What Drives Me To Pick Up A Pen

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #230, “Motivation” – What gets you (keeps you)  on track?  Write a poem about what motivates you to write.

If I hear a funny
conversation, see an
unusual sight,
I write.

If I think of people,
and animals I’ve known
and loved in my life,
I write.

If death rears its head,
causing me to lose
someone I love dearly,
I write.

If I am in the early
days of depression
when all seems futile,
I write.

If the government pisses
me off, and I begin
shouting at the television,
I write.

My motivations are plentiful, and,
I love to write.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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