I write because…

I write because I heard a voice that said, “Write what you hear.”

As I listened in closely and pressed my inner ear

I began to hear these words come together like something I’ve never heard before

It started drizzling, raining, then thunder and lightning

Thumping my heart to release the caged word

Here it comes pushing the award-winning article out

Poetry, poems and stories untold yet ready to be heard

This is why I write