Why Do I Write Poetry, You May Ask?

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 02:53 -- mclesan

Why do I write poetry, you may ask?

Is it to satisfy a homework task?

To practice rhyming fancy words,

As if I were an English nerd?

But that is not it.  You couldn’t be more wrong.

It cannot be done unwilling or when forced upon.

It has to come from the heart; the inspiration from within.

For that is the only way that poetry can begin.

It needs a feeling, emotions, or even affection.

For without those things, the poem lacks true connection.

You’ll find your inspiration, to end your poetry drought.

Don't worry, without even knowing, the words will just spill out.

They will write themselves, as they scrawl across the page;

It relaxes your whole being and watch it melt away your rage.

Poetry is a diary, your heart spilled out in rhyme;

It spells your life, every moment, in between each line.

It addresses the ups and downs, the twists and turns;

Every time you achieved something great; every crash and burn.

Your first love, thankfulness, or your most burning desire;

Poetry is leaving your heart out on the wire.

Why do I write poetry, you may ask?

I tell you now, it is not a task.

It is a process that leaves me feeling refreshed and free.

And that is why I write poetry.

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