Reasons for Writing (Poem Set 1)


Sweet taste of admiration
As all eyes fall upon your work
Setting your heart aflame
Justifying your existence
No longer a nameless wordsmith
You have stepped from the shadows
To claim your spotlight


Clinking of coins in your eyes
Washing away some woes
Hugging your bank account
As it bloats within your grasp
Your desires can be reached
Thanks to the flick of a pen
And the speed of your fingers


A fear of fading over time
Unknown beyond one’s kin
And forgotten as generations fall
A solid word can never bend
Defying all the years
Bringing the author immortality
Through every reader
Now and next

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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15 Responses to Reasons for Writing (Poem Set 1)

  1. L. Marie says:

    All valid reasons for writing! 😀 I would add “inspiration” to that list. But you probably have that in the next set.


  2. djmatticus says:

    “A fear of fading over time” – lines like this always make me smile and think of the movie “Troy” – “I want what all men want, I just want it more.”
    I never thought I cared about any sort of legacy, but there is something attractive about thinking my words may stand the test of time… I wouldn’t say it is the primary reason I write, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.


  3. Kirsten says:

    You were clever to write a poem for each reason 🙂 All great reasons. Although, I never thought about the legacy one. It is however now a good reason for me to write poetry!


  4. Even if we deny it, all of these do come into play as a writer. Well said Charles.


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