Poets Are Masochists

Personal (Hope)

I've been writing for 11 years and said so many things. Sometimes the same thing over and over again. I can't say that these words I write now haven't been said before by me or others. 


I don't write for acclaim or recognition. If no one reads this, it makes no difference because I don't write for you. That is not to say that I don't appreciate my readers and want to help them in any way I can. I am just saying that that is not my motivation.


I write because there is poetry in my veins. It's in my blood. I write because if I didn't, my tears would swallow me whole. I write for my sanity, for my health. 


A wise man once said poets are masochists for "pain is half-invited". That is accurate at least for me. Many times I have searched for heartache just to have a reason to write.  The best poems have come out of a broken heart. It's all part of the craft I chose. I will take these tears and make something beautiful and it will all be worth it in the end.

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i Try To entertain

and enlighten. Not always the printed outcome, but motive is often to make think or laugh. sometime some comment overheard, something observed. or a memory. forms like haiku stretch the faculties. If I wrote heartache I would not be upbeat and content, but tearful and unhappy. Writing is for sharing the life - extended biography. ~s~



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