A Way to Keep Living

Writers have
this insatiable need
to be recognised
understood
and heard

I wonder
if this is sprung
from the wisdom
beyond the years
of their peers
and the inconceivable
rich inner world

Or perhaps
they are just
too tired of
not being
listened to
or allowed to
express freely

The fighting spirit inside
rises up
to take charge
So they live
through the characters
of the story
they so eagerly tell

500 words

500 words
that’s what
I need to write
if I break it down
5 paragraphs
that’s all
500 words
simple

1st paragraph
written
102 words
completed
go over it
once
twice
trice
misspellings
grammatical errors
jarring sentences

one fifth of the journey
already feeling
disappointed
defeated
exhausted

I will do it all over
for four more times
to make up
500 words
is that really
simple

writing maybe simple
for you
for me
it is a painstaking process
I put myself through
for character building
alone