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  • Writer's pictureLise Parton

I'm Just a Girl Who Likes to Write

Each word has something to give me,

Each sentence has part of a story to tell,

Each stanza has a rhyming thought with meaning,

When I write I am truly under a spell...


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I'm Just A Girl Who Likes To Write


I'm just a girl who likes to write,

Pen to paper or fingers to device,

Writing this and that means the world to me,

It is my bliss and my spice of life.


I need not become a scholar,

I do not require several degrees,

I just listen to the words in my head,

To form my poems and my many stories.


I need not to be an expert in grammar,

Or to be able to conjugate every verb,

I just form my thoughts and emotions,

Into sentences through a plethora of words.


Everyone is an expert out there,

And they throw at me lots of advice,

But I pen my pieces as they come to me,

Though I always edit more than twice or thrice.


The joy I receive as I write,

Is so much more than I can explain,

It's a passion that I crave daily and often,

Like the force of a fast-moving train.


I compose when I'm in the shower,

I pen when I'm trying to eat a meal,

Words come to me at the most inconvenient times,

But I welcome them all in with zeal.


Each word has something to give me,

Each sentence has part of a story to tell,

Each stanza has a rhyming thought with meaning,

When I write I am truly under a spell.


So go ahead and judge me,

Search for a typo if you are so inclined,

For I will continue to write in my passion,

Whether or not you decide to be kind.


For when I am writing I am in my bliss,

I write because I have something to say,

Because writing helps me navigate my world,

Though both the good times and the bad in each day.


I do not need your permission to write,

Keep your negative thoughts to yourself,

For I will keep writing no matter what,

Because in essence I do it for myself.


By Lise Parton


* Photo by Marissa Grootes on unsplash

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