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so i’m applying for countless editorial assistant positions and one of the applications says, tell us something unique about yourself – something that makes you stand out. i can go into countless details about what i like, who i love, my coffee addiction, random adjectives that describe me – as well as my work ethic, or i can do this….
words flow through my bloodstream
to a different beat.
not to reveal pain through bitter teeth
but to reveal truth surrounded by heart,
portray the moments between breaths-
fueled to impact, my words are the start.
words emerge when my body bleeds,
to do this job is my reason to breathe.
you wanted something unique? find me another application where someone applies with poetry. you can take the candidate with seventeen internships or you can take me. i can’t speak for them but i can tell you i want this – this is my dream. and i’m just working for a chance.
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April is National Poetry Month. Ever since I had the amazing privilege of taking Professor Smith’s poetry course and she had us challenge ourselves, explore the world and our minds, and make an effort to be apart of something that would inspire our work, as well as cause us to grow as artists – I have taken part in this. She had our class post a poem a day for the month of April. It’s difficult to find the time, right? What do you write about? That’s the beauty of it. There’s no boundaries. Travel into the depths of your imagination. Uncover your darkest fears, your deepest desires. Take a part the outside world, literally. Make time for it. If you are a writer, a poet – if this is something you pursue as I pursue it, then I encourage you to try and post a poem a day on your blog for the month of April. We also would critique each other’s poems and analyze them and help make them better – offer suggestions, never putting down the writer or demanding a change. Writing is unique to its author – everyone has a different style, something about their writing that makes it theirs but an outside perspective is always nice – especially when the truth is covered by symbolism and metaphors and readers are attempting to figure out its content. You’re more than welcome to critique my stuff and let me know if you’re doing it and I will pay the same respect 🙂 just try… at the end of April, you will have works that you might consider publishing or you will just find a growth in your writing and in yourself.
to all my fellow bloggers:
when I was in my last semester of college, I was taking a poetry course and for the month of April we had the option of doing 30/30. what this entailed was writing and posting online one poem every single day. I chose to do this and it was difficult sometimes to find the time but it was a wonderful experience that truly helped my writing. now that I’ve graduated, myself and two former classmates have decided to continue this task and do it again this year. if I will succeed with it, I don’t know but I will try. and for any poets out there, I encourage you to do it as well – even writers, why don’t you join in on this task? it can only help your mind and nurture your creative abilities.
i’ve never been more inspired or more compelled to write than i have this year. nor have i ever been the writer i am now. my writing has not only been created but nurtured and molded into my own. while my writing is full of freedom, my structure has become more controlled to reflect the beauty instead of the speed – which is how my mind works. it races, it jumps, and often times it is hard to keep up. but my complex speed and distinct imagination is what makes my writing what it is. it’s what makes it mine.