I like to write. I like to write morning, noon and night. I like to write in the dark, but i much prefer to write in the light. I like to write about everything, and sometimes I do not like to read what I write. But I positively love to write. If they ever took away my right to write, then my mind would be all mixed up, and my mind would defintely be a fright. I like to write at work, I like to write at home. I like to write when I am intoxicated, and I like to write when I am all alone. But I much prefer to write when I am as dry as a bone. I like to write about love, I like to write about heartache and pain, if I ever write about one without the other, then I have written nothing, and nothing is what I gain. I like to write when I am happy, I like to write when I am sad. If it were not for my pencil and paper, I would most certainly go mad. I like to write. So please do not take away my happiness, and please do not take away my write. Because when it comes to my left or my right, I'd much rather write then to fight. So please leave me alone with my pencil and paper, leave me alone to write down my thought, because if it were not for my pencil and my paper, this war could not have been fought.
Written by, Kenneth "Murel" Crum Jr October 30, 1993
Published in the Amherst Society the American Poetry Annual 1995
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