Derick Mateo
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Joined 01-07-06, id: 508391
Author has written 11 stories for Life, War, Love, General, Song, Friendship, and Play.

Hey, I'm Derick.

That's not my real name, but only those who know me well can know my real name.

I have been writing since the age of 9, and I'm always suprised that some of my best pieces of writing were written at such a young age.

I am quite fond of poetry and song writing, but I will write short stories on occasion. On these occasions, I am a sucker for folk tales and stories written in the third person, without knowing the person's name. I like a passive voice in short stories, but strong (and occasionally gritty-- see the poem entitled Candy)poetry.

My work generally is ionfluenced by the emotions I am feeling at any given time. And therefore, writing serves as a way for me to heighten these emotions, so that they can dissipate. I don't write to let go, I dance to let go.

I have been dancing (ballet, modern, tap, and jazz) since the age of 8. It is one of my biggest passions (asides from writing and acting). I love how all emotions escape, and I can just focus on the music, each step, the emotion in the movement, the synchronity between myself and the other dancers. It is as beautiful to do, as it is to watch.

I aspire to become one of the following someday:

An actor (on Broadway or in films)

the Secretary General of the UN or another international job

Or become either a playwright or a lyricist.

I hope you enjoy my work, as they are my life in creative form.

(If you ever see a typo, tell me. I can't type well- therefore I don't notice my errors from being so used to them. Merci beaucoup.)

A Ficlet of Poems by Tera McCaslin reviews
Rated T because I am incapable of writing a happy poem. There are quite a few in here. All written for school. Enjoy!
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 2,195 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/5/2007 - Published: 9/17/2005
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By the Grace of God
play i wrote
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,494 - Published: 6/3/2006
Revealuating reviews
You decide what it's about.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/20/2006
Life, with rhythm reviews
The title says it all. Note: this poem probably lost its formatting during the transmission process- so a new version may come,
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2006
Sounding Off reviews
A practice at rhythm, showing how eahc part of you feels as you tell it to the person. This person equals the person you hate cause they gave you hope, then crahsed your dreams
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2006
Ode to a Second Home for Me reviews
A poem inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 287 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2006
Aligned reviews
It is describing how you become one with the person you are in a relationship with, when it first begins.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 293 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006
In With You reviews
A villanelle.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006
LimeranceLove's Legit reviews
The ffelings seen when in limerance-the state of extreme happiness that characterize the beginnings of a crush.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/10/2006
Candy reviews
The stages of a relationship, using taste as a metaphor.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006
Boom, Baby, Boom reviews
About a family, as it deals with war. And how the father leaves his young children, who don't understand, while the Mother has to explain it to them.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006
Drip Drop reviews
Song about having a HUGE crush on someone, but being afraid to speak to them.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 459 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006