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    dots Submission Name: Why Write?dots
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    Author: Scribner
    Elite Ratio:    2.3 - 131/134/18
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       Anyone who writes has people in their lives that can't understand why they would want to. At least on purpose, or God forbid even fun. This was my attempt to try to explain that.


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    dotsWhy Write?dots
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    I write
    struggling to articulate experience.
    It is my call.
    My cry to the world:
    "Behold. I am alive
    and I must sing about it."

    I write,
    not to express myself,
    but to create myself.
    With each word, each sentence, each paragraph
    I gather back the pieces of myself
    that life's circumstances have scattered.
    I become whole by writing.




    Submitted on 2004-02-08 20:12:21     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      Jason...

    this is us...yep.

    we write to make ourselves whole...we write to create ourselves---and each part of the poem we write gathers one more piece of us, so that we can put ourselves back together...
    life takes us apart...but writing heals...

    and yes, it is our call..i firmly believe that...
    we are the voice for our generation...and if we have the gift at all...it is our duty to use it!

    thanks for this poem.
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    jacob
    | Posted on 2011-03-24 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]
      Absolutely! This is just great. I love it! Again simple but you explain it perfectly.

    "I gather back the pieces of myself
    that life's circumstances have scattered.
    I become whole by writing." This is my favourite part...it reminds me of the work of my entire life...all the hours I have sat in counselling, when all I have ever really needed to do is write.

    Well written!
    Thank you for this, it is a treasure!

    Lisa
    | Posted on 2006-11-29 00:00:00 | by Lisa-Marie | [ Reply to This ]
      "I write, not to express myself, but to create mystelf." - Such a powerful line. I totally agree with u on that.
    | Posted on 2006-04-27 00:00:00 | by Amanda_d19 | [ Reply to This ]
      I like that. i like how you gave so much self-definition about a topic. I like it I feel sorta the same, way. Sorta. Great write!

    Julian
    | Posted on 2004-03-04 00:00:00 | by Nashataku | [ Reply to This ]
      If I am ever stopped by the "Why Write" Police, will you be my attorney? Very compelling argument you make for writers... and before I met Elecia, I had no support for my writing... I couldnt have explained this better... nice job
    | Posted on 2004-02-09 00:00:00 | by Crash | [ Reply to This ]
      I agree, well said. Sometimes, writing forces me to think. I lose myself when I become lazy. Then there are times, there is this urge, perhaps something Jack the Ripper knows too well, when you need to rip up something, but in our case, by writing. Fine work, this! :)
    | Posted on 2004-02-09 00:00:00 | by hopefloats | [ Reply to This ]
      Great way of putting it. Very succinct and to the point. It deserves a fave. I've always written things just to make them clear too. In the act of wording new ideas and truths seem to materialize and the foggy understanding of what was experienced becomes clear.
    | Posted on 2004-02-08 00:00:00 | by Webmaster | [ Reply to This ]
      Jason, this superb! As I read the first lines of the second stanza, I thought they would be my favorite, then the whole second stanza became a favorite. Now the whole piece. like most of your work, i have to commit to Favorites. Thanks, silver
    | Posted on 2004-02-08 00:00:00 | by Silverdog | [ Reply to This ]
      I love this! It's true. There are so many people like that. Artless people who can't see beauty, who have never read a whole book in their lives. You explain it so well! I love the first part. 'Behold. I am alive and i must sing about it'. Beautiful.
    | Posted on 2004-02-08 00:00:00 | by Voodoo_Lounge | [ Reply to This ]


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