Poems about writing

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been so focused on writing for graduate school that I rarely think to create posts here. In the next few weeks, I will be updating this with some things I have written for school that I would like to share.

The following few poems answer different questions I was asked in my writing for change course.

Who are you as writer?

 

When I write

I explore:

The world, myself, the unknown

I examine:

The memories I hold dear

I explain:

My feelings and attitudes

I contemplate:

The present, past, and future

I observe:

Otherness

My words:

Are carefully chosen

Either

Blurted out and left as is

Or

Excruciatingly reviewed and revised

My heart:

Is open

My brain:

Unnerved, never comfortable

My soul:

Happy to speak out

Reminding me of who I am deep inside

What have you learned?

Untitled

I can be…

Impatient

Lazy

Unmotivated

Overwhelmed

Stuck in a state of inaction

Or

Easily excited

Passionate

Constantly creating

Wanting to do everything

Exploring all my curiosities

Focused on recording

My past, present, and future

In story-form

In art

In music

Everything in life

The stories that I need to tell

Come to me

When they can no longer stand my fearful silence

They smack me in the head

And say “release me now!”

Instead of weighing down my mind

They are now written

In printer ink

Or stored in a computer document

Weighing down the page,

Taking up space

But in a better place

They may be shared widely

Or kept hidden forever

Never to be read

By anyone but me

But they are out of my mind

Free

Where are you going as a writer?

Where am I going?

Moving forward

I want

To share

My words

My stories

To release

The feelings and experiences

That hold me back

To teach

Others

To realize

The value

In sharing

In writing

In speaking

In creating

In putting words to a page

That will live on

Long after they are gone

What do you need?

I need:

Nature

People

Experiences

Reflection

Time

Focus

Freedom

Movement

Support

Self-care

Beauty

Creativity

Inspiration

Sun

Food

Art

Music

Relationships

Heartbreak

Love

Loss

Grief

Health

Pain

Desire

Emotion

Wisdom

Peace

…and a writing utensil.

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