Everything I Write
Author: Shiloh


Every word,
Every mark of punctuation,
Every collection of lines
And every space between them all…
I have planned.

I must do this
In order to share the feelings
Of what I write
To insure the reader
Is there with me,
Has therefore been there,
With me,
And that we are,
For the moment at least,
Tied to one another in thought.

I write as I am commanded.
I write because that
Is what writers do.
I write to try to share my mind
Becauese I want to add
To your mind
Things that will make you think.

I don’t want to sway your mind
Or make you a follower.
I leave that to the preachers
And politicians.
I merely want to give your mind
A mental smile,
And sometimes,
A mental exclamation point.

That is the good part
Of writing.


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