I Will Write

I will write until words
sing on the page,

until words refuse to stay put,
leaping up and off the screen
like Mexican jumping beans,

I will write until words
dance in the heart,

until words shimmer through temple doors
beckoning entry into a world
of infinite possibilities;

I will write until words
flow together into waves
and break on your shore,

offering the blessings of life,
and sweeping away all
that holds you back from yourself.

 

© Nick LeForce
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 PHoto taken at Berkeley Marina at the tribute to Cesar Chavez.

PHoto taken at Berkeley Marina at the tribute to Cesar Chavez.

Several years ago, I had a dramatic epiphany convincing me that I must write both to save my soul and to express my gift. I have written everyday since then, with rare exception, and know that I will continue to do so as long as I am able and whether or not what I produce is accepted and supported by the world.

What is something that you must do
to save your soul or for the sake of your sanity?


A version of this poem appeared in my fourth book of poetry, The Poetry of Life, available on Amazon.