poetry, Writing

Why I Write

Langston Hughes quote on Journal-VickieHallmark, flickr.com
Journal-VickieHallmark, flickr.com


I cannot NOT write.

I write to tell stories about people and issues that matter, 

to me,

with experiences which may be different than your own,

or the same.

I write about the ugly & the beautiful

the abandoned & abused

the loved & unloved

the saved & the unsaved.

I write because I’m fascinated

by the hope and faith broken people

can show

in the middle of their pain

something that pushes them on.

I write because I know that

no hay rosas sin espinas

there are no roses without thorns 

I write to feel, to stay alive, 

to have hope, and because I’m grateful 

Why do you write or create?

8 thoughts on “Why I Write”

  1. Ha! You know I’m not going to let this pass, Mona. I have to go sit on a rock and think about it, though. And when I find out, I will be zip back, banging on your door, all excited.


      1. I’m actually lying on it now, still thinking. Let’s see, it’s April 2nd. It’s 2015. Plenty of time, plenty of time.

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