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My Original Spark

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Below is the poem entitled My Original Spark which was written by poet Timothy Hicks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My Original Spark

Chester Bennington's gravelly scream
Was to me, at one point, a melodic dream
Somewhere down the road I couldn't face the pain
That or my ears wore out under the strain

And who could forget that DJ who brought to life
That Asian stereotype?
When Mr. Hahn's hands were in sight
You really had faith the song would turn out right

I couldn't stay hardcore - the time had come to sit
I took detours listening to how others sing
But I never took any shame in it
Cause I knew for a fact that exploration was their thing

Yeah, Linkin Park
Was my original spark
And once kindled it was never the same
Before I knew it the whole house was aflame

Though difficult to believe - reading what I write now
This group irrevocably affected my life somehow
I now scan for stories in a rapper's rant
'Twas Shinoda that taught me that...



NOTE: I realize, after posting this, that not everyone will know who Linkin Park is (or have heard the name before and just isn't a fan of that style of music). But I think everyone can relate to being inspired by some sort of celebrity. Whether they're a singer, author, painter or whatever.

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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Ohhh, I know what you mean! Linkin Park was wayyy better in the past. And also, I hate how when soon EVERYONE starts liking the band I like. It's no longer special to me anymore. My favorite artist happens to be Fiona Apple. She's from the 90's and is a singer\songwriter, and poet. I think you'd like her music. It's different than a lot of other styles nowadays. Great poem!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I still like the new Linkin Park. I respect that they are constantly changing up their music and not sticking to the same style all the time. I'll have to look up Fiona Apple sometime!
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 11:54:00 AM
    I loved their old songs better than their new ones, maybe because im older now haha. God, this made me glance back at those times. Thanks for bringing up old memory, though i know this wasnt the purpose of this poem. I wonder if you like eminem. :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/18/2013 1:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like both the new and the old. Musically I think they are very talented, and I like how they just do the music they feel like at the time. Glad you enjoyed!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:01:00 AM
    It seems music plays a significant roll in your life. Not surprising for a lover of words. Music has a way of imbedding the words in our souls.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How true! It's sad that not everyone really identifies with words unless it's connected to music though. I may not have liked every song Linkin Park did, but I always felt they tried to put meaning into their words, instead of just nonsensical gibberish...
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 6:57:00 AM
    See my comment to Black for a Reason.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/17/2013 1:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I checked back on it... your comments make my day!