Why Write?

by Mark Olynyk

it is written

writing is the great escape
a craft of the intangible

writing is a compulsion
like a disease

writing is free
but still costs something

writing is inhuman
a necessary evil

writing is fun
the sum of all thought

the writer in the social sense
does not exist

write a poem
save the world

in dribs and drabs…

Barrie, Ontario

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In 1977, Mark Olynyk published his first poem in "Left Wing". This event set off a chain reaction of poetry; that continues to this day. His poems have appeared in anthologies and literary journals such as: Whetstone, The Prairie Journal