I Sing My Own Song
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Joined 08-06-11, id: 792232, Profile Updated: 12-09-12
Author has written 88 stories for Family, Life, Love, Friendship, General, Nature, and School.

Hi.

I’m not a poet, in any sense of the word. I’ve never paid attention to that section of English class. I’ve always preferred to write in prose because that is how my brain works. Also, one of my pet peeves is awkwardly rhyming verse (watch, I’ll show you exactly what I mean in at least one of my own pieces), and as that is all I ever read for years growing up, I had a very skewed idea of what poetry was for years. However, I have recently read several very beautiful poems that have convinced me that poetry can be a good way to express emotions.

So this is an experiment: I’d like to learn how to write poetry. And I’d really like it if you would read my attempts and give me constructive criticism on how to improve. I know from past experience that this community is really good at giving advice to novice writers. Please, please help me!

Thank you very much,

Isabelle

Just so you know - I had a lot more poems on here, but the person they were about has informed me that he feels uncomfortable with having poems about him on the internet. I feel like I should respect that, and so I took down around 20 pieces. So . . . now the balance is a little bit off and there are a lot more angsty poems about my personal problems than happy ones or even just neutral ones. Just so you know, I guess - I actually have a pretty good life. It's just that I tend to be more inspired to write when I'm upset. Also, I feel like some of the ones I took down were good - better than the ones that are on here now :( Maybe someday I'll be able to publish them again, but for now, I've got to respect other people's privacy. So I'm sorry if any of your favorites are missing.

