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Philosophy of Writing Inspired by Bukowski

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Philosophy of Writing Inspired by Bukowski

Words should come from the soul 
Not just from a pen
That is what should be your goal
So says wise men
Many times there is too much effort put into writing
It should come naturally enough
There shouldn't be too much fighting
Just let the words flow through you
Like the greatest of rushing rivers
The end result I promise you will deliver shivers
Down the spine of the reader
And that is what you want
For your words to be remembered
For yours to be the words that haunt
Writing should be for writing's sake 
Not for the sake of any others
Although it is nice to hear the opinion of your brothers
But just remember that writing should come from deep inside
And if it does then pride in yourself will never be denied

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:38:00 PM
    cont. I know the feeling of being unloved by a parent...but u try to understand they re human..and i do believe whatever our life the end it makes us better people..Hugs I do know d feeling of one less parent so well sweetie

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Tnks for writing these verses dear friend..Many times i feel i can do much better in poetry..but I do write from what i feel deep inside.Your verse filled me with courage. Re your comment on my poem.Id love to thankyou.My mum lost her mum when she was sixteen.years old she couldn t follow grandma s footsteps..but like you she wanted so badly to do it right..that she did.She s a very special lady.A great mum and eife.My dad got ill with depression. and never pampered us..So i know yr feelin

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Love Bukowski and love this poem. Great flow and rhythm. You said it nicely and precisely. Excellent work. Kilmer

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Wow!!! Beautifully written, beautifully said...April. such complete truth...its definetly from the soul. For your words to be remembered, For your words to be, words that haunt!! Love that line:) ty4sharing glad I read this inspiring poem today...onelove!!! <3 cherie

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Wonderful read, enjoyed it very much. I just write what happens as it comes out, don't know whether it's heart or soul, but I adore writing, and having a voice. thanks for the read April...Peter

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your viewpoint. Good poem

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:45:00 PM
    A beautiful write April...Words of the heart. :o)