Why Do I write Poetry?


Why is it that I can sit and write these words?

They seem to just come into my mind,

And I need to put them on paper.

Some maybe good,

Some are bad ,

But the urge to get them written

Is a force that I cannot fight.

They can be funny.

They can be sad.

They can be angry.

All emotions are shown,

The strongest one is of course love.

The emotive ones are best;

To put emotion onto the page

Comes to me with absolute ease.

Writing poetry is a release

Into a different world,

Where some troubles are forgotten,

And others are written here.

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  • spilleronsheet

    So true that’s a writer’s blessing or a habit that cannot be done away with…giving words to those coloured emotions
    And I truly resonate with your lines
    “ Writing poetry is a release

    Into a different world,

    Where some troubles are forgotten,

    And others are written here.”

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you for your kind words spilleronsheet.


    • orchidee

      Good write Gold.
      Some poems cause me to swoon, but Fido rescues me in time. lol.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Welcome, Gold. Me next poem is 'Why do I sing?' There's no words in it, as I haven't the foggiest idea of what caused me to start singing! lol.

        • Neville

          .. you are of course, quite write .. and not the only one .. of that I'm quite writely sure .. ......... .... .. Neville

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Neville, yes there are many who view poetry the same way.


          • dusk arising

            I think you have an admirable clarity of thought to be able to write each day as you do.
            For me a confusion of thought will often stop me until suchtime as i am nudged into clarity probably by some happenstance.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you d a, it is just something I do, sometimes it is harder than others but I can usually come up with something.


            • Accidental Poet

              Yes Andy, for some writing poetry is much like breathing. It just comes out and we feel better for letting it out.
              And the music and words from the Moody Blues always a joy to hear. Write on my friend. 😉

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you AP, very true.

                Yes the Moody Blues are always a joy to hear.


              • arqios

                Troubles to be forgotten and others to be kept. We write because we have to. This is a powerful read. Thanks for sharing your poetry.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you crypticbard, most kind.


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