Anthony W. Pahl


We write for many reasons that are as varied as each heart
but we each see situations with the point of view of art.
We’re often scared to write because the memories may hurt
but reality of the lines we see help escape from hell on earth.
Some of us are able to write only when we’re feeling down
and that is fine because I’m sure we know it helps remove the frown.
Yet, what is art but part of us and though we hurt inside
we share our work and thus we feel the warmth of personal pride.
And if by our words we help ourselves and teach others of our pain
then to happiness we are entitled because we all have much to gain.