Why Do We Write?

Stephen Chinnock

20 March 2020

When the fire came
Taking our homes away
The spirit of the Phoenix
Demanded an expression
A release of the pain
And despair

So I started writing daily
Putting out my feelings
Raw and open
People responded
By saying
That's exactly
How we are feeling

I put out a call
For others to write
In came a flood
Of wonderful expression
In words never written before

It's become a circle of conversation
Of banter and bouncing
Off each other's thoughts
It will have to continue now
In the era of isolation
There'll be no other option
For communication

So here are the writings
And comments about
The incredible events
That we are living through!