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I'm obsessed with writing.  I'm obsessed with words.  I used to write short stories, but after my mom died around 4 yrs. ago I quit writing them.  Besides I'm my own worst critic.  I read a lot and think everybody that writes books are way better than I am.  Poetry I have a love/hate relationship with.  Everything I write in my poems come from deep within me - very personal and I think beautiful.  However it's a step beneath writing short stories or writing a book.  I've written journals for over thirty years. They're very private and very valuable to me.  In other words if I were in any kind of natural or unnatural disaster,  my journals (my family, and my cats) would definitely be worth me dying to protect.  They are the only thing I have of value and they are my legacy to my children.  My poems too.  They're all boxed up and ready to go in case of a hurricane or a tornado - I live in Florida.
sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2007

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Hello Sweetd,<br />
I hope that you are able to find your voice in writing again. I know as someone who loves to write, writer's block in itself can be quite depressing. I believe that written ex<x>pression is so powerful and truly serves as a form of therapy. I'm sure that someday soon you'll feel that urge again to write. Until then, never lose hope.<br />
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Sincerely,<br />
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Julie