Poetry Day: Creators

(This was a newer version of a poem I wrote in high school, but lost.  I think I did another version when I spent a summer in Israel back in 1998.)

It is an itch


Within our blood

An unquenchable thirst

To leave a mark

A scar

A glimmer of our existence


We are all creators

Whether by hand

Or voice


Or seed

Even the great destroyers

Do so to create


Many ask why

Explain the itch


Your irrational desires

They refuse to note

They do the same

Yet in a different way


This is an urge

Placing us

Above the standard beast

For while all think

And act

Only man creates

For creation’s sake


This ability

Is our true nature

Pushing us

Beyond acts of survival

For it is not enough

To survive

A human must create

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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12 Responses to Poetry Day: Creators

  1. An excellent poem, Charles. Maybe explains a little of why we do this.


  2. L. Marie says:

    Lovely! So accurate about creation. I’m always surprised that people question the desire to write, especially when they sit down and watch a televised production. Maybe they don’t think those were written but just suddenly showed up on the screen?


  3. As long as no one wants to date one of the created characters in real i think all we be okay. 😉 Have a nice weekend, Charles! xx Michael


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