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Why Do I Write

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Why Do I Write

Out of all the questions I have been asked in life
None of them stump me more like this:

Why do I write?

It does not stump me because it’s tricky
It stumps me because it’s a stupid question to ask

Why do I write?

Because there’s nothing more relaxing than it.

Sure sometimes it’s frustrating
Difficult, fundamentally challenging
But that’s part of the beauty of it

Letting you emotions spill out across the page
And knowing that people read it
That people expect who you are
It’s brilliant

When you live a life of not speaking up
Of being that quite person in the background
Expressing yourself is… magnificent

I’m not me when I write
Something takes over me, controls me
So much so that I don’t really know what I am writing consciously
But it works so well 

I guess some people will never understand 
The joy in it all

When you're my age and you develop some characteristic
That doesn’t suit the normal criteria you get picked on

It happens, you can’t stop it
But I feel sorry for them

Expressing yourself through writing is one of my greatest joys
And I’m not going to stop
Not now
Not ever 

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 3:07:00 PM
    BEAUTIFUL,wonderful write Katy,love it,don't have to tell you to not stop writing,I know you won't

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:14:00 AM
    ..... just because you're good at it, Katy! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!! / / oxox Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:58:00 PM
    Katy never stop writing. It comes from your heart. Always be true to yourself. This is a very fine poem my friend. Keep your head up high and never doubt the poetic talent you have. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Dear Katy I started writing at the age of twelve, and I never stopped, I am so glad that you have found your passion, it will serve you well in life, I am looking forward to reading your treasures, your gems and all that you will lovingly choose to impart, thank you for sharing, and keep writing, spread your wings and let them words fly, xxxx

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:49:00 PM
    Katy, i know the feeling, of something taking over when i write. it is a good and positive poem... do not stop writing... always~ LINDA