Black Poetry : Why I write

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  1. iwannabe

    iwannabe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why I write

    5 a.m.

    I can feel it slowly approaching; slumber.
    Yet still I resist-

    I write.

    I deftly link word after word,
    As I do I verbally recite
    Them, written words made to spoken
    As they are born onto paper.
    No one is here with me
    To bear witness to my art.
    No microphone or audience,
    What is the purpose in this- the sense?

    There is none.

    There is just me alone
    In my room, on my bed with
    One eye opened, one closed.
    Writing.
    Writing because it grants me more peace
    Than sleep

    Ever has.

    Writing because…
    I love it and
    I would prefer poetry
    Over almost anything.
    You see…
    Were it not for these spontaneous poetic
    Inclinations,
    I would never have known myself
    I wouldn't now be,
    The me you
    See.

    I am simply
    Writing
    Because it (and life)
    Is god's gift to me.
    It's like he knew I would be thirsty
    For something,
    But now I'll never run out of water.
    These words are
    More than hydration,
    Resistant to condensation,
    They are whole, unique,
    They set me
    Free.

    This is why
    I write. ​
     
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    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    re:Write

    Wannabe, I like this poem. It flowed so nicely.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    marks of an poet
    one whom fall into an slumber thinking of poetry
    and awaken to write poetry is a true poet
    love this reason why one write.................tyte !
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This yen to write has become a part of you, no sense in even thinking of fighting it, it's for naught. Loved the way you expressed this urge poet.
     
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