Why I Write MAG

September 30, 2008
By Emily Marsteller, NW Washington, DC

I write to create
In the world’s massive novel
A page of my own


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem to express my passion for writing. Writing is my way to have my voice heard.

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zakary said...
on Apr. 6 2016 at 3:32 pm
you should keep writing

on Apr. 6 2016 at 11:39 am
Daniel.W.Evensen PLATINUM, Eagle River, Wisconsin
45 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isaiah 40:31
Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will run and not be faint, walk and not be weary.

You have a great passion for writing! KEEP IT UP!

on Feb. 1 2016 at 10:30 pm
ItsTimeToBegin PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
29 articles 0 photos 49 comments
"In the world's massive novel" Wow.

on Nov. 6 2014 at 10:08 am
authoress17 SILVER, Evans City, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If there is no such thing as magic...then what is writing?."-authoress17 (me)

Awesome! This conveys your feelings and emotions about writing perfectly. I can tell your very passionate about it. Wonderful work.

on Sep. 8 2014 at 9:08 pm
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
31 articles 2 photos 109 comments

Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Amazing! You'll definitely create a page of your own with this type of writing :)

on Aug. 29 2014 at 10:26 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I'm glad this has 279 or 280 comments! You deserve it, Emily. So true. You haiku is absolutely beautiful and inspiring, and so very true. This is one of the reasons why I write too. You have such a talent, to be able to put power into few words. You are a wonderful person and writer. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing this! ^_^

on Aug. 29 2014 at 8:14 am
guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
10 articles 11 photos 148 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6

I think you just characterized in just 17 syllables a reason why teens, kids, and adults alike all write. Great job! :)

on Aug. 24 2014 at 1:05 am
Caesar123 DIAMOND, Union Grove, Wisconsin
50 articles 7 photos 103 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Madness in great ones must not unwatched go" --Claudius in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Pretty good! Keep up the good work!

Longlegs GOLD said...
on Aug. 11 2014 at 12:30 pm
Longlegs GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
16 articles 0 photos 84 comments
Great work - well done! You're so creative...

on Aug. 3 2014 at 1:06 pm
sneha.s.nair BRONZE, Palakkad,kerala, Other
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
WHEN THERE IS NO LOVE, THERE IS EXTRAVAGANCE-OSCAR WILDE

emily you done a great work.poem is quite delicate & touching

on Jul. 18 2014 at 2:19 am
bookmaniac PLATINUM, Issaquah, Washington
41 articles 18 photos 9 comments
This is beautifully simple and complex all at once. Great job!

on Apr. 10 2014 at 10:34 am
santiara BRONZE, Hammond, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
" I can do it "

This is a reason i write too .

on Jan. 16 2014 at 9:17 pm
Coulperingcircus SILVER, Stamford, Connecticut
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments
wow this is great

on Dec. 1 2013 at 5:40 am
SweetDarkness PLATINUM, Merced, California
22 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"After rain comes a rainbow."
"All we can do is hope for a better tomorrow."
"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." -Gandhi
"an illusion can only last so long before it gives up its secrets."

Amazing! You managed to simplify something otherwise difficult or lengthy  to explain.

dinks PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 20 2013 at 9:34 pm
dinks PLATINUM, Hinsdale, Illinois
28 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and kisses are a better faith than freedom"

Love this, you managed to simplify something that is sometimes almost unexplainable, keep it up!

on Oct. 31 2013 at 11:13 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Absolutely amazing!

Buurrry said...
on Oct. 30 2013 at 12:12 pm
Buurrry, Las Vegas, Nevada
0 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Time is a slut. She screws everybody. - John Green, The Fault in our Stars

That's deep

Nsuku BRONZE said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 4:01 am
Nsuku BRONZE, Letsitele, Other
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Knowledge is like a garden, when not cultivated it cannot harvest

Wow it would take me hours to explain why I write but this is extremely beautiful....Keep calm and keep creating art<3

Haiku56 said...
on Oct. 4 2013 at 2:52 pm
I like how you can write so little yet so strong. :)

PixiePoet GOLD said...
on Sep. 14 2013 at 1:00 pm
PixiePoet GOLD, Woodbine, Maryland
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We must not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it's all we have." - Marina Keegan

Wow, this is really sweet.  Incredibly relatible, so close to perfect.  I loved the comparison to to world being a novel, reminding me of this huge book, with individual pages of humanities stories.  Brilliant job.




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