The People In My Life That Influence My Writing + Poem
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The question was asked “Is there a person in your life who influences your writing and the time you spend writing?". I was intrigued by this question and decided that it deserved some serious thought. I was going to just answer the question, but as I got started I decided that there was too much to say to answer it in the area provided. I have always written in some form or another, maybe it was a poem, a song, or an essay for school; maybe it was a journal of the feelings I had that day. Whatever it was, I was writing and it felt natural and it helped to relieve some of my fears and stresses about the things we each find ourselves fretting over. Now, I know that the quality of my writing has improved over the years, I may or may not be good at it but I have gotten better, and I enjoy it, so why not. The things I write about have changed as well; as what I find important and what I know have changed. Naturally what inspires me to write has undergone considerable change too. I used to write strictly for personal reasons, either to get a grade, or to express something that I couldn’t express in spoken words to those around me. I used it as a vessel to deliver me to a destination of understanding of my own thoughts. I never shared any of my writing with anyone except for a teacher if it was an assignment, and I was careful not to reveal too much about my true self if it was. I have had some pretty dark and unusual ideas come out in my own written words. I guess the point is that years ago I was my own inspiration and influence. I don’t mean to sound self-centered, but I guess in a way at the time I was.
A lot has changed over the years as I have already pointed out, and with those changes my influence has changed also. Not only how I write and what I write about has evolved, but also the reasons I write. When I read the question, my first thought was my children. My children influence my writing more than any other single source. They are my life, they are what I live for, they are my inspiration, and they are the most influential people in my life. I know it is supposed to be the other way around and I know that in many ways it is, but they influence me just as much as I influence them. If one of them has a problem, I help them deal with it as best as I can, and it shows in what I write about later. If one of them achieves something, I enjoy the moment with them and feel their pride through their accomplishment, and it shows in what I write later. It doesn’t matter what the situation, I go through what they go through and it affects how I feel and influences my writing. They are the biggest part of my life at the moment so they are the greatest influence on my writing.
Me and my oldest
Why I Write (short poem)
I write to right the wrongs of my inner self.
I know why I write because it helps.
It comforts me to know that I have left something for you.
I know why I write because it dwells.
From with-in my dreams, to my tales.
Its a reflection of what is or what was true.
Video of a trip through our haunted trail.
My kids and I setup and ran a haunted trail in the woods behind our house, the video is of a trip through the trail.