by Maria Francesca

Because I have a pen
and a piece of paper
and too much time on my hands.

Because words
like to stomp around in the room upstairs
and this is the only way I know
to quiet them.

Because people
are cruel and ignorant.

Because people
are beautiful and inspiring.

Because people

Because rain
smells this funny
lovely way
but I can't seem to say
exactly how.

Because I have a song inside me
without a tune.

Because I have a name inside me
that's never been spoken.

Because I have
no acceptable alternative.

Because you read.

Because you are.

Because this
is who I am.


Posted on 05/21/2010
Copyright © 2022 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 05/21/10 at 06:51 AM

OMG....I love this start to finish. There is a magic and a lore and a fascination in your answers.

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/21/10 at 01:23 PM

Yes lady, that is why we write. Very nice.

Posted by A. Paige White on 05/21/10 at 04:37 PM

A Beautiful Why to Who

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 05/21/10 at 04:41 PM

This is very beautiful. ONE hell of a write. We do write because that who we are. You capured that premise so well. Thanks- GREAT write!

Posted by Adam Dyson on 05/21/10 at 11:43 PM

It's only recently that I recognised that drive in me, and you have just described it perfectly! Simply wonderful. Thank you.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 05/22/10 at 10:08 PM

...what Paige said...maria, this way-cool.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/24/10 at 04:39 AM

WHY NOT!!! What an exciting poem to read, especially for us other poets. Superbly put Maria!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/26/10 at 04:05 AM

This points at all of us, but I enjoyed the reasons of your personal writing world laid out for me to read. Thank you.

Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 05/27/10 at 12:49 AM

Very way cool. I think I love you!

Posted by Therese Elaine on 05/27/10 at 11:49 PM

Because you can -because you do -and we are most glad of both of those facts.

Posted by Kristen Heyl on 05/30/10 at 03:39 PM

This is an excellent poem. One that explains why you are writing yet it doesn't come right out and say it. I love it

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/14/17 at 07:18 PM

And this the best reason!! g

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