Peer Review by Ava Marie (Canada)

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art... ist

By: miherseed


Poets are the greatest dancers of the century 
They dance around the point with unmatched eloquency
They describe how much the grass is colored green
Then they use another shade of green
To describe the same green grass

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m important, unique, and fun.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
Praised for the minimal work that I’ve done.

Writers put a lot of effort in telling their stories
They daydream about concepts and productivity
“To die was an art” because you don’t have a personality
What they lack in originality 
They compensate with an English degree

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
For self-expression, individuality.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
The poster-child of meritocracy.

Artists like to think that they give hope to humanity
They find beauty in spite of the rife negativity
Their canvas is proportional to the size of their head
They put a piece of themselves in each of their pieces
That’s why they get to call them “masterpieces”

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m young and wild and free
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I don’t have a stable salary

My craft will continue to outlive my name
My work will survive as my body decays
My mind will be known and my genius be shown
And my self will be thrown away
My pages preserved and my books are reserved
My verses rewrote and my words are adored
My paintings restored and my canvas reborn
And I’m reduced to an underscore

Because I’m...

A poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m important, unique, and fun.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
Praised for the minimal work that I’ve done.

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
For self-expression, individuality
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
The poster-child of meritocracy

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m young and wild and free
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I don’t have a stable salary

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.
I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.

I’m a poet. A writer. An artist.


Peer Review

This piece is extremely well written (I wish I had this kind of talent). It completely wraps up the life of a writer and the struggles of their craft while also making sure the reader/listener knows that, as much of a pain it can be sometimes, we write because we love it. It is our art, our form of expression, and our escape.


I absolutely adore the first verse. It's very impactful and brings you strait through to the message and meaning of the song.


I don't think so, this piece was perfectly for me.


I love it! Though to be honest, I read it more like a spoken word piece. Have you ever listened to spoken word poetry before? If you haven't (or if you have) I would highly recommend listening to Shayne Koyczan. He has plenty of really great ones, but I know that at least one of them is set to music and has backup vocals and your song would be really cool if it were set up like that. But, it's just my opinion, and it's great either way. Just thought I'd give you something to think about.


Reviewer Comments

Also you said that you would give people reviews if they wanted, and I have this short story that I'm really proud of that I posted a few days ago called The Thought of Freedom, and I was wondering (if you have the time and would like to) if you would review it? I love getting feedback on my work, critiques are basically why I started on this site in the first place. I think you are a very talented writer also. But again, you don't have to if you don't want to. Thanks.