Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Y I Write..... [Why I write (poetry especially) : Personal; Fairly short]


I write 4 myself most of all....., and
I write 2 keep my brain on the ball.
I write 2 amuse myself and maybe U.
I write when I can't think of something better 2 do.
I write 2 keep myself from eating 2 much.
I write when the weather is nasty with rain and such.
I write 2 keep me from bothering certain people with talking.

I've written 2 some women; I did not consider it stalking.
I've written 2 wish another person a happy day.
I've written in case anyone wants 2 read what I've got 2 say.

I hope I can write for as long as I'm able to breathe.....,
to make a joke, send some news, or a long story weave.

(Jan.2013)

Submitted: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

i don't usually substitute single characters such as '2' or 'U' for words in my writing. i hope this doesn't detract from the reader's enjoyment (hopefully there is SOME enjoyment in this) . the explanation for why (and when) i write, is pretty straightforward. i'm also retired and it helps pass the time some days.
in August 2013 (now) i got the following comment from a ph friend:
'Member: Elena Plotkin
Comment: I hate to criticize but why didn't you substitute the number for the words in the last couplet and make it:

I hope I can write 4 as long as I'm able 2 breathe.....,
2 make a joke, send some news, or a long story weave.'

actually, elena and other readers, when i read elena's comment i had to look at the poem again because i DIDN'T REMEMBER it well, , , not very well at all! and i DON'T KNOW why i didn't do as she wondered. i guess i'll leave it be. :)

Comments about this poem (Y I Write..... [Why I write (poetry especially) : Personal; Fairly short] by Bri Edwards )

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  • John Westlake (3/21/2014 8:54:00 PM)

    Written almost in street slang with the letters but it does not take anything away from my enjoyment of this one. Seems honest also which adds to the fun (Report) Reply

  • Elena Plotkin (8/27/2013 4:42:00 PM)

    I hate to criticize but why didn't you substitute the number for the words in the last couplet and make it:

    I hope I can write 4 as long as I'm able 2 breathe.....,
    2 make a joke, send some news, or a long story weave.

    Nice rhyme and sentiment. A solid ten (Report) Reply

  • Elena Plotkin (8/27/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    I hate to criticize but why didn't you substitute the number for the words in the last couplet and make it:

    I hope I can write 4 as long as I'm able 2 breathe.....,
    2 make a joke, send some news, or a long story weave.

    Nice rhyme and sentiment. A solid ten. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (2/24/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    Well well well.....this one really knock my socks off! ! I'm truly speechless! ! just perfect. i receive kind of warm feeling from this brilliant work!
    10++++++ (Report) Reply

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