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Develop insomnia. Develop
problems with substance abuse,
nothing serious, but enough
that I can say “write drunk,
edit sober” and mean it.
Drink tea. Write about drinking
tea. Take up smoking, ignore
the thoughts about it being
a slower suicide. Write about
suicide. Don’t mean it.
Write about sunsets and
ink veins. Mean it.

Fall in love with someone
who will never love me back.
Lament. Write a million
crappy poems and two good
ones. Never show him.
Move on. Write a few more
bad poems. Fall in love with
someone perfect. Screw it up.
Fall in love with someone awful.
Call him perfect. Screw it up.

Cry. Cry for the inevitable,
the way my family never
loved me right, the way my
first kiss was regrettable
at best, the way my therapist
says my depression is a demon
taking over me. Cry for the
changeable, the way
I hate my body and my writing
and everything I live to be.

Use clichés. Live clichés,
breathe clichés, be
a cliché. Write a poem
about how much I hate
clichés. Don’t mean it.

Acquire talents for:
narcissism, eloquence,
self-aggrandizement, denial,
and holding my liquor. Write
about places I’ve never been
and people I’ve never known
because I dreamt about it
once, and it felt real,

talk about depression.
Talk about anxiety.
Talk about love and
other drugs, use the word
fuck at least ten times.
Talk about the emptiness
inside of me and all
the things I tried
to fill it up with;

become a writer, instead.
I think it would be really fantastic if a lot of people could write a poem like this with their own ideas about being a writer and use a similar title so I could read them all and fall in love with them (hinthintHINT)

also because I love ~ChloroformBoy's style
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:icongeorgiafern:
GeorgiaFern Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Writer
I love the fact people are still taking up your challenge <3 
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
me too :love:
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:iconsurrealcachinnation:
SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Writer
Fall in love with someone awful.
Call him perfect.  Screw it up.


I went through that stage, too.  It was unpleasant and completely necessary.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I`m loving your poems :)
*Saved to my favourites
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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:iconphoenixheart902:
PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You`re welcome :)
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:iconwannabeliterate:
wannabeliterate Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Have you succeded so far?
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
mostly
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:iconphoenixofwinterfell:
PhoenixOfWinterfell Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Writer
Love the poem and love the idea :D (by the way, thanks for the inspiration. I found this style really addicting. phoenixofwinterfell.deviantart… )
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