Memoirs of a Broken Poet

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This is a free-verse narrative poetry book. It somewhat Chronicles the thought process of a early twenties man trying to crawl his way out of depression. It is a melancholic yet inspired view on
things such as: love, society, religion, depression, and finding yourself.

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How Do We Watch

Submitted: November 17, 2018


In this poem I wished to question the morality of anyone who practically live with privilege. For instance, in America, how is that we watch and do nothing as people are bombed everyday, hunger is
rampant around the world, and racism is still so very real and alive? We distract ourselves with our petty political problems and pop culture drama. We constantly hurt one another for monetary
gains. We know things must change and we have to find unity somehow, someday. Yet instead of working towards a better world, most of just watch as it slowly crumbles.
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Memoir #1

Submitted: November 16, 2018


I feel as though the first 3 poems help set the tone for the rest of the book. This poem in particular helps put you in the perspective of the Narrator. It shows the constant and chaotic thought
process brought from questioning your own value. It comments on feeling left behind by an ever changing civilization and growing apart from society and people. On the other hand, this pressure is
what allows insight, and transforms passion and creative exploration into a necessity.
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Memoir #2

Submitted: August 30, 2018


In this poem the narrative of the story truly begins. It touches on things such as depression, identity, and self worth. I believe that this is the poem that sets the tone for the rest of the book.
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Reality Catalyst

Submitted: November 20, 2018


This haiku is speaking on living your life through other people's perspective. When you do that, your reality and life is not your own anymore. Embracing your individuality, living your dreams, and
realizing the power of your ideas and thought are essential keys to becoming your true-self.
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Undriven Opposition

Submitted: November 22, 2018


This poem is about drive and the importance of it to be successful. It is also commenting on not being over-driven. Drive is essential to achieve your goals. If you are overly tenacious, you lose
more than you gain. You only focus on your goal and not the journey or the people it took to get there. You should be able to take moments to appreciate your struggle, the lessons you have learned,
and the connections you have made.
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Memoir #3

Submitted: November 21, 2018


This poem is somewhat of a strike at fairy tale endings. It is also a representation of someone getting scared of commitment and putting up their walls.The speaker is reliant upon either temporary
highs or fantasy happy ever after fairy tales, for happiness. The speaker believes the only way to escape the pain of a broken fairy tale is through temporary highs. Due to multiple failed
fantasies, the speaker is now defensive and scared of love and commitment. This fear and pain leads to abusing temporary highs and growing resentment for their loved one. The only way to the
speaker will end this toxic behavior is if their loved one can somehow prove that they will never leave them.
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Lost at Fear's Summit

Submitted: November 25, 2018


This poem is about overcoming fear. In particular, a fear to find your own identity. In this notion, fear consists of barriers made up in own minds. We must choose to break down these barriers to
overcome our own stigmas and faults. If we do not, we are at risk of living a life of regret.
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Memoir #4

Submitted: November 23, 2018


This poem pertains to ow we treat our planet and ourselves. Corruption has made humans forget all of the promises of prosperity we give each new generation. We hurt our ecosystems and one another
for personal gain. Humanity has a problem as a whole of adapting smoothly to change. This causes issues with race, religion, and individuality as a whole. I hoped that this poem accurately depicts
the way all of this is processed in the mind of someone fighting through deep depression. Whilst also staying aware of the world around them.
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Memoir #5

Submitted: November 28, 2018


This poem is about being infatuated to a person to a point of addiction. In particularly, to someone who does not share the same level of feelings for you.Therefore, not sharing your feelings, in
fear of scaring this person away.. I attempted to highlight many of the moments of affection or intimacy as toxic addictions. Not having the ability to share your full emotions with someone, limits
your relationship with them. These limits become exhilarating to cross at times, but always promises eventual emotional pain.
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One Does Not Exist Without The Other

Submitted: November 29, 2018


This is an nontraditional haiku that speaks on love and hate. It briefly describes how both love and hate breeds one another. This is synonymous to yin and yang or good and evil.
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I Need To Know

