To Love To Write To Live To Dream

Posted: March 23, 2010 in March Madness Poetry Month, New Poetry, Poetry

To Love. To Write. To Live. To Dream

I love what I do and what I do cannot be easily or readily explained.

Not only does it feed my brain

It flows through my veins

Keeps my heart beating and takes away my pain

And when the nighttime sleep creeps about me

My love whispers in my ear ‘Do you dream about me’

A love affair I continue with conviction

Like a cocaine addiction

And despite disastrous predictions

I refuse to change my position

Because I love. To write and I write to live and im living in a dream

Writing about what it all really means

I mean

When I dream I dream in different color inks

In blue college ruled lines

With three holes left justified

I dream that I bleed prepositional phrases and rhymes

And if I ever tried to stop the flow I couldn’t stay alive

And through it all

I fall in love with that that pushes others aside

Because writing is my first and last love

And to her sensuous calls deep into the night I will always abide

Other lovers with their limited vision

Though understand they try

Cannot appreciate my need to constantly feed the beast that lives inside

The creative monster which grows and flows

As each second passes by

And jealously diverts my mind from keeping the tears from their eyes

In a split second decision

While seeing through clouded vision

I must keep her heart and my art from a

Fatal collision

It’s a choice I don’t think I can decide

I want them both to live but know like the terminator

No part of either can concurrently stay alive

To end my life and deny my drive

Or to fate us to never be a part of each others lives


Hidden beneath the depths of my words and lines

There is a balance to be struck between them

Even if only for a time


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