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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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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. :)

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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

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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++++++

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