Submitted: December 01, 2018


This poem is demanding answers for why relationships don't work. Especially when the problems that broke the relationship were fixable.With enough time and care, almost all wounds and problems are
mended. If you truly want love to flourish between yourself and another individual, then you will put in the effort make sure that happens. Despite your differences and issues. In this poem the
Narrator doesn't understand why they have sacrificed and put so much energy into their relationship, just to still receive heart break.
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Memoir #6

Submitted: December 02, 2018


This poem is about "faking it until you make it". Even more so, it is about letting the idea of achieving your dreams give you the strength to find happiness. It is not always easy to be happy and
for those who suffer from depression, it can be a real challenge at times. At times when life is overwhelming, the narrator has to fake happiness to appear strong. The only thing that gives him the
strength to fake happiness and better himself is hope that someday he will have a better life.
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Your Warmth

Submitted: December 08, 2018


This poem is about how the warmth of a lover can change you in many positive ways. In contrary, it is also about how confusing and painful it is to for that warmth to slowly fade.
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Memoir #7

Submitted: December 09, 2018


This poem pertains to our society's current sense of privilege,our constant neglect of our morality, and neglect of our planet's well-being. We are not staying conscious of the world we will leave
for the future generations to come. We are privileged in America to live the lives we do, yet constantly try to obtain more out of gluttony. We also shun those who are different or are immigrants.
We treat people as if they are not equal to us despite our country being built off of diversity and inclusion. If we continue onto our destructive paths, the only thing we will leave for those to
come is a destroyed planet and toxic mindsets.
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Farther

Submitted: December 13, 2018


This poem is about an unwanted distance growing between someone you love and yourself. First, we go through the stage of regret and reminiscence. Then, we begin to detach from them and time between
the two of you become more rare. Last, we begin to forget why we ever loved this person. Due to our bonds and deep love, people still hold on and try to stay closer even if it hurts.
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Memoir #8

Submitted: December 15, 2018


This poem is commenting on how we view religion, spiritual leaders and acts of morality. Spiritual leaders and religion put their followers above the rest of humanity. Everyone who does not believe
are usually condemned and persecuted. The way that many religions look at life is also very toxic in my personal opinion. It puts life and the way we experience it in a very bad light. To add onto
that, many of the morale decisions that religious and spiritual leaders, are contrary to what they preach. The money that is donated to them that should aid in their practice and helping people,
usually goes to their pockets. I also added in a piece about Flint Michigan and their water crisis. They have needed much help and were ignored for a very long time by our political and religious
leaders.
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In the Absence of You

Submitted: December 21, 2018


This poem is about noticing the many aspects of a broken relationship after it has already ended. It brings into observation, the bad and good qualities of your former partner. It also observes the
things that was learned throughout the relationship. In relationships, we often don't realize the things we truly appreciate about someone until they are not around for us to appreciate them in
person anymore. Upon this realization, it is almost as f we fall in love with their memory all over again. Yet, if we are to fall in love with their memory again, we will only end up even more
broken heartened than before.
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Broken Trust

Submitted: January 04, 2019


This poem comments on the lack of trust between social classes. The lower the social class that you are categorized in is, the less you are respected and trusted in our society. Privilege is often
seen as a reason to put yourself above others. Many people who are born with privilege or obtain wealth are seen as heroes. This is viewed as such even if your wealth or privilege is not earned or
obtained in a morale way. Yet, even if you are a good person, if you are not held at a certain social level, you are seen as lesser. Despite these facts, I personally have hope that one day things
will change and be seen differently. For, It is possibly one of the few ways we can obtain true liberty and equality.
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Memoir #9

Submitted: December 28, 2018


This poem pertains to the United States division over party affiliation. We as a country despise each other, even though most people only has the country's best interests at heart. We should be
placing blame and looking to our media and politicians to do better. Yet they only continue to divide us for personal gain. Everyone should be entitled to their own beliefs and as a whole we should
be able to express them freely and come to some form of compromise for the betterment of everyone.
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Memoir #10

Submitted: January 05, 2019


This is final poem talks about change. Change is inevitable and and almost always a good thing. Yet, we all fight it in one time in our life or another. We try to control everything, even the
things we should not, due to a sense of entitled dominance. We have many flaws that we do not properly acknowledge. Instead we choose to act as if they do not exist. To be better, we need to
embrace change and diversity more. Otherwise, we impede our very own evolution and advancement.
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