Writing and Poetry

"We should write because it is human nature to write. Writing claims our world. It makes it directly and specifically our own. We should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and meditation, connecting us both to our own insights and to a higher and deeper level of inner guidance.

We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in.

We should write, above all, because we are writers, whether we call ourselves that or not."

-Julia Cameron

The Voice
bicker, wicker
stalk or talk
think in time
as days go by
walking among the thorns
sleep, sleep, be still and see
hope to know your place with me
stop to shed light upon
moments that have long been gone
see the face that once I loved
hear the voice that’s now beloved
I want to need the care you hold
you need to want a heart not cold
live and learn
crash and burn
end your time
as life goes by


07/03/2001
Age – 20

Crushing Hope
crowds of people
gather now and then
to see what’s broken
and watch its mend
opinions fly in endless directions
some want closure and others affections
many seek votes from broad selections
yet still some hope for forgiving confessions
most want nothing though
happy with sleep, content to go
bothering not to worry with the next day
content to simply go their normal way
not worried with the problems surrounding
seeing a crime but not sounding
the trumpet of decency and truth
calmly going along
turning their backs upon their children
marching into the night
through the darkness
to hide their shame-scared face
without pride, crushing hope


10/10/2001
Age – 20