reply

      I don't think that there are too many people who DO plan poetry. I know I normally don't

  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/17/2014 9:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    If someone seriously wants to write poetry, then he needs or she needs to read more and more poems to many poets and poetess. One can write poetry, but he or she needs to know other poets' styles... Thanks.

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/17/2014 12:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

      I would disagree with this completely. People should be allowed to create their own styles when writing. Trying to copy another's style is not helpful to writing development. Only by having their o ... more

  • Gajanan Mishra Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/17/2014 4:06:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Do write poetry my dear, till the door open for you. The door is within you my dear, knowk the door til the new poem come out.

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  • Mohammad Skati Bronze Star - 4th Stage (9/16/2014 3:11:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The more we write, the more we get experienced...The more we read, the more we get ready to write better poetry and so on.

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/17/2014 7:04:00 PM) Post reply

      Can be true but not always. Experience does not always mean you will write better. Only if you are prepared to learn will you do better.

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