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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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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.
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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  New member 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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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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CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! And don't let other people discourage or silence you! 

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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.
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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 :-)
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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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