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Inside the Dark by Singing A Silent Song reviews
Can't talk to anyone. Can't tell them what you're feeling. Can't break down and cry when you want to. So you keep going, their every word hurting you and you stay in the dark.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Cut by Amanda M. Lynn
Reasons and feelings behind self-destructive behaviour. Rating for content.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Complete
Waiting by ConorAmLegend reviews
This poem is about waiting for something or someone that you know is bad for you, but you love it anyway. It's love to the point where you can't function without that one thing.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Complete
Mute by RandomUser674 reviews
This is the language of the tongueless.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/13/2011 - Complete
Depression by Psychedelic Dreams reviews
What do they know?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Complete
Dear Mom by Rae George reviews
Things for which I thank you, and things for which I don't. For anyone who's ever been told they're a bad daughter.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 722 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Complete
stream by ForeverBehindTheImpression reviews
the more you cut the closer you get to being pure
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 294 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/19/2011 - Complete
ring the moon by ForeverBehindTheImpression reviews
because we will reach the leaves, and we will collapse in the stars
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/18/2011 - Complete
blade by ForeverBehindTheImpression reviews
don't leave so much as a thumbtack
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/12/2011 - Complete
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Rebirth reviews
Coping with the ashes of a relationship
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
Prisoner reviews
We all know how it feels to be a prisoner behind inadequate language
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
Challenge: Defiance reviews
Defying a diagnosis
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
College life reviews
Finding peace in the middle of a school year.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
Always writing reviews
Writing as a metaphor for life. Overdone, perhaps, but I had to write it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
It's been hours reviews
Insomnia-driven poem
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Complete
Escape reviews
I feel stuck here, and I need to get out. Even if it hurts.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Complete
You walked away
I've watched people walk away from me for years. This is one of the hardest.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/26/2012 - Complete
What I want to say
A letter to a friend
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Published: 9/26/2012 - Complete
A plea reviews
About a fight with a close friend. One of three
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/26/2012 - Complete
Taking Control reviews
This is what I want to say, but I don't have the courage, so I wrote it down instead
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Complete
Other Lives reviews
An attempt at a Shakespearean sonnet
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Not Over It how you destroyed my life reviews
Sometimes there are things you can never forgive, never get over. Then all you can do is write about it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Screaming reviews
I need you to read my mind
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Complete
Dawn's Not Coming reviews
Sometimes the darkness will never end
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Complete
poem under my skin reviews
Written in the calligraphy of scars
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Complete
Ghosts reviews
When you stay in one room for six days, sometimes you start to hallucinate. I don't, but that's only because I don't have time.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Complete
Just a Child reviews
Sometimes children are surrounded and overwhelmed
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Complete
12345 reviews
An OCD episode usually does not leave me with this much inspiration.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Complete
Frozen reviews
I wrote this a while ago, but it still applies sometimes
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Complete
Two Words reviews
With just two words, my life changes
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Complete
The Last String reviews
This is the last string- don't let it break
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Complete
Steady as a Rock reviews
Steady as a rock, hanging by a thread, over the fire of insanity.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/16/2011 - Complete
To the Angel With the Shattered Wing reviews
Angels are present among us: they are the most broken
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/16/2011 - Complete
Breaking Machine reviews
I am a machine in the process of breaking down. I am a butterfly with a torn wing. I am the tear sliding down your face.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Complete
Hear me say Life
Just some madness that slipped onto the paper during a class
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Complete
Mud reviews
Searching for words to describe how this feels, and I came up with "mud"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Complete
Diagnosis
A reaction to a diagnosis that no one wants to hear
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Complete
Promises reviews
I can't keep doing this
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/5/2011 - Complete
This is not your fault reviews
Spring Awakening series
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Complete
Dare You reviews
There's a shard of glass on the floor between us
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Complete
Useless reviews
Spring Awakening series my experience of a learning disorder
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Complete
Flickering Away reviews
Spring Awakening series
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Complete
The Perfect Skater
Skating above life half an inch of ice between me and my "problems"
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Complete
Uncertainty and Inevitability
I just want to let go of the pain for a while
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Complete
Numbness
Sometimes not feeling anything at all is worse than pain
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Complete
I wanted to say goodbye
So . . . this is it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Complete
Autumn Air reviews
Summer here lasts too long
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Complete
Here's Hoping reviews
A series of wishes
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Complete
The Call reviews
You knew this day was coming, it's the call you've been dreading, but you didn't tell anyone. It was in your power to stop it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/5/2011 - Complete
A Glance At These Pages reviews
This is about all the scribbling in the margins of my math notes.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Complete
The Sacred Rules of Writing
It would be so cool to say that I found this written on parchment in the attic of a medieval monastery in France. Wouldn't it?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Complete
You, My Friend
Stop filling in the grave I'm digging for myself.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Complete
Problem Solving
My problem-solving skills leave something to be desired. Mostly they consist of self-destructive behavior.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Published: 9/21/2011 - Complete
Black Lamp reviews
This is what happens when I write when my brain is fried. If you figure out what it means or what it's about, let me know.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/21/2011 - Complete
Witness
All I ask is that you be witness to my slow descent into hell
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Complete
there is no god and i like hershey's
Sure to be a controversial topic! But mostly it's about why I like chapels, even though I'm an atheist.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Complete
Hollow Masks
I had the strangest dual sensation today: of looking completely normal to my classmates but living this secret life. That's what inspired this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Complete
Keeping Busy Caffeine
School is crazy isn't it well don't worry I'm doing fine I don't have time to stop and chat sorry but I've got something to do always something more to do I don't want any free time thanks it's scary gotta go see you!
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Complete
I Have No Answers
Life isn't always black and white, sometimes there are no answers, and sometimes you have to find the question before you can answer it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Complete
Abandoned By You
One of the questions I hate most is "And how did that make you feel?" But apparently the question is necessary, because I didn't really have an answer.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Complete
Words Melt Together
I've been reading too long
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Complete
Welcome to College
Three days into my sophomore year at college. So many essays! And yet, all I want to write is this...
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 9/8/2011 - Complete
This Is What You Do reviews
Because she needs you, even if she'll never admit it. I know. I'm her.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/6/2011 - Complete
Tiny Little Speck reviews
Inspired by Alexander Pope's writings.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/6/2011 - Complete
This Is To You reviews
Because we've all been there
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Complete
Between The Raindrops reviews
A walk in the rain - accidentally deleted this earlier, it's a repost
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Complete
You Hit Me Today reviews
A poem about my dad.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/28/2011 - Complete
Angel Purity
Would you have known?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45 - Published: 8/27/2011 - Complete
Had This Dream Last Night reviews
It was terrifying . . . so now I'll hold my head up high and ignore the crowds
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/26/2011 - Complete
Swimming
Totally not allowed, but it felt great
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Published: 8/25/2011 - Complete
Late Night Tradition
This writing past my bedtime is becoming a tradition
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Complete
The Last Person reviews
About a person who I shouldn't want to talk to but I do. We've all been there, right?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Complete
King Arthur's Court
Inspired by a stone bench in a courtyard on a windy almost autumn day. Terza rima attempt
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Published: 8/21/2011 - Complete
Fortune Teller reviews
Not entirely where this came from . . . review and let me know what you think!
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/20/2011 - Complete
Irony reviews
Scared of people, can't stand to be alone
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Complete
This Addicted reviews
I thought I'd been addicted before, but not compared to this
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/18/2011 - Complete
Just Stop reviews
Shut up, I don't want to hear it, even if you have good intentions
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2011 - Complete
Sweet Poison reviews
It sounds cliche, but it's from the heart.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/16/2011 - Complete
Not to Listen reviews
They tell me not to listen
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Complete
If You Were Wondering reviews
Being healthy isn't as useful as not being healthy
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Complete
Darkness reviews
Just a short one
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Complete
The world has changed reviews
An attempt at the trimeric form.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/14/2011 - Complete
You Are reviews
An attempt at a new form of poetry - the cinquain. Let me know what you think
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/14/2011 - Complete
Mower Lines reviews
There's nothing quite like the perfectly straight lines on a freshly-mown field. Except maybe vacuum lines.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
Explosion reviews
I want to stay me, even if me is crazy
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
Dear Sister reviews
Do you remember?
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
As Long As I'm Yours
I'll listen to my mother's lectures, because she is my mother and I am her daughter.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
Final Anthem
I was singing this to the tune a song that I can't remember the name of . . .
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Complete
Silentwork
My hands trace shapes in the air From now on, this is how I will speak
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
Not Me reviews
This is not who I am
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
It's Not That
It's just that you scare the hell out of me.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
Where Are You?
Where is my real mommy?
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
Inkblood reviews
Ink spills from this pen, bleeding senseless words onto the blank and unforgiving page.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
Glass, Shattered reviews
I am glass shattered.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
This Room reviews
This room- it's getting too crowded with thoughts and fears. Insecurities on top of insecurities.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
Mother reviews
Mother - I cry out to you still, even now.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
This Is Me reviews
I am alone in this sunny room, A dark space surrounded by light, Weaving a tapestry on the loom, Silently observing others' plight.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete