The Struggle with Writing…

To every aspiring writer, stop calling yourself an “aspiring” writer. If you want to be a writer than be a writer. Write everyday. Write something. Write for more than just yourself and don’t worry if it sounds perfect or not. It will never be perfect. Just write. -EE Winkler

 

The Struggle with Writing

by EE Winkler

the struggle with writing comes when you think too much

and you think that the words that you say are not enough

enough to satisfy the critic’s ear

who judges you before the first verse it hears

the struggle with writing comes when you become consumed

by the words that marinate in your mind and you just assume

that you don’t have something special to say

and you undermine your gift and go on your way

the struggle with writing comes with limitation’s claw

that threatens to tell you that you have nothing to say at all

it speaks and breathes through it’s insecurity

hoping to keep you bound in a fearful reality

the struggle with writing comes when you fall prey

to the excuses that try to crowd in your face

they bombard your thoughts and cause a commotion

they hijack your words fueled by imagination’s ocean

the struggle with writing is that you don’t take care of it

and work it out like a muscle to keep it strong and fit

and so it depletes in your desk drawer

only hoping for a moment of freedom with words to explore

the struggle with writing is that you’ve taken too much heed

and caution has become your mantra for reality

no risk have you been willing to step out and take

and so your gift dies under the pressure and weight

the struggle with writing comes when you start to believe

that you don’t have what it takes to really succeed

and so you sell yourself out before you even buy in

and in a moment you end before you even begin

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