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Poem: I Can't Stop Writing

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

"I Can't Stop Writing" is a poem that jumped into my mind while reading a comment left by Andrea Lawrence (SerenityHalo) on a forum post by Miebakagh , "Hubpages - Marven Has Pushed Us To A Tight Corner."

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I Can't Stop Writing

To me…
writing isn't something that's always fun.

Don't get me wrong...
there are times I have fun with it,
I can write something completely silly,
when I'm totally relaxed,
not putting too much thought into each word,
but on a normal day, writing takes time,
it’s like a full-time job.

We don't write for fun ...
we write because the words
won't let go of us.

Each syllable is a part of us
like the air we breathe,
we must share what our muse conjures up,
to survive.

So, you see...
it NOT about finding it fun
NOR having the community we want....
it's about so much more.

We simply cannot quit, it's just not in us.
we may,
on the other hand,
become frustrated and vent.

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Writing,

at its best,

is a bridge constructed across the abyss of human loneliness.

— David Foster Wallace

"Can't Stop This Feeling ~ Justin Timberlake"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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