Why Do You Write?

Why do I bother?

Why do I write?

Why do I struggle with words every night?

To convince all the wronged

The despised and forlorn

That they’re not alone and can survive the scorn.

So I’m penning a story

Of hope and redemption

I’m screaming it loud so I’ll get your attention.

You click and you like and you comment and follow

But have you considered why you feel so hollow?

So empty inside, so frayed at the seams.

Consumed by dark nightmares which once were bright dreams.

Your plight has been sanctioned

Left bitter and vanquished

And try as you might you’re all out of lost chances.

Friendships, romances all of them dead

You made this mess so best lie in your bed.

Your soul is in tatters

You’ve lost all that matters.

Dragged down rabbit holes, you’re the maddest of hatters.

But I’ve been where you are

I will show you my scars

I was dead in the gutter

But could still taste the stars.

Stripped bare but He cared

He reached down to me there

Grace cloaked my disgrace

From the whispers and stares.

So that’s why I write

I’ve recovered my sight

Scales fallen from eyes

To reveal truth and might.

Better times lie ahead

For the damned and the dead

Turn your back to the lies and embrace truth instead.

Why do you write?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

60 thoughts on “Why Do You Write?

  1. That was AWESOME!
    I write because my counselor many years ago told me Iโ€™d be a great blogger. My stories are cheap entertainment of how crazy my life is and how much fun we have making the best of it. Also a legacy for my children!!

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  2. I write to inspire and encourage people who have suffered from the cruelty of others that God is a present help and that they are not alone. I am convinced of the reality of this statement by the miracles in my life.

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  3. This was a bit dark Commander. I just have an itch in my fingers and the best way to scratch it is to write something. The itch usually goes away after that. This is one of the many reasons of why I write. ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe you’ve got an itch too. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Wow! That stirred a lot of emotions!
    Why do I write? Because I have become a happier person and more at peace with myself ever since I started (again). Because I like to paint pictures with words and tell stories with emotions. And because, if I didn’t write, there would be too many words in my head – it would be incredibly chaotic and I need to think straight in my job! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Often I think of my pen (aka my keyboard) as my sword and writing is the only real way I have to fight my demons that doesn’t feel fake or hollow. When I can’t stand up for myself in real life I can write a character that never stops fighting. When I can’t quit my job because I need the money I can write a character who quits to start enjoying their life traveling the globe. When I can’t seem to finish a project I can write about it here to keep me accountable and somehow then it gets completed. My blog is more educational I guess just giving over a little of the ‘wisdom’ God has granted me for understanding His word. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Maybe one day I will have the courage to share more!

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  6. Hello fracturedfaithblog, today I feel so lucky that I encountered one beautiful new blog, that’s no other than your enthralling blog and also I became part of your family now, as I will be seeing all your pictures and posts. Why I commented here is I am much in love with this post on “Why do you write?”. It is pretty much similar to some of my thoughts. I also by and by question myself why I write.
    Anyways I want to enjoy all your posts hence. Thank you. X
    -Regards, Bhutan

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  7. I really enjoyed this poem, thank you. Like so many others who have commented above, I love to write as the words that flow from my pen to paper are deeper expressions of myself, which I often find I cannot vocalise.

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