Ava Marie

Canada

Hi I'm Ava
15
She/Her

Aspiring Author
Dancer
Rock Climber

Always laughing
Beatlemaniac
Favourite book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Bad jokes are the best!
I draw occasionally
I love constructive criticism!

Joined: 11/14/2020

Message from Writer

~Aspire to inspire~
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Go check out my amazing real-life little sister Peyton Feltham, and real-life friend kebivy!!!
Also, my very talented WtW friends Rival, SamRose, and BizzleWrites!!
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"Though my soul may set in darkness,
it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars
too fondly to be fearful
of the night."
-Sarah Williams
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"You have to be odd to be number one."
-Dr. Seuss
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"He said:
Don't you feel lonely living in your own little world?
She whispered:
Don't you feel powerless living in other people's worlds?"
-F.G.
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"I am under no obligation to make sense to you."
-Unknown
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"Tell the truth and make it rhyme."
-John Lennon

Something to Write About (link to performance in footnotes)

April 21, 2021

I guess you could say I’m lucky.
My home life is great and I’ve never been bullied
I’ve never done drugs,
And, other than the smallest sips from my mom’s wine when I was younger,
I’ve never drinken alcohol. 
And I know these are all good things,
But it seems like the people who’ve seen the worst of the night,
Love the sunrise so much more,
And can write poems that they don’t feel the need to erase.
So sometimes I feel like creativity just slammed its door in my face.

I don’t suffer from anxiety, depression or ADHD,
I don’t have major insecurities or a disability.
The only problem with this is;
I have nothing to write about!

Most poetry is written about love or overcoming something,
But I’ve never been in love, 
and what have I overcome?
A molehill, which, compared to others, is nothing.
But my molehill can still feel like a mountain
I can get lost on the way,
Like a raindrop in a fountain.

People who suffer have it better,
This isn’t true.
Nor do I believe it.
Everyone should be:
Respected,
Valued,
Loved,
And yet we know this isn’t the case because of the many who’ve spoken,
All I’m trying to say is that poetry is an art,
For the lovesick and broken,

I believe that we have a choice in everything,
So I always try to make the right decision,
Be conscious that I’m doing the right thing.
But sometimes I think that to be a good writer,
And a great poet,
You have to have gone through something,
Right?
Think again,
Because you can write about anything.

I’m not passionate about much,
And about nothing very important.
Sure I care,
But I don’t obsess.
I’m just starting to figure out who I am,
I’m not really struggling though,
Just making steady progress.
Like an oblique graph
With a positive slope,
My future: straight ahead,
All I have to do now is stay afloat.

People say I have talent,
But what’s talent without meaning?
When we wrote memoirs in school, 
my words held no feeling,
My work was drab and boring.
And If I can’t write about my life,
Then what do I write about?

Sometimes I feel like I’m lying, 
That everything I write is hiding
The fact that I don’t know what I’m doing.
I create false stories based off fictional characters,
Because nothing about me is entertaining.
Who wants to read something based off
a character who’s barely gone through anything?

You never hear about people like me,
The ones without a tragic backstory.
Well I’m sorry my life’s not that interesting, 
That I haven’t suffered a heartbreak, or grown up in poverty.
So when I put my pencil to paper,
My experiences are limiting.
Why is it that broken pens spill out more ink?
Maybe it’s the universe's way of telling me to 
stop,
breath,
think.

Now I’ve got you thinking,
You think I have nothing to write about,
And I’ve said nothing to prove it otherwise,
But I just wrote this didn’t I?
And you can write something that outshines this a billion times,
Because everyone can write,
Strap on their wings and take flight,
Like a butterfly taking off for the first time
Because we’re not all the same,
We all suffer in different ways,
So don’t give up too fast,
Because there’ll always be a story that will last.

...Would you look at that,
Even I can find something to write about.
 
500000 takes later and here's the recording: https://youtu.be/8IYg5TXmXRc
The recording is still far from perfect, but what can you do?
Anyways, I hope you guys liked it, I had a lot of fun in this competition, especially as I don't usually write poetry.

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6 Comments
  • Yellow Sweater

    Re: aw thanks! To be fair, this is a highly edited version of my journal entry. If I posted the original it would be incomprehensible lol.


    13 days ago
  • Khadeejah bint Malik

    It may seem there's no sense in your poem, but there is! I'm glad that you got something to write about ;-) your performance is wonderful!! Write what you love about <3
    Best,
    Khadeejah


    14 days ago
  • SamRose

    Re: I am so sorry! Two in 1 year would be so incredibly awful. I lost two of mine 4 years apart and that was hard enough. :/ Nevermind if I need to talk, if you ever need someone to talk to I'm here :) And same, I'm on here pretty often as well


    15 days ago
  • Abdullah Awan

    such good words and and amazing poem


    15 days ago
  • aalawrites

    wow. i cannot believe that you don't usually write poetry. this is such an interesting and unique and clever poem!


    16 days ago
  • amaryllis

    AHHH YOU PERFORMED THE HECK OUT OF THAT :) brilliant!


    16 days ago