Godfrey Morris

Silver Star - 3,578 Points (August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

Why I Write? - Poem by Godfrey Morris

My child you ask me why

And so I give a sure reply

The reason why I write you ask?

I do so to unveil a mask -

To state a claim my dear

And dry these noble tears at last

The reason why I write

Is to be free -

As that young lad's kite

To flee from charmless grips

And stray from harm's lustful flight


You ask me why I write today?

I do so that you go away!

To a place, within my space

That way I'll have a worthy say

I write my dear to tell a tale

Of places that I once had sailed

The promises that were never had

The eluded dreams that made me sad


The reason why I write a verse

Is to soothe this soul I thought was cursed

To trod with care through lonely roads

And pray my troubles be reversed


The reason why I write to you

Is so you ‘ll see my point of view

That in all things, there is a verse

A spring that takes away all thirst


Copyright © 2012


Comments about Why I Write? by Godfrey Morris

  • Veteran Poet - 1,897 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (5/13/2015 1:49:00 AM)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this piece. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,384 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/25/2014 9:44:00 PM)

    Bursting with beauty. Well done my friend.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,109 Points Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    excellent write on why I write. you have spoken for all poets everywhere. writing is a great release of emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,885 Points Savita Tyagi (11/30/2012 8:26:00 PM)

    Loved it. Yes some time we write just to be free! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 152 Points Robert Roberts (7/25/2012 12:39:00 AM)

    and that my dear is why we write to let the world hear a voice as the read the word written, cause when we write just for a moment theres peace and all is okk as the pen hit that paper or our fingers on the keyboard all becomes clear and that my dear is why we write. (had to say it man marvelous work brother mind of a true poet keep writing man) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Freedom From Darkness (7/9/2012 1:39:00 PM)

    amazing poem. Really felt a conection with certain lines as they are the reasons i write :) . the poem flowed and rhymed really well. i loved it :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 66 Points Craig Anderson (7/6/2012 11:54:00 AM)

    A very personal write that encompasses all poets feelings. Nice write Godfrey.
    Regards Craig (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points Eric Cockrell (7/4/2012 6:46:00 PM)

    you must write to breathe, and that your breath be shared! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Captain Cur (7/4/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    Well written explanation of why you and others write.
    A positive personal message for all.
    Loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Uche Chidozie (7/3/2012 8:29:00 PM)

    Being universal in the aspect of explicating all about literature, why, what? in that single term literature to be free, unveil a mask, state a claim, tell a tale, promises that were never had soothe this soul i thought cursed.
    Godfrey, you are unique, thanks for sharing....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 120 Points Persian Khushi (7/3/2012 3:02:00 PM)

    superbly written... freeing the soul through your writing. love it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Jubril Balogun (7/3/2012 1:56:00 AM)

    good work brother...thumbs up! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,220 Points Sallam Yassin (7/2/2012 3:11:00 AM)

    pouring truth; god bless you Godfrey Morris u write from soul in to out keep that way will done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 248 Points Echezonachukwu Nduka (7/1/2012 12:14:00 AM)

    This is very brilliant! .Godfrey, you're a genius! . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Josephine Collett (6/30/2012 8:22:00 PM)

    unusual subject deftly handled Godfrey. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,336 Points Jerry Hughes (6/29/2012 8:27:00 PM)

    ...excellent Godfrey, you are very good writer (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Darren David Weaver (6/29/2012 4:24:00 PM)

    It is insightful to read why a person writes poetry - it is not often covered... or covered so nicely as it is here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (6/28/2012 2:45:00 PM)

    A very clever poem and a joy to read. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,897 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (6/28/2012 9:49:00 AM)

    Writing is a very helpful therapy. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,246 Points Valerie Dohren (6/27/2012 3:08:00 PM)

    A great write - a poet's poem, a good read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 28, 2012


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