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My Barbaric Yawp
by Emily Tarantino
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This was a required declaration of individuality for a project I did on Thoreau, an other great thinkers. It is based on Watt Whitman's famous yawp "sounded over the roofs of the world" This is one of my absolute favotites!!! keep in mind, this was written in about ten minutes.

I am me,

Not anyone else’s thoughts of me, but my thoughts of me,

but my thoughts of me.

I grow butterfly wings and flutter away,

My colors judged while I,



Shunning the popular monarch,

I choose to take shape as a luna moth.



This is me.

I know why certain things happen at certain times,

but I will never share my secret.

I won’t tell you how my wings got this Brilliant color.

But many will tell you:

They are not for show,

They are who she is.

Cloaks and covers thrown aside,

I swallow my pride and prejudice

And watch other Flowers

Emerge from the darkness.

They are themselves

And I am I

We are we, not anyone else.

I see the grass as the perfect shade of green

Where I stand,

The sun the perfect warmth,

The moon the perfect phase for romance and candlelight.

I do not see the world as others think I should.

I see it how I want, through my own eyes.

This is me.  

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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Indeed, whether we enjoy a walk in the forest, sea, time with family,
we all have our own unique feelings....
The moon the perfect phase for romance and candlelight.
I do not see the world as others think I should.
I see it how I want, through my own eyes.
This is me. <--- where were the likes of you when I was a kid?

Best poems are written in a few minutes, as they are real and evolve from the subconscious.. When one thinks about their poetry, it's like knowing your asleep, but that means you're awake.

Stories and poetry that i've been asked to submit. Have all been written without thinking...

Shows the depth of your lovely heart..Never lose it!
Reviewed by Emily Tarantino
Hey, It's Em! duh. my names up top.
Anyway, I am wondering if any of my lovely readers think this poem might be good for part a college entry essay type thingy?
thanks for the help!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
incredible writing! incredible insight as well
Reviewed by Cedric III
barbaric yawp!
it makes me think of the scene in dead poets society where the teacher gets the student up and makes him sound his barbaric yawp and ends up making him write a crazy poem while spinning in circles... yeah...

this is me.

i do not think any two barbaric yawps can be the same. i really dont.
and i think you have done well to come up with such thoughts and imageries.
i adore that you have decided against being a monarch. it is a beautiful creature but it seems that everyone else has forgotten the beauty in other creatures as a result.

i am what i am
and what i am
needs no excusing.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough
And I for one am glad that academia didn't destroy your individuality and force you into that square pigeon hole.
Write On! Wonderful Work!
Reviewed by H Cruz
I think we have a serious work in progress here!
I hope to see more mental flexing in the future Emily.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
An ingenious way to inspire individuality.....

Be safe,
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