iWrite - A personal journey

I write because I was born with a pen in my hand!
I write because I was born with a pen in my hand!

iWrite

Because I was born to do so

Flying out with a pen in my hand

And a piece of paper as my diaper

My mind already full of ideas

Ready to be read

iWrite

Because I was taught the love of stories

Before going to school

While I was in school

I even made my own hardcover book

The story was lacking

But it started my writing adventure

iwrite

Because I am obsessive

Obsessive with the English language

And how changing the words can make poetry

Draw a picture

Tell a story

Cause a break through of emotions that I never thought was possible

iWrite

Because it is freeing

It takes me away

I can make up my own story

Escape from reality

When I am in my writing world

Nothing on the outside matters

There is no one home

iWrite

Because I joined the military

I didn’t want to blow things up

I didn’t want to work on sick people

I didn’t want to be stuck filing papers

I wanted to do something that made a difference

I wanted people to enjoy my work

I wanted to be noticed

I was a local celebrity

I wrote for the military

And suddenly people wanted my help

iWrite

Because I believe everyone needs a journal

Because my journal is my best friend

It never judges me

It never comments back

It is a good listener

Even if it can’t help solve problems

iWrite

Because that is how I communicate with myself

It is how I figure out the arguments in my mind

It is how I clear my head

It is like an imaginary friend

iWrite

Because it is my dream

I want to be published

I want to be famous

Because the words I say meant something

Even if it is to someone I never met

iWrite

To inspire

To help people

To give advice

To make them laugh

To make them open their eyes

iWrite

To express my love

To express my anger

To express my feelings

That I can not express through

Vocal word

iWrite

Because words are beautiful

And it sure beats my singing voice

iWrite

Because it paints a picture

And I can not draw

Because this is my art form

And I understand how to use it

iWrite

Mostly…

Because that is who I am

Writing is me!

The Rules

This article was inspired by fellow hubber Colby Alan who has challenged others to do something similar. Because I am always up for a good challenge, I decided to make my very own.

Write your own "iWrite" essay. There's only one rule: Each stanza must relate specifically to your life in some way. Tell mini stories with each stanza. They should be...you.

If you would like to partake in this challenge, link back to this hub and the original "iWrite" post, then contact Colby Alan so yours can be linked to the original as well. Good luck and have fun!

On another note:

If you have found this article and found that you would like to become a member of Hubpages, so you too can take part of these types of challenges, sign up is free. Just click here and start your writing journey with the rest of us in this community!

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Barbergirl, I cant believe it , I just barely published a hub about my own writing experience! Anyway , I like this hub! I am happy to share ! Thanks for this.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed this and glad that you didn't fall off your chair on this one! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I loved that poem BBG - because it is exactly how I feel:-). Not only is your writing excellent, but also it always has truth in it - I always learn something from you. That is a gift and why I am your biggest fan!!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It was a fun little thing to do... and honestly, I have kind of had a bit of writer's block lately so I was hoping this would help kick it in the pants. I got to get back to my writing. It is driving me nuts. Can't wait to read yours!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I read you - I was happy to get something going while I work on my latest project which is more time consuming than I thought!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I hear ya... I am still trying to kick my motivation in the butt right now... I should be writing but instead I am surfing the internet. I need a big internet foot to kick me in the butt~ Ha ha!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well don't forget if you get really bored we could do the "I survived that concert!" one:-)!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I have that one in my list! I just have to do some Justin Bieber research... eeekkkkk! I don't know if I can survive that one... LOL But at least I didn't have to go to the concert!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Really! I mean I'm scarred for life and have hearing loss from the little girls screaming:-0


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I have to tell you this now - Justin Bieber picked an all American looking girl out of the crowd to come on stage - he sang to her and presented her with roses. THAT girl is on a cheer leading team where my Maddy cheers:-). The girl burst into tears on stage - it was disgusting!


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

iWrite because my Xbox is broken. That's all I've got, so it's probably not enough to make my own poem. Enjoyed yours, though. Someone asked me what I like to write, but I never said I like to write. I just have the desire to do it. Beats the hell out of me. I want to be a rock star, but my voice isn't that great. Maybe writing's a form of escape for me, as well. I don't know. I'm dumb. I think I'll go write something.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - puke! In my opinion that was so distasteful... after all, he should have picked the fat ugly chick out of all the girls batting their eyes at him. Now that would have been awesome. And it would have showed his charity. Can you imagine... it would have made her day

@Q - I don't own an Xbox - it is one of the few game systems that we don't have. Probably because the ring of death scares me. Thanks for enjoying mine however. When I am feeling more ambitious I am going to make another iWrite - the Q edition! Don't worry. None of it will be true... I will probably include flying monkeys and pigs with tutus in it as well... just because it would show a creative flair.

I am glad that you find writing is an escape. Your writing takes me on an escape too. So get back to your writing. Or make a youtube video of you singing. I want to see your Rockstarability!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yeah you are right!! He should have but I really wonder what he is going to be like when he is about 20? I bet he'll be in rehab! Just sayin......


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

What a cute and inspirational idea. Thanks for sharing!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing a great challenge. I just jumped over to Colby's page to learn more!

My favorite lines are:

It is how I clear my head

It is like an imaginary friend

Thanks for sharing!


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL

Good reasons to write, I write because nobody listens when I talk. :)


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Neon_Letters 5 years ago

iWrite clever. I like how you write so iRead :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - I am definately not taking that bet! I will probably lose... Ha ha...

@Sweetiepie - Thanks for reading. I thought it was kind of a fun quick thing to write and get me out of my "mode"

@Truckstop Sally - That is one of my favorite parts as well. I also like the part that says "Words are Beautiful and it beats my singing voice!" Anyone who has heard me sing would probably agree! LOL

@ghomefitness - I wish I would have thought about that. It is one of the reasons I write too - usually because it is the only way I can get people to listen.

@Neon_Letters - I can't take credit for this idea... the original artist inspired me. But I am glad I inspired you to iRead! Come back and iRead anytime. Glad to have your company! :)


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

barber, You are famous, I know you! H


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Sweet - Then I don't have to add that to my list of things to do before I turn 40! ;)


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

barber, Don't stop! H


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Don't worry - I won't :)


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Aley Martin 5 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

Excellent!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thank you - it was kind of freeing to write when I was having a touch of writer's block!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I write for many not all but many of the same reasons that you do. I wish I'd seen this challenge 13 months ago.

Awesome Poem!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Susan - Do the challenge now - I will definately link yours to mine.... I emailed the guy who started the challenge so he could link mine to his... he responded but I don't think he ever linked!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

beautiful reflections


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Vinaya - Thank you! :)


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

"iWrite

To inspire

To help people

To give advice

To make them laugh

To make them open their eyes"

The poem is inspiring top to bottom! So powerful, so immortal this verse is... could read it on and on. It inspires me to write to read...

Thank you Stacy for such brilliant piece of work really :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@rahul0324 - Awe... thank you, your making me blush. Thank you for adding a touch of flair to the poem as well, and thank you for the lovely comment as well! :)

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