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Write for today
And like it’s all
That’ll be left of you
Tomorrow.

Never write for popularity.
Write with clarity, but
‘Don’t make everything said’.

Write a million things;
An ode to the voice
Inside your head,
An elegy for the living,
A carpe diem for the dead.

Write to tell
People going
Through hell,
To just keep
Going;
They’ll find a way out.

Don’t write for approval,
Or judgement;
That way misery lies.
Poetry can’t be judged,
Not properly –
It’s subjective,
Different to
Different eyes.

Write for yourself;
Doesn’t matter if it’s
Good enough for
Anyone else.

You’ll never be Shakespeare.
But he’d never
Have been you;
Pour your heart into it,
That’s the best
That you can do.
'Don't make everything said' is a quote from Evelyn Waugh, giving advice to a friend on writing. 

Thanks for reading! :)
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GrammarChecker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
  Outstanding work.
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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ariellethefish Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   Writer
Beautiful♥︎
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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ariellethefish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Writer
KedfgykFYUGrukfgy you actually responded.

I mean, uhm, I mean, I totally didn't stalk your deviant art and I'm totally not trying to act cool >.>
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I respond to every comment (or try to where it's possible!) :D

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Writertiger Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a writer, and i believe that this gave me all the reasons to keep going. It is very nice!
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Writer
You’ll never be Shakespeare.
But he’d never 
Have been you;
Pour your heart into it,
That’s the best 
That you can do.


So so simple yet so so beautiful :clap: 
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, it reflects so much of my own thoughts. It's nice to see others with some of the same viewpoints.
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much; I'm glad you liked it! :)
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I do!
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Mageofcats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
+Watch. ^_^
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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lovemondotrasho Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful little piece.  This is everything I told myself when I started writing, although I was a bit discouraged from doing so because of the opinions from other people.  

I relate to this poem on such a personal level; I really don't have any words.  I'm speechless at how perfectly this captured my first thoughts on writing.  
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! And don't let other people discourage or silence you! 

:hug:
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LMW-Creations Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Truely spoken words spoken by a wonderful - that is, most especially mentioned after reading this poem, in my own opinion - a wonderful poet.
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Mosherchick Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not really much of a poem person but this one caught my eye. Food for thought :-)
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LadyNoiraile Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I really liked that last stanza. It's very clever, almost wise, and perfectly sums up a positive, motivating poem.
This was fun to read. Meow :3 
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Super great !:)))))))))
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
wellcome
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ElectricViolet52 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I like the fourth stanza Love 
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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Amanda-1-Brown Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Good poem! It should hold up everyone
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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KnightsAndDragons Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful words. 
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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FanyCool Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! good job:)
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the beginning. Choose to let go of the shadows of yesterday.
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No Problem. :)
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Pseudonym-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so good! I love the lines "An elegy for the living, a carpe diem for the dead" :D
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:iconcorporaterockwhore:
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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Pseudonym-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem :D
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sonicyoaifangirl1904 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
WAOH! i love this this is so deep! :iconsonicthehedgehogplz:
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :iconsonichappyplz:
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sonicyoaifangirl1904 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
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zirman113 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I saw this on the front page and almost ignored it. Almost. I actually went back from checking my inbox to read it because it interested me. I'm glad I went back, this was a fantastic read!

I especially loved that last bit about Shakespeare!
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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Jaxy411 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thanks. :D I really needed this. 
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:glomp:
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Rejvaik Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
well done!
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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Kit-1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
This is exquisite. Absolutely exquisite. :) Wonderful writing.
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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :hug:
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Kit-1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
You're entirely welcome, thank you for posting this. ^^
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