Godfrey Morris
Kingston, Jamaica

Why I Write?

Rating: 4.4
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
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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COMMENTS
Bill Cantrell 11 March 2017
You write because you are a poet, and a good one! Wonderful poem my friend
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Liza Sudina 19 September 2015
there is a verse -A spring that takes away all thirst. Why? - because they are dictated from don't know where - that could be my answer. Nice to read your opinion!
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Sally Plumb Plumb 13 May 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece. Thanks.
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Bursting with beauty. Well done my friend.10/10
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Heather Wilkins 05 June 2013
excellent write on why I write. you have spoken for all poets everywhere. writing is a great release of emotions.
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Savita Tyagi 30 November 2012
Loved it. Yes some time we write just to be free!
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Robert Roberts 25 July 2012
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)
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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 :)
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Eric Cockrell 04 July 2012
you must write to breathe, and that your breath be shared!
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Captain Cur 04 July 2012
Well written explanation of why you and others write. A positive personal message for all. Loved this poem.
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