Burning Pages (The Reason Why I Write)


“Writing isn’t something I choose to do. It is something I have to do. Too many thoughts consume my mental and keeping them confined would be suicide. Writing is my therapy.”

I started writing at a young age. Writing in my journal was an essential part of my day. It was something I kept sacred. My journal was like my bible. I would keep it under my pillow and write in it every chance I got. I remember rushing home from school just to write how my day went. It felt like the pages were speaking to me and I held on to every word.

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I knew I had a story to tell, I just didn’t know how the world would perceive it. I wasn’t ready to share my words yet, so I kept them tucked in my journal.

Through my love for reading I got introduced to my favorite poet/writer, Maya Angelou when I was in middle school. I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. To have the ability to move people with my words. Now that was power to me.

I started studying the writing styles of Maya Angelou and other writers. I wanted to perfect my own style of writing. I was never good at writing fictional stories. I wanted people to feel the reality in my writing. Seems to me like not enough of us are telling our stories because we are too busy hiding behind someone else’s story.

I have learned so much about myself through my writing. Writing has the ability to release the happiness as well as the pain within you. Writing is therapeutic. I have gotten through a lot of hard times, just by writing my thoughts on a piece of paper. Life seems clearer when it is written. I can’t speak for everyone but writing is an essential part of my being.

Writing is like burning pages, it ignites your soul.