Topic: Why Do We Write Poems Or Songs.
I don't know what drives me to write poetry or write my own songs. I cant really say I write songs because most of it I do by feel. The obvious reason is I enjoy doing it. With the enjoyment I find the frustration of listening to my old recordings and thinking man that is bad what was I thinking. When I look back on some of my old artwork it is a differant feeling of happy nostalgia and I can enjoy that side of my creativity. Even though I always feel I could have done my old artworks better. I think I express myself through poetry and compose song because its a bit of my internal theatre that hopefully will live on longer than me. I know sometimes its a perfect way to to tell someone how you feel about them. When I do occasionally go back through my old songs and poems they help trigger memories of what I was feeling when I wrote them. Though to be real once I pass away my songs and poems will most probably just fade away. Still there is no harm in dreaming. Sometimes I think I do it as a way of getting things out of my system. I was wondering what motivates others on Chordie to write poems and songs I would be interested to read your thoughts. Here is a short little clip attached which I quiet often look at on youtube about poetry.