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i.never become a writer.
you will become a perfectionist,
picking life apart
with a magpie's eye,
hunting for the beautiful bits 
until you can make yourself
a sparkling throne
in the center of a junkyard.

ii.you will write when you're sad.
you will write when you're happy.
whenever you feel something,
you will vomit the emotion out
into some sort of literature.
when you're finished,
you'll be empty
and surrounded by 
pages and pages of 
everything you once were.

iii.you will try to make 
pain sound delicious,
painting over the ragged wounds
with pink paint
and candy-coat lies.

you will learn
how to decorate graveyards.
everyone will play in them,
but you alone will see the headstones.

iv.if you fall in love,
you will turn your love into a poem,
and you will always like your own words
more than you like the real person.

you'll become so selfish
you'll disgust yourself,
but you will not be able to stop.
when love finally fades away,
you'll be ready to write another poem,
one with words like "heartbroken"
and "lonely" and "giving up."

v.you will be alone
and stuck repeating
the same words you've written
a hundred times before,
and soon you'll grow
to hate each and every one.

you'll have a million poems
and absolutely
nothing to say.
Okay, I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to write one of those "never _______ a writer" poems. I was inspired by a bunch of them that I read on dA, and I noticed no one had written one about never being a writer in general, so I thought I'd give it a whirl! And I personally don't feel this way. Writing is really hard, but fun and rewarding, I think. :aww:

I feel like I'm spamming you guys because I've been posting like crazy lately. Blame it on summer and free time, I guess. Anyway, thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed! Drop me a comment? :heart: 

EDIT: ASWORPWQPOIEQFJGSLKDJF GUYYYYYS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GETTING THIS TO THE FRONT PAGE! I logged on and almost had a heart attack. Oh my goodness, thank you all so much!

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swiss-neko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, very good!
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iheartrandomfandoms Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member
This is beautiful!
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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DragonKeeper92 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The chemistry between the words is just dumbfounding. Bravo. Again. You continue to amaze me.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me. :blushes:
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living-in-his-head Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. I love it.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Writer
Oh wow, thank you so much :heart:
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lucarloroq Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Hey friend, nice writting you got there, really nice. XD

I just started trying to write some time a go and if you could take a look at my poem it'll be great. 

Thx and keep up the good work
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Irishfury97 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I love this. I honestly do. Writers really do make the pen and keyboard their lives. I'll find myself writing about anything and everything that comes to mind..but that's not necessarily a bad thing:)
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Writer
awww thank you so much! I definitely do the same thing, like something will happen in real life and I'll immediately think, "Oh, I could write that into a poem." It sort of takes over your life :lol:
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Nhizyr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't think you have to be a writer to do all these things, there's quite a lot of people who hide their wounds and make their life look appealing to others while they themselves hate it, and who love the fantasy rather than the person, being a writer just means that you'll turn all of this into art. Give it some sort of expression. Which can be a very good thing I think, cause that way you get to consider your own choices and well being able to find beauty in even the worst of situations certainly helps as well! ovo

PS this is the first poem about ______ a writer that I actually understand. xD 
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Writer
True, it's the way people go about expressing themselves, I think. It can be a difficult burden, but necessary in order to keep balance in life. Definitely, writers turn pain into art, but someone who doesn't write can do that too in a million different ways! :nod:
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Nhizyr Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yep. Some sublimate and turn their pain into writing, pictures, clothes, other cultural artifacts, others talk about it, others distract themselves with books or TV, and again others become criminals. :'D Many different ways.
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starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I completely understand what you're saying, but, sometimes the reason you started writing is because no one else will listen and paper won't make you feel worse.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
I agree, it's good for venting
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13ZexyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
True and false at the same time for me. I love writing, but I become totally different when the urge strikes me.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
Ikr? like when you're really motivated you feel like you're possessed and you just can't stop :O
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13ZexyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Yup.
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LadyOfFrost Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really interesting - and somewhat unexpected :) (Smile)  - take on writing. But sometimes, writing those million poems might be necessary in order to figure out what it is we have to say Love 
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you very much! :huggle: I agree, sometimes it's part of growing as a writer to go through multiple struggles.
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Deanna64 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!!!!
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks! :heart:
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Deanna64 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The words resonate with such clarity and truth...loved ii
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duskricorn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
this made sense. it's so true but that's what we love about writing i guess
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! I think so too, writing gives us a lot of trouble, but it's worth it in the end. :)
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ondaerick Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my friends. Actually publish a comic, and become, like you describe, and with out offense, but i dislike she become like that =(
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Aw, I'm sorry. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be. :(
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:iconondaerick:
ondaerick Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
After a long recover, it just a problem between me, her, and some of my friends. With her there no hope anymore
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Shadzx2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
A beautiful piece of work. I can relate to it on nearly every part. If anything, it has motivated me, surprisingly!
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :heart: I'm so happy to hear that, go on and write!
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BlueInTheColor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Writer
I understand this.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for understanding, I'm glad! :)
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Chamjari Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I got a friend who writes as a hobby.  He likes to write full on scripts, but only scripts for dead movie franchises that never made it out of their 4th or 5th installment.  He tries to stay canon and keep continuity. 
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
That's pretty cool! :D
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Chamjari Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Thanks man. Just thoughts.
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DatCloudKat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I. Love. This. More poems please!
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! And you got it! :D
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DatCloudKat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yayyyy
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fighting-by-writing Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
woah. I love this so much, especially ii. and iii.
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you, I'm glad! (:
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K-D-Bryson Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am a writer... so worth it.
and even if you wrote this piece as an exercise, it was still very well done, and it still rang true in my mind.
And since you wrote it with so much emotion, that makes you a writer, too. Ah, the paradoxes of what Is.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
I agree wholeheartedly. :) Thank you so incredibly much! I guess writing this does make me at least a little bit of a writer, huh? Ironic.
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K-D-Bryson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yup :-D
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BBFridaythe13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Artist
Whoa, that's kind of scary, but in the end it's worth it all. I love your use of words
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you very much! It's a crazy pastime, writing.
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BBFridaythe13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Artist
Do you believe in it?
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely!
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BBFridaythe13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Artist
That's a strong opinion, but I agree with it.
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Project-Remnant Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Writer
This is one hundred percent true...but alas, I have to keep writing. It is the only thing that keeps me sane. :D (Big Grin)  

Stay creative and stay inspired! 
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! I feel that. Otherwise you feel like you'll explodeee
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