A WRITER'S TRUTH

A WRITER'S TRUTH

A Poem by Eddie Phillips
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When I first started sharing my writing some people said it was to showboat. It almost made me stop. I have since come to realize what it means to be a writer.

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Writing is not about ego, it’s not about selfishness or pride
It is not about being smarter or just showcasing what’s inside
Writing is about feeling; it’s about scribing what you see
Writing is about aesthetic meaning; it's desire wanting to be free
Writers believe in hope; they write on pens tempered with faith
They write during utter oblivion because it relieves their inner ache
Many writers are often lonely and only their words can fill the space
They launch words into their void, hoping to fill that empty place
It's never about being popular or being seen for having a gift
It about exposing those hidden pains or giving someone else a lift
Writers give pieces of themselves to this world of broken souls
They encase it inside verse, so others can read and be made whole
It is a very delicate gift and sadly many writers die too young
They give and give to man and receive little love from anyone
So understand that writing is a wondrously humbling thing
Writers give all they have inside to teach others how to dream

 

© 2013 Eddie K. Phillips

© 2013 Eddie Phillips


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Whatever creative outlet you may have in your life some dip s**t is going to come along and diss it. I think you're a good writer and I like reading your work so the next time someone says you're showboating look them dead in the eye and say "Sure. What about it?"

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

Oh I do! Thanks brother for reading my simple words again. I just write what comes to me.



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this piece says exactly why I started writing, it was pore rasing seeing some else had the same thought, i must say i enjoyed reading this piece in particular and look forward to more of your work

Posted 6 Years Ago


Inspiring read Eddie, you wrapped your ink nicely around what it means to be a writer/poet, enjoyed! Dream on....

Posted 6 Years Ago


Well-said! Inspiring! You're a helper, Eddie. --David

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read this poem. I am happy that you and other writers connected wi.. read more
A beautiful write Eddie....

YB

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

Thak you very much. I am happy you stopped by to read it. I appreciate your kind review.
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Nix
Wow Eddie! This may be your most inspiring and amazingly written piece yet! I have said that for quite a few of your other writings but this one has risen above the others in my book. Truly amazing writing! I believe that this is the model of a TRUE writer. Not all writers, but a true one. One that, like you said, does not write for selfish gain but to inspire others to dream. Sometimes writers may seem conceited but I just think many are misinterpreted. You are nearing the title of poet... if you haven't already reached it. Keep striving Eddie! God Bless!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

Wow that is saying a lot. I have written so many poems that I don't know if they are good or not. .. read more
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Dye
Spoken beautifully, although I would expect nothing less from a true writer. :)

"Writers give all they have inside to teach others how to dream"

That line rings so much truth, a good writer can bring dreams to life and take you places you never knew existed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

You honor me with your kind words. I am happy you connected with this poem. It was written to give.. read more
Eddie, every line of this rings true. This is like the Writer's Creed... Love it!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

Rita I thank you for your kind words. I wanted to write something that spoke about the writer's gif.. read more
Man, if you keep coughing up secrets, drunks like me will be forced to deal with life sober, how can you do that bro. LOL, just kidding, loved this. An honest writer in dishonest media, love ya.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

LOL All we can do is write our hearts! I am happy you enjoyed it.
Well dont this is a truth for most of us Sharing intimate pains that resonate with the rest

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

It is such a powerful gift. It is amazing when you see how your writing touches people. It is a st.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

You are welcome
What a wonderful poem this is, Eddie. I caught a glimpse of your heart between the lines and was very impressed. This poem is a winner!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eddie Phillips

6 Years Ago

Thank you Joyce. Writing is my passion. I love to share my writing and I honor the gift we all hav.. read more

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Eddie Phillips

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Writer, Scholar, Martial Artist, Poet, etc. I write everything. Whatever is on my heart comes through my pen. I do not limit myself to only write what I think. I write what I feel. I write a lot .. more..

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