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Writing Is

A poem of procrastination

By Judey Kalchik Published 5 months ago 1 min read
Writing Is
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Writing is more than fun

More than hard

More than yielding.

More than essential.

~

Writing is breath

and muttered oaths

seasoned with tears.

It's sleepless nights

screaming into the world in a mighty whisper.

~

It's procrastination

and plan-changes

to capture the elusive threads

then aching for any response.

~

Joy. Pain. Effort.

Immortality

~

Written whilst I was writing something else. As one does.

Comments welcome: what does writing mean to you?

Stream of Consciousness

About the Creator

Judey Kalchik

It's my time to find and use my voice.

Poetry, short stories, memories, and a lot of things I think and wish I'd known a long time ago.

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Comments (9)

  • Test4 months ago

    This is so accurate. "Writing is breath" especially with poetry. Beautiful work Judey.

  • Chloe Gilholy4 months ago

    This poem captured what writing is to me. And I love the song Immortality.

  • sleepy drafts5 months ago

    Beautifully said. To me, writing is a vital form of expression. It's a way to think deeply, learn, process the world around me, and attempt to connect with other humans over the human experience. Reading and writing go hand in hand for me - I can't imagine writing without reading. To me, it's all about connecting with each other and with life. Thank you for sharing this, Judey.

  • To me, writing is a way to express my emotions, especially the ones that have been pent up. It also let's me live vicariously through my stories. In other words, writing is very therapeutic!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh5 months ago

    "Writing is more than essential." That captured it for me. Whispering back my appreciation for your writing!

  • Everything from agony to ecstasy, utter frustration to the sublime.

  • Atomic Historian5 months ago

    Beautiful Judey

  • Shirley Belk5 months ago

    Writing helps me to make sense of myself and all the coiled- up emotions that I need to unkink.

  • Jay Kantor5 months ago

    Hi Step-Sis - I was always the weird kid that actually liked to write essays in school - No Crib~Notes for me. 'j'

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