Friday, March 7, 2014

I Write


I write
to tether myself to this world
lest I float away

I write
to avoid so much introspection
I find myself inverted

I write
to cut pain from my soul
releasing fear and terror
 
I write
to spill my guts
so you may identify its contents

I write
to crack myself up
and put myself back together again
 
I write to
to ignite fires in bellies
starved of words
 
I write
to face the reality of today
punching unfairness into tomorrow
 
I write
to unwind the tightly coiled springs
of the bed I made
 
I write
to lose myself
so that I may find myself again
 
I write
to dislodge the iron mask
that hides the inner truth
 
I write
to capture memories
for my mind has storage issues
 
I write
to hold a candle flicker
to the dark crevices of my mind
 
I write
to free myself of the chains
anchoring me to the past

I write
to bandage gaping wounds
that identify me
 
I write
to see, to feel, to touch
 
. . . . . and so I write
 
 
Linking up with dVerse where the topic is Manifestos

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29 comments:

  1. There are so many reasons and any one of them can be invoked. No reason therefore for one to be idle. Truly said Kathryn!

    Hank

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  2. i write to lose myself, so i can find myself again...smiles...i can relate to that one...
    i check my dark crevices quite regularly as well...ha.
    cool write kathryn.

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  3. This is beautifully and thoughtfully written. I say hurrah - I believe it to be the heart, the raison d'etre, the consciousness of a true poet - who has read, who has written and who still has much to say. Brava!

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    1. Thank you . . . it was good to reflect on why I write.

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  4. I really like the tethering and the cracking up to put yourself back together again--brilliant! Strong manifesto Kathryn.

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  5. I write . . . for nearly all the same reasons that you so greatly put into words! Perhaps my most favorite of yours yet! xo

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  6. losing and finding myself again...crack myself up and put me back together again... yeah... poetry does that.. one of the beauties...

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  7. I feel like the process of tearing down and rebuilding oneself.. sometimes one has to start over again.. I find what you write most inspiring.

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  8. I can empathize with each of your reasons, Kathryn. I like especially....writing to lose yourself so you can find yourself again.

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  9. I can identify with most of the reasons why you write. And I enjoyed the form you used, the repetition at the beginning of each stanza.

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    1. Thanks Gabriella, love that you identified with this one.

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  10. You had me with the first stanza...then as you progress through your reasons I find myself saying yes to each one..."to see, to feel, to touch"...I love it.

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    1. Thank you Ronald, it always makes me smile when others can identify with something I've written.

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  11. Absolutely wonderful.

    I write for many of your reasons, too, but not nearly as eloquently as you.

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  12. I can identify with your reasons specially finding or rediscovering myself again ~ Beautifully written ~

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  13. 'I write
    to lose myself
    so that I may find myself again' ~ my favorite xx

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  14. I'm sure you also write because you can't NOT write. Your words flow beautifully. I enjoyed reading every one of them.

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    1. So true Naomi, at times it feels like something takes over my body and I can't NOT write.

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  15. Wow! Kathryn. I really, really like this one. There is such a flow and emotion here and such a wondrous way with words. My favorite: " to spill my guts; so you may identify its contents" So powerful!

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    1. Thanks Brenda . . . I love how different people identify with different parts of this.

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  16. Fabulous! And you do all of those things in your writing, always.

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  17. "I write
    to avoid so much introspection
    I find myself inverted"

    The above line deeply resonated with me. This poem reminds me of a beautiful lace garment the way you weave interlacing thoughts together. As a whole it is beautiful and each part standing alone are singularly beautiful. I enjoyed reading this.

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  18. What a great piece - you have covered all aspects of writing beautifully. Kudos.

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  19. You have created a wonderful list of reasons to write.

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