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

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
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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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member 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.
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much; I'm glad you liked it! :)
Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I do!
Mageofcats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
+Watch. ^_^
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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.  
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! And don't let other people discourage or silence you! 

LMW-Creations Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truely spoken words spoken by a wonderful - that is, most especially mentioned after reading this poem, in my own opinion - a wonderful poet.
Mosherchick Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I'm not really much of a poem person but this one caught my eye. Food for thought :-)
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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