Why Do You Write?

A simple question
With a complex answer
Different for each scribe
Forcing us to think
And analyze our purpose

I have met so many
Their reasons mixed
Some unique and bold
Others ringing hollow
Revealing a diverse clan

Some write for love
And others wealth
Many to pass the time
A few to prove a point
That anyone can write

An author out of spite
Another born of greed
Both confused
By the entertainer
And the dreamer

What of the born ones?
No idea why they write
It’s written in their blood
Sputtering a reason
That changes every time

So many reasons
To put pen to page
Or fingers to the keys
I cannot list them here
So, why do you write?

By Dean

By Dean

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

8 comments on “Why Do You Write?

  1. I write to nail down daydreams. Otherwise, they might fly away. 🙂

  2. Maybe we write because it’s nearly impossible not to do it. 🙂

  3. I write so that I don’t explode and coat the world in Brit.

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