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Words To Fight By

Updated on April 2, 2013

As my first Hub I wanted to share something close to me. I'm hoping my ambitious can lead me from where I am now to, the future I have plan.

As a college student it's becoming harder and harder to find steady work, and even harder to pay for schooling. I'm looking to change that. I'm going to use the creative talent, I believe myself to have, now instead of later.

It's never too earlier to start your career.

This is the beginning of a poetry book i hope to put together, please leave feedback.

Bad criticism is better than none at all. Unless you have nothing to say of importance.


A professor at the University of New Haven, Dr. Randell Horton, whom I have the utmost respect for, recently published a new poetry novel. If you enjoy poetry, this is something you should check out.

"Submit to your creativity."

Here's my first published poem. From the 2013 Falling Skies Collection

Words to Fight By

By: Marvin James


Life strikes with a fist of fury

Full of hate and a hint of subtlety

That it almost seems, like a scheme and a plot

Flop, as you do, on your bed of your hope

Think of the days you’ve past and let past

Au revoir, to the thrill of the fight in the end.


You give up in your bed of disappointing filth

Hating the world as if it knows what your worth.

I hate you, I hate us, I hate this thing I call life

What am I to do, tell me almighty in power,

Your mockery is deafening,

Wait no, its defying


I grew with you, you grew with me

I knew no other life

But to sit and bask in the plight of your hypocrisy


I swear to you, I swear to me,

I will not stand and be your night,

I will not stand to fight your fight


The fight you invent with all your power and might

I mean mite, sucking the blood from my life

Might you believe you won me tonight?


Having your blessing and praying

And drugging me right

Screw you, screw me, screw everything right?


Your foul and ugly in everyday light

But your horns are hidden by the Sunday moonlight

I pay you good money to tell me what’s right


So tell me, what’s life?

Not an answer in sight.

You stutter and stumble in all that is write

With your book and your words that tell you what’s right

The lies you whisper to keep me in sight

Governmental solutions to religious incite

And oh how I laugh

F*** you and your rights

How does it feel,

To be weaker than life?


And still not an answer

It’s silent tonight

I pray you goodnight

While I shine in your light

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    • Matt Marvin James profile imageAUTHOR

      Matthew Marvin Coppedge 

      5 years ago from West Haven, Connecticut

      I understand, by no means is all bad criticism good for a writer. I 've seen some nasty people say things to people about their creativity that is just baffling.

      I believe its your own judgement me to know when someone ignorant is making an attacking comment at you, and when someone who knows what they are talking about is trying to help you.

      Thank you for the comment and compliment.

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      You say that bad criticism is better than none at all. It all depends on how the bad criticism is presented. Sometimes, it can really hurt a writer and maybe even result in him/her stopping writing altogether.

      Your poem was good. You make some great points with it. Thank you for sharing.

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