Poetry Project

by - 1:59 PM

Ever since the Black and White Photo and Writing Contest I've been writing and taking pictures and editing stuff. I love writing poetry just as much as I love writing a novel. The thing is: with a novel I know when my writing is bad. With poetry I don't. But I decided to take a leap of faith and start publishing some poetry here every month. I hope you can relate to some of the things I'll be posting over the next couple of months.

Sometimes doubt creeps up on me
When I think I've done something wrong
Will people look down on me
For something that I've done?

Am I a bad person?
Do I display Greed?
When I see my pay check
And think of how much I still need?

Am I a bad person?
Do I display Pride?
When I walk around after winning a contest
With a smile I just can't hide?

Am I a bad person?
Do I display Envy?
When I cringe as my friend kisses his girlfriend
Right next to me?

Am I a bad person?
 Do I display Lust?
When I hold his hand in the streets
Do you only see a slutty crust?

Am I a bad person?
Do I display Gluttony?
When I see an almost empty package
And decide to eat the last cookie?

Am I a bad person?
Do I display Sloth?
When I take a break after midterms
And do nothing instead of a lot?

Am I a bad person?
Do I display Wrath?
When injustice is done to a friend
Who's never done anything bad?

I look at myself
And see what they can't see
I see the reason why I do what I do
A bad person? That's not me

I am not a bad person
Greed? I'm just thinking about
My uncles in PA whom I promised to visit
But with this little money I can't help but doubt

I am not a bad person
Pride? I've finally found some confidence!
Now that I've found it I want to show it
Doesn't that make sense?

I am not a bad person
Envy? I just show that I care
Because I worry that she'll dump him
Right then and there

I am not a bad person
Lust? I just need to hold on tight
When I'm afraid I'll lose him
Who brought the light in my life

I am not a bad person
Gluttony? I just appreciate my food
And if no one wants that last stale cookie
It doesn't mean it's not good

I am not a bad person
Sloth? We all need a break 
So we have time for ourselves and talk to others
Over a cup of tea and a piece of cake

I am not a bad person
Wrath? If the wrong thing to do
Is standing up for your loved once
I think the real problem here is you!

It's long. It's far from perfect. But I enjoyed writing it. I hope you enjoyed reading.
Stay Awesome!

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6 Fellow Ramblers

  1. Saying I'm dense in poetry department would be an understatement because I wouldn't recognize poetry if it danced in front of me..but this was amazing..It was long but I couldn't stop reading it..I think it is really well written :)
    PS- If you won a contest you have all the right in world to rub it in others face :P (kidding)

    Neal Kind
    Daily Diaries

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you :) Your comment means a lot to me and it really encourages me to post some more of my poetry in the months to come!
      And I think I've already rubbed my win in others faces enough, but I did enjoy it. It feels good to see people appreaciate what you do :)

  2. This is amazing! You should definitely write more like this (:

    1. Thank you, I'm defenitiley going to post more poetry in the future, now that I've gotten two very kind and positive comments already :)

  3. Didn't read the poem yet. But I will! I just wanted to say, thank you for the follow and nice comment on my blog.
    Can't wait to catch up on yours! :D You seem really sweet.


    1. Thank you :) I hope to be catching up on your blog soon, too!
      Let me know what you think about my writing :)


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