em wilder

United States

call me mirkat (or cordelia)
est. 10/15/20
14│she/her│INFP-A│old soul

i've always fallen in love with the ideas of people.

have an ineffable day!
i can't express how much i love it here...

<3<3<3

Message from Writer

scribble chums with remi'sgotinkstains, useless :), and Starlitskies.

thanks to paisley blue and rwong for all the love and support.

“there was a star riding through clouds
one night, & i said to the star,
'consume me'.”
― virginia woolf

“when i cannot see words
curling like rings of smoke round me
i am in darkness— i am nothing.”
― virginia woolf

"the moment was all;
the moment was enough.”
― virginia woolf

the gift of words

October 20, 2020

PROMPT: Why I Write

19

i write to faceless, nameless people.
People with their own worries and hopes and joys.
People in far off lands and distant times.
in the past, present, and future.

i write to them about my life.
my worries, my hopes, my joys.
i write them in words.
i'm funny that way-- words go straight from
head to
paper,
missing my mouth.

i write to them about what i wish was mine.
i build myself up from the
pieces someone else dropped behind.
i tell them i belong and that 
i'm loved and that
i have super powers
and just about a million other things.

i write it all down so that they can see
all the crazy that goes on
high up there in my head.

i write to them,
not for them.
no, i write for me
and my crazy thoughts spinning and spinning  
and my heart feeling things beyond belief.

i write to relieve the build-up of all of the
feelings
and thoughts
and dreams.

i write so that the nameless, faceless people
can see that we all have the thoughts and feelings and dreams.
so that they can feel human.
feel as if they belong.

but most of all,
i write for me.

(and, of course, all the
 crazy
 that goes on high up there in my head)

 
Second attempt at this prompt! I actually like both poems a lot. I think the other one (also called "the gift of words") is slightly better and more powerful, Which one do you guys like better? 

Login or Signup to provide a comment.

13 Comments
  • AmandaWritesRandolphTheRedNoesedSeaHorse(#holidayvibes)

    This is one of the most relatable things! Its insane how much writing can change a person! This is really really good! :) Keep on writing! Keep on creating!


    4 months ago
  • cSpark

    I love this! It's great and I feel the same way!

    Re: Hi Mir! Thanks for the warm welcome. I am so excited to join you on Write the World! I hope you have a good day! I look forward to seeing your writing in the future :)


    4 months ago
  • WordsSpeakLouder

    I love the concept of writing about your view of your audience. You're an awesome, talented person and your words have a flow that makes reading your pieces so captivating. Have an awesome day.


    4 months ago
  • ChocolateKiwi

    This is really good!

    Re: Thank you for your comment, it was so sweet!


    4 months ago
  • Sam_the_Sham

    thank you for the kind welcome! i appreciate the feedback. it's been a long time since i've taken a shot at poetry.
    i see that you are an even more talented writer. i really liked this piece. definitely feel "i write to relieve the build-up of all of the feelings and thoughts and dreams."
    one last thing before i go: gilmore girls is undeniably awesome. i long for the sarcastic capabilities of lorelai glimore. sadly i am not quick of wit like her and rory.
    alright, see you around the dashboard!


    4 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    *I


    4 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Woah I love this <333
    Re: ah yeah. That makes sense—LFA is kinda... mature. But really good!!! I'd have to say thats my favorite John Green book, but I also love Turtles All The Way Down. They're all amazing!!! Oh, also An Abundance Of Katherines. That one is amazing!!! I think I've read paper towns, but I can't remember. I need to read it again, if 8 have :))


    4 months ago
  • Bhavya's Treasure

    'i build myself up from the
    pieces someone else dropped behind'
    I loved this.
    Both the poems are pretty good but I like this one more because it seemed concrete to me. :D
    Also, I feel the repetition is beautiful. It reminds the reader again what you said before.

    Re: Thank you! That's great you felt that. XD


    4 months ago
  • iamherbooks

    I didn't like so much the ending, it's a bit repetitive (especially the lines between parenthesis), but the lines 1) "i'm funny that way-- words go straight from
    head to
    paper,
    missing my mouth."

    and 2) "i build myself up from the
    pieces someone else dropped behind."

    and 3) "i write to them,
    not for them.
    no, i write for me"

    are so powerful and well-written! I loved it!


    4 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    Re: Cool :) Thank you


    4 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    Re: Oh, you should yeah! They are good, very different from the show but good. Yeah, I feel that way too. Yes, I've read all of the books, and I am currently ready emily.


    4 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    Ooh, I love this piece. "i write to faceless, nameless people" I mean just wow. The talent here is stunning!
    Re: Thank you, author, for your recommendation. I have it on my playlist now!!


    4 months ago
  • Remaking_The_World

    I definitely love both of them! However, I think the format of the other one is a little more powerful and unique! Great job on both though! :)


    4 months ago