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Why Write

Why write?
Why bother?
It's just words
They're just thoughts

Are they proper words?
I don't know
Are they valuable thoughts?
I have not a clue

I often doubt
And even my doubt has doubts about doubt

Why write then?
Will not my words be drowned in the endless noise of this plain?
Will anything be heard?
Will I change any lives?
Will I start a movement?

I think not
I know not

Why press my fingers on these keys then?
Why waste my time?

In the end, there is only one answer
Only one excuse that I could devise

And that this writing has absolutely no power, save over me

So ....
I write to not lose my mind
I write to jolt a memory, an emotion, to tear it away
Tear it away from the sticky stifling webs of logic
I write to breathe fresh air
I write to fool myself into thinking that it's the world going mad and not me
I write to feel safe
I write to feel protected
I write so that my heart can slow down after a long day
I write because I am troubled, and know not how to recover
I write ... so that I may SCREAM at the world!

Then again
Why write?
Why bother?

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  1. Date: 10/22/2012 7:05:00 PM
    we write to release pain or emotion, we write to be heard, we wrote hoping to help someone...we write to touch...and you did that...good poem...congrats on being featured!

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 2:23:00 PM
    One writes, basically, I think, to communicate. You have a number of good reasons for writing. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. I enjoyed reading your work

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 10:44:00 PM
    Hi Emile.....love the poem, questions many thaings that we can all relate to in some way. We possibly all question why write and what it means. But you hit the nail on the head its all thos things and more! - Shaz

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 6:23:00 PM
    love it.. very inspiring... keep writing these beautiful words... love Mohini

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 6:22:00 PM
    love it.. very inspiring... keep writing these beautiful words... love Mohini

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 4:20:00 PM
    Hi Emile, this is so true in life, are we heard, are we read, sometimes maybe other times not. Really enjoyed reading your fabulous poem, thank you for sharing :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 7:24:00 PM
    I have thoughts like these all the time,,,,, great write though ;} you have a blessed day .

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Emile, I enjoyed reading your poem. Very introspective. Keep on writing. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 6:53:00 PM
    i think we write because we can't not write! i like the way you've thought out your reasons in this poem, though and hope you keep on writing...

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 6:24:00 PM
    Great write. Expresses a whole lot.