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Why I Write MAG

September 30, 2008
By Anonymous

I write to create
In the world’s massive novel
A page of my own

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem to express my passion for writing. Writing is my way to have my voice heard.

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on Jan. 27 2022 at 2:42 pm
ILiveToRead PLATINUM, Wailuku, Hawaii
24 articles 3 photos 149 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My music will tell you more about me than I ever will, don't ask me what i'm feeling, ask me what song am I listening to." "I think I'm afraid too be happy, because whenever I get to happy, something bad always happens."

I holds such depth and meaning in such a short span of words, can anything quite match the art of the pen?

newteenboi said...
on Sep. 10 2020 at 10:32 am
newteenboi, Moore, Oklahoma
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments
Great work i love it.

on Nov. 17 2019 at 7:43 pm
marvelousamazinggirl BRONZE, ..., Other
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are things you don't want to happen, but have to accept.
Things you don't want to know, but have to learn.
And people you can't live without, but have to let go.

Nice! :)

on Oct. 26 2018 at 9:21 pm
Ellie-Burns PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
32 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.

This is so relatable and beautiful. Absolutely beautiful

on Oct. 9 2018 at 11:25 am
EHRollTide SILVER, Madeira, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
--Paul McCartney, "The End"

A simple truth but certainly a lot of depth. Brilliant.

zakary said...
on Apr. 6 2016 at 3:32 pm
you should keep writing

on Apr. 6 2016 at 11:39 am
Daniel.W.Evensen PLATINUM, Eagle River, Wisconsin
44 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaiah 40:31
Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will run and not be faint, walk and not be weary.

You have a great passion for writing! KEEP IT UP!

on Feb. 1 2016 at 10:30 pm
ItsTimeToBegin PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
29 articles 0 photos 49 comments
"In the world's massive novel" Wow.

on Nov. 6 2014 at 10:08 am
authoress17 SILVER, Evans City, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If there is no such thing as magic...then what is writing?."-authoress17 (me)

Awesome! This conveys your feelings and emotions about writing perfectly. I can tell your very passionate about it. Wonderful work.

on Sep. 8 2014 at 9:08 pm
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
31 articles 2 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Amazing! You'll definitely create a page of your own with this type of writing :)

on Aug. 29 2014 at 10:26 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I'm glad this has 279 or 280 comments! You deserve it, Emily. So true. You haiku is absolutely beautiful and inspiring, and so very true. This is one of the reasons why I write too. You have such a talent, to be able to put power into few words. You are a wonderful person and writer. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing this! ^_^

on Aug. 29 2014 at 8:14 am
guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
10 articles 11 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6

I think you just characterized in just 17 syllables a reason why teens, kids, and adults alike all write. Great job! :)

on Aug. 24 2014 at 1:05 am
Caesar123 DIAMOND, Union Grove, Wisconsin
50 articles 7 photos 103 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Madness in great ones must not unwatched go" --Claudius in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Pretty good! Keep up the good work!

Longlegs GOLD said...
on Aug. 11 2014 at 12:30 pm
Longlegs GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
16 articles 0 photos 84 comments
Great work - well done! You're so creative...

on Aug. 3 2014 at 1:06 pm
sneha.s.nair BRONZE, Palakkad,kerala, Other
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:

emily you done a great work.poem is quite delicate & touching

on Jul. 18 2014 at 2:19 am
bookmaniac PLATINUM, Issaquah, Washington
41 articles 18 photos 9 comments
This is beautifully simple and complex all at once. Great job!

on Apr. 10 2014 at 10:34 am
santiara BRONZE, Hammond, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
" I can do it "

This is a reason i write too .

on Jan. 16 2014 at 9:17 pm
Coulperingcircus SILVER, Stamford, Connecticut
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments
wow this is great

on Dec. 1 2013 at 5:40 am
SweetDarkness PLATINUM, Merced, California
22 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"After rain comes a rainbow."
"All we can do is hope for a better tomorrow."
"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." -Gandhi
"an illusion can only last so long before it gives up its secrets."

Amazing! You managed to simplify something otherwise difficult or lengthy  to explain.

dinks PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 20 2013 at 9:34 pm
dinks PLATINUM, Hinsdale, Illinois
28 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and kisses are a better faith than freedom"

Love this, you managed to simplify something that is sometimes almost unexplainable, keep it up!