Why I write?

why I write?
I know not:
why I write?

do I love to?
yes, indeed.
it’s relieving,
to see words
on my paper;
to feel heart’s
worry bleed.

do I want to?
very much so.
on my paper
I can express,
every thought
that I should
try and let go.

do I have to?
no. not at all.
no pressure
I feel to write.
other easier
distractions at
beck and call.

why I write?
I know not:
why I write?

but I live to,
and I feel to,
and I know
my heartbeats
lead me right.

and I know,
that soon the
will not exist;
only my words
that time will
shine bright.

Shared with Write Tribe (Prompt: Why I Write), and D’verse Poets (Open Link Night).

(June 11th, 2013)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

34 thoughts on “Why I write?”

  1. Oh such a nice post with a lovely rhythm to it! the tone of the poetry I agree left me more enthralled than the words. For the words I read again. The rat-ta-tat pace was delectable 🙂


  2. Why do I write..I write to express my inner thoughts and entertain my muse..I write to feel and sometimes I just write because I need to write..thanks for the poem..I think it is one many writers can relate to..nice flow to the piece..

  3. absolutely!! need no reason to write and there are so many other reasons that can be put into the write, though. I loved the close here, Words will shine for sure!

  4. Why I write,
    I know not…
    Very true indeed, at times you just have to pour those words out and then you feel much better, relaxed and then you feel like writing more:)

    I so glad to have hopped to your blog:)

  5. I’m in love with the last two stanzas! Great write, can really relate to this. Writing is an extension of ourselves, isn’t it? A part of ourselves that’ll never leave, even after we are dead and decayed. Thanks for the read! 🙂

  6. Why we write well expressed Leo.
    The desire to put pen-to-paper is so strong that oft I distract myself from tasks I should be giving a 100% to…
    Anna :o]

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