What is Writing?

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 18:18 -- oww13


United States
39° 1' 19.4232" N, 94° 51' 44.7696" W

What is writing,
Is it life?
Immortalized in strokes
of pen and keyboard?

Is it the author,
proudly displaying scars?
Dripping ink-ridden blood
all over used-to-be-white pages?

Is it a hopeless cry
screaming out?
Begging to be remembered
to be passed on.

Is it a guide
on how to be human?
Emblazoning us with hope,
choking us with despair.

Is it dreams,
or nightmares?
Filled with worlds
that seem so real.

Is it a message,
adrift in a sea of letters?
Carrying directions,
or a dire forewarning?

What is writing?
Would it be simpler
to ask?
What am I?


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