Sitting here,

Staring,

Silently,

Blank.

Forced to write.

Write about myself.

Forced to share parts of myself even I don’t like or care to listen to.

It’s useless

Pointless

Who wants to hear my story when they’re preoccupied making their own?

So I fabricate stories.

Lie.

Just to get this done.

At least they can’t hold a fake story against me.

Maybe if my story was different I’d be okay to share,

Maybe a bit less mundane.

Maybe then even I would take the time to look at it.

Until then,

I’ll keep

Sitting here,

Staring,

Silently,

Blank,

Fabricating.

Probably fabricated this.

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  1. Saul 7 months ago

    Deae Elliot,

    Well god damn. That was one hell of piece of writing. I really enjoyed reading this because I can somehow relate to what you’re talking about. One phrase I really liked was “sitting here, staring, blank”. I liked this phrase because I’m pretty sure that everyone can relate to this when they need to come up or figure something out. I liked the style you wrote this with. With this been said, I hope you enjoy your day.

  2. Salvador 7 months ago

    Dear Elliot,
    I am surprised by what you chose to write about and I agree that sometimes people don’t really tell their stories. They might just want to get done with the assignment that is given to them. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “Write about myself. Forced to share parts of myself even I don’t like or care to listen to. It’s useless. Pointless.” I think that sharing something about yourself will let other people know how you really are. I don’t think that it is something bad to do, people will listen to your story. Another sentence that I liked was, “At least they can’t hold a fake story against me. Maybe if my story was different I’d be okay to share, maybe a but less mundane.” This stood out to me because I can kind if see where you are coming from, if you for sure knew everyone was writing a true story then you wouldn’t feel bad. Makes you feel uncomfortable sharing something about yourself. I kind of agree, but also disagree with you because I think that you should not care if it is pointless or thinking that it is meaningless.
    Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really like the way you wrote this piece.

  3. Angie 7 months ago

    Dear Elliot,
    I for one I enjoyed the poem it expressed creativity because you didn’t know what to write about. But at the same time you used that to generate emotions when a writer is stuck on writing something. I liked the repatition you used from the beginning and end, it makes sense. But I hope you’re inspired one day to write something that is about your life. I care, I’m here to read.

  4. Eva 7 months ago

    Elliot — By sharing your story and owning it, you help others do the same. I wish you could see that. I, for one, very much want to know and understand your story and way of seeing the world. Though I appreciate the sardonic quality of your writing, I wish that you would also choose to share something that’s not “fabrication”.

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