Miss_S_wise

India

A 15-year-old imperfectionist, waiting for acceptance in a world that loves Sunshines and Roses...
POTTERHEAD, always.

Message to Readers

So, I've honestly got no idea where this came from. But I knew I had to write something for this prompt...
I'm posting something at wtw after an excruciatingly long time, so please do tell how you feel about it:)))

Just Because I can

October 20, 2020

PROMPT: Why I Write

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Why do I write?
A million-dollar question, isn't it?
Truth be told I honestly don't know. 

I don't write to feel the breeze across my face,
I'm privileged enough to own a fan.
I don't write to see the trees sway and birds chirp,
I wake up to that feeling every day.

I don't write to feel the paper underneath my skin,
Papers hold secrets. Secrets are dangerous. 
I don't write to see the ink flow out my pen.
Pens have caused me more pain than swords ever could

I don't write to gain any praise,
They're hard to find. 
I don't write to gain experience,
They're much too confusing.

I don't write to please others,
I end up failing their expectations. 
I don't write to please myself. 
I don't have any expectations. 

I don't write to find myself,
I'm well aware of who I am
I don't write to feel like my "true self". 
I am a storyteller, after all. 

So maybe, just maybe,
I write because I don't have a reason to...
I write just because I can...
I don't know how original this was, but I'm pretty sure it ended up being cliched. But whatever, it just came to my mind and, after a lot of procrastination and frowning, I ended up publishing it :D

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3 Comments
  • Anlee

    "I don't write to see the ink flow out my pen.
    Pens have caused me more pain than swords ever could"
    wow such a great take on the prompt! love it <33


    3 months ago
  • abby.a

    Re: thank you so much!!!! i actually really appreciate that! it means more than you probably know...

    and that, my friend, is a totally valid reason to write. but can we talk about your talent??? seriously, this is so well written. i love it.


    3 months ago
  • Emi (Revival Year #NEWYEAR)

    I love how you turned this into a poem, and your final conclusion on why you write is so relatable.


    3 months ago