The Reason I Write

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 20, 2018

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I'm NOT Stephen King
Nor am I Oprah Winfrey 
I've felt called to write
But for so many years I've CENSORED myself
Afraid to unleash MY voice, or MY words
Unknown to most of my friends & DEFINITELY not to my family
I've been secretly writing for over 20 years
I've managed to keep my words under lock & key
Because honestly, I've been AFRAID to open up 
And let my skeletons fall out of the closet
For ALL to see
Afraid of people who WILL judge me
Or people who think I should just ZIPPER IT & BE QUIET
And keep the stories to myself
"It's TOO PAINFUL to read" they say ...
Cuz they don't understand why I FEEL compelled to share
Then they draw a line in the sand 
They wonder & ask where is all coming from?
Then quietly from behind closed doors they ask
WHO is it that you're writing about?
My writing is NOT for everyone
If it MOVES you or causes you to FEEL some emotion
Then I'm VERY happy ... 
I write to make people PAUSE & THINK
I want you to FEEL ...
Even for just ONE millisecond 
If it offends you, STOP reading
And stick your head back in the sand
What I share has been MY reality; MY life
So many little snippets & stories 
Will NEVER make it here; however
The pieces I share are my favorites
Cuz FOR ME writing & getting it out
Is MY way of healing 
I need to SEE it, in order to UNDERSTAND it
So I can DEAL with it ...

 


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