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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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on May. 9 2009 at 3:47 pm
DivineMind SILVER, Norfolk, Virginia
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Very true and inspiring!

MandyKae said...
on Feb. 7 2009 at 4:49 am
girl!!! this is so profound! :) i love it. i agree with all these other people. It's so unique and i appreciate the power in its simplicity. This is what we are all here to do. This is what we all strive for.

thefirstday said...
on Jan. 17 2009 at 2:02 am
I loved this. I never thought of it that way. I literally gasped. 5 Stars for you for the next week!

shelbyv said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 10:05 pm
this is so awesome. kudos for simplicity.

Shade said...
on Jan. 8 2009 at 4:15 am
Emuhlee: It's a haiku, an extremely concise and expressive form of poetry. It's often used by nature writers and people who know what they want to say.

You've already succeeded, Em M. You currently have 3 poems on the front page of most popular RAW poems. I just want to say, "congratulations and how do the rest of us get there?"

With that said, why don't you try for four or maybe five poems on the front page?

on Dec. 5 2008 at 10:49 am
Thanks guys! I'm glad you like my poem so much!!!!!!!!!!!

just3words said...
on Dec. 4 2008 at 2:57 am
Absolutely true! At least that's what i am trying to do!

Emuhlee said...
on Nov. 15 2008 at 10:25 am
I dont know if I can consider this a poem? More like a quote. But unique.

on Nov. 14 2008 at 6:08 pm
Words of a true genius!