Why I Write
Author: Sweet_Suicide


Enter the subject thatís how Iíll start this verse,
lay my hand down and show you what my card is,
The truth is Iím not an artist, Iíve no talent whatsoever
Iím not the smartest, no, Iím not even clever
I just blurt this, absurd mist of thoughts sick and distraught
Twisted and twisting just begging to spew forth
Fisted and swinging, marching in hordes
Kicking and screaming, locked inside my brain
I push them out and away but they just return and remain
Intense, and the pain, it never ends
And Iíve no real defense, (merely pretense)
In a sense, my mind is like an asylum
For these thoughts to find sanctum
Wicked and piercing, stabs of inner violence
I canít get a moment of inner silence with them wailing
in my head like banshees, wanton
So I just rant on, papers
Emotions bursting like geysers
Words spilling for acres
And I just canít waver
Hands steady with a pen, the same way with a razor
In ways, forms, itís like Iím being possessed
These thoughts rush over me, and I just cannot protest
These thoughts they insist, and my hands they press
Itís not a form of release when it still leaves me distressed depressed
not worse for wear but neither good as new.
I guess I just write cause I donít know what else to do.


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marcela ( -- Wednesday, September 27 2006, 11:30 pm

can i use ur poem

can i use ur poem to read to the front of my creative writing class. we are supposed to bring in authors poems of why they write...and i want to use urs
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