Defeat | Teen Ink


February 14, 2010
By Destyni BRONZE, Edmonton, Other
Destyni BRONZE, Edmonton, Other
4 articles 0 photos 6 comments

It's gone.
Every bit of talent,
has been sapped from my soul.
What happened
to make me,
writing prodege
quake at the sight of a blank page?

How is it possible
that I can't manage more than a few weak sentances
and sloppy prose
when just a little while ago
I was on my way?

I'm empty
now, a shell of what
I could have been.
Talentless, and afraid of the words
I used to love so much.

Hubris is the final death stroke
to the way I used to life.
Pride keeps me from trying
for fear of failing.

Can i gain back what I've lost?
I doubt it.

The author's comments:
iUncertainty is something all writer face. Sometimes its inevitable that it will ruin your work. You've just got to get over it.

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Sarbear GOLD said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 4:18 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

Wow, you're right, every write wonders if their work is as good as it sounds to them. I personally liked this poem and I hope you keep writing! Good luck and make sure you look at my poems, too.