Rodney Landish Carter
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Joined 06-01-10, id: 727933, Profile Updated: 06-09-10
Author has written 12 stories for Song, and General.

My name is Rodney Carter, and I'm a poet from Massachusetts.

I was born in Boston, and have grown up as a student in Winchester, a Boston suburb. As I grew up, I noticed some things that I was told about society were false. Over the years I learned to never cease the usage of my critical mind when I hear anything that may not be true, or cannot be proven or explain. Some have called me a cynic or a skeptic, but I perceive this a realism.

I began writing poetry in the 8th grade, when I was assigned to write a four-line poem for homework. Naturally, I fell in love with poetry almost immediately, and I wrote my first poem called "Kind of Like Yesterday". That was my first real poem that was written for the "Punk" genre. The poem I wrote was about how many of us are so close to routine, and everyday is "Kind of Like Yesterday". I have since lost the manuscript for this poem, but I can remember some verses.

I may not be gifted with rhyme or rythym, but I have since tried to improve my poetry. I have since then, ventured further into the "Punk" and "Alternative" poetry genre. I am an advocate of literalism, not trying to hide what I say behind metaphors, or comparions. Most of what I write can be interpreted as written.

Most of my poems are meant to be sung, but because I can't provide the music, I hope my readers can guess how it goes. I hope for my readers my poems are a cause of pondering, and wonder about complacency, and conformity. Thank you for viewing.

Sincerely Yours,
Rodney Landish Carter.

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I Am Poet by Jonathan Priest reviews
A send up to the brilliance and arrogance of T.S. Elliot and all poets who think they are intellectually superior to their readers.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 324 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/20/2010 - Complete
Write My Heart Out by waitingforwhatever reviews
Does poetry have the power to bring you back to me?
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 237 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/12/2010 - Complete
Wardrobe of the Beagle by TurkishXI
Reflective folk/punk song.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 259 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2009 - Complete
Start a revolution by Narvuntien reviews
hmm I actually like to listern to modern punk music. so here is something a bit more punk than what I normally write. Horrah!
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/3/2007 - Complete
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Willow Tree
A testament to all the people of Earth. I would like to remind everyone that everything is temporary, and will work out in the end.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Published: 1/26/2011
Every Moment I Love You
Have you ever been hopelessly in love with someone close to you? This poem chromicle's that sort of experience.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 346 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Complete
Crisis of Authority
This is probably the work I'm most proud of. This details the story of revolution from the perspective of the oppressed. This poem has become a song I have written music for.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 289 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Complete
Warped Reality reviews
A poem that is open to interpretation by the reader. I encourage the reader to pay attention to the feelings generated from this rather than the meanings.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Complete
From my upcoming musical, "Eternal Dystopia". In this poem, to characters recall how they are different, and also recall the dictatorial society they live in. They arefer to "them", which is how they refer to their leaders. Read the author's note.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 295 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Complete
In Her Dearest Memory reviews
From my upcoming musical, "Eternal Dystopia". During the first song, the leader of the international government laments about asassinating the rebel leader. And in the second, the protagonist denies any grief he may have of her death.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 318 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/10/2010 - Complete
Have you Heard
A piece of "punk poetry", that has no meaning, except for the feeling the reader gets from reading it.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Published: 6/10/2010 - Complete
Bourgeoisie reviews
This poem examines the problems that are inherent in living as a middle-class person growing up in a gated community.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 359 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete
Shallow Child
This is the song-style story of a child with too much self-esteem. The last quatrain can be sung repeatedly as a chorus.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete
Sour Generation
An upcoming song from my musical "Eternal Dystopia". At this point the main character travels back in time, and meets a group of people born of the fictional "Sour Generation". They talk about their lives.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 283 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete
You Are The Rebel
A song from my upcoming musical, "Eternal Dystopia". In this song, the main character professes his love for the leader of the rebel alliance.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete
If I Could Wish
A piece of punk poetry, and a song that's part of my upcoming musical "Eternal Dystopia". Contains poems, "If I Could Wish", "Eternal Dystopia", "People of Earth", "My Special Virtue", and "The Will to Fight".
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 519 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete