And So I Write…


Anthony O'Dugan
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3 min readJul 27, 2021


And so I write…
When the world sleeps
whether actually or in my mind
where only quiet exists so that I can finally hear the sound of the knock of the ones who deliver the words from worlds I only know when I am still.

And so I write…
To free the voices
that scream inside to be set free
to exist, to be heard, to be seen, to flow like rivers from my pen.

And so I write…
To create the sky
to feel the rain
to taste the ground as it drinks
to grow down into the earth, rooted
and branching beyond all that I once knew.

And so I write…
To heal
to see
to hear
to feel
to be
more of you and less of me
to know
to learn
to live
to show
to earn
my place amongst the stars.