Sunday, March 17, 2013

Why I write

Sometimes you want to write. Write down every single thing that flips  across your temporal space. Whether its gibberish or the most intense feelings of your heart, you just want to type it all down. Rip out every single thought out of your skull and implant it somewhere else. Just get rid of the clutter that keep playing tricks on you.
"All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality."
~ George Orwell
It's just there
simmering down, somewhere in the
attic of this cluttered brain matter
it varies in forms and frames
like those splashy colors that are dear to me

I like to change and try them all
some I dislike, sore to my eyes
no reasons I can tell
why I despise them, I just do
don't even try

People palavering me
and clinging that drives me
deep personal possessions
like some good music
renders me blind

Sun that's new everyday
so are the shadows it designs
so often I want to paint it all
all the designs and ideas behind
I want to write it all

If not write then
shout it out loud
beginning to end
I just want to put it in rhyme
but, it doesn't

It remains there
hiding out, may be waiting
for the right time and place
or maybe there isn't a space
where I can write it down.


  1. ...looking for reasons / answers are way too long process & sometimes take forever to fully realize the very essence why you do what you do or why you write what you write... or maybe we are not meant to seek for anwers but rather to write write write & just write until the last words you can... most of the time we find it easy to express our feelings on nonverbal manner or ways than voicing it out only to know no one bothers to listen... i like that you know partly why you write in the first place...well generally we write because we want to express something... but to go deep down the very question of why you write is too hard to dig... and perhaps many don't have really the righteous & much justifiable reason/s to respond... smiles... happy sunday Jyoti...

  2. There is always a way to write down any display, some of it may sound nuts though, but away the cat will go haha

  3. Interesting ... there are numerous reasons and ways to write down our thought ... I love your take on it ... for instance, painting the sun and shadows ... We write dreams, and nightmares ... also, there is so much we want to but do not write ...

  4. Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore once wrote that writing is akin to labour pain -unless baby comes out the pain is suffocating .......

  5. Thoughtfulll!!.....pretty difficult to point a single thing out....for me it is a itchy feeling when i thnk of smthing n then am unable to put that in yes i seek attention....i like ppl saying "wah-wah"

  6. you have to get it out somehow...i like the end that is you dont write shout it is the leave our life in written form...our hopes one day someone appreciates them...smiles.

  7. Nice one! I especially like the 4th paragraph...:)

  8. I write to clean my mind, to give words to my emotions. A powerful introduction and an equally powerful poem.

  9. Write you must as that is what you do best:)

  10. Very beautiful and thoughtful poem, 4th stanza is my favorite part of the poem <3

  11. Just Write,no matter how rubbish it is. *my draft can relate lol*

  12. hiding out, may be waiting
    for the right time and place

    The beauty of the mind is that it can be brought to life when we so desire. It can be hiding and waiting but it'll come out. And there is space, no doubt about it! Your verse is great, Jyoti! You always create good thoughts even without prompts!


  13. I write because I cant hold and digest what I observe.

  14. i guess it s always the best time to write, but need not be shared with others...
    it s a lovely way to give vent to our feelings...

  15. i guess it s always the best time to write, but need not be shared with others...
    it s a lovely way to give vent to our feelings...

  16. I think many can relate to this compulsion...

  17. wow! well wrote down. i indeed enjoyed the poem.

  18. Well-written,Jyoti. You have analysed why you write.Go ahead with your good attempts like this.


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