Do You Actually … like everything you write about?
Yesterday in a post by Sadje of Keep it Alive which you can find here What Do You Think Makes For A Good Blogging Experience?
She wrote something which l found fascinating, not in the way that it’s never been written before, but in the way that it always makes me think and for me personally, l always find it a thought provocative question.
“”E. The bloggers who is doing it on a whim. They will be getting satisfaction out of writing their posts, as all people who write know that when you have penned( so to speak) a good piece, a poem or a story you feel an inner satisfaction. These are the easiest to please bloggers.”””
Time for some deep honesty and feelings and emotions from my core.
I write a lot of poetry, not as much as l used to, but l pen when l am in the mood to pen. People say to me, you must really love your poetry and this is where l tend to stop and pondercate … do l?
I love words and l have a knack of putting them together in a way that others find pleasing, but do l like my poetry or rhyming poetry?
No, no l don’t, and no l never have.
I have told people this before, and they look at me in astonishment, some even criticise me, they say with your gift how can you say such a thing? I can say such a thing because l have written it and l am never really happy with any of it. You could ask me to recite one of my poems to you word for word and ten minutes later you would still be waiting on me. They’re just words and l happen to love words.
When l get an expression, or an emotion, and l feel compelled to rhyme it, it’s just that, it’s almost like a whim, but it’s actually more like an obligation to release the words from my mind, so they don’t keep cluttering up my space. I am literally compelled to write it, and many a time whilst l can say, sure it’s okay, whilst others are complimenting me it’s just a poem, they’re just words.
Equally, l write many a time because of this compulsion. I started cognitively writing [as in being really aware of what l was writing from a relatively young age. I found that words always simply fascinated me, and took a great deal of interest in English Language and Literature from around the age of eleven. I have written for my career path, designed training modules, menues, naughty stories, propaganda articles for the animal industry, created advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, poetry, and so on. I cannot remember a time when l haven’t not written.
But at times l have felt whether l write for pleasure or simply because l can write and so l do. I am pretty sure that l am not alone in this thought process, and that there are other’s out there who also create and invent like this. I am sure many artists over the years have simply created for the sake of creating, l know many painters have done it, as well as singers and song writers. Is it a quest for the ultimate of what you can do as well as achieve or is it perhaps something darker? I used to really worry about it, perhaps there was something wrong with me, l stopped that a few years ago, and accepted what will be will be.
Now the question is this and l repeat Do You Actually … like everything you write about?
Let me know below.