Why Do I Write?

Why Do I Write?

A Poem by Enjoy

I bleed viscous black ink on the white skin in front of me,

for days on end to no avail. Arterial passages construct and branch

but never come together in a single system.

Why do I write? When I am old, grey and decrepit will the words I score now

carry me into the grave with a merry shadow?

Will they give me love in my dying days?

Why do I write?

© 2011 Enjoy


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To inspire, to record, to live, to grace others with words from your heart and to release. most of all to release. Creativity should never be stiffled so write on!
Loved it!

Posted 12 Years Ago


its always an outlet for any emotion. I like this, short but deep.

Posted 12 Years Ago


I was just thinking this very thing this morning. Ironically, I couldn't put it into words! But in the end, I write because I have to. Thanks for the great poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago


The first three lines were packed with creativity in terms of word choice, which made it give it a beautiful tone to the piece. Wonderful!

Posted 12 Years Ago


We all wonder the same thing Im sure from time to time. That was great, I enjoyed reading that. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago


Ah this is so true, and so sad, but its real "will the words I score now carry me into the grave with a merry shadow"...awesome use of vocabulary & literary device. I also really love the beginning two lines, those are beautiful. "Arterial passages construct and branch but never come together in a single system" ...amazing, you are so original. I love this (^_^)

Posted 12 Years Ago


Very well done. I enjoyed the inspiration, and good word choice!

Posted 12 Years Ago


hey.this is good!:D

Posted 12 Years Ago


This is good. It's an honest contemplation all writers go through in their lives--some of the best writers never answer it, too

Posted 12 Years Ago


nice piece. an inspiration to all writers :)

Posted 12 Years Ago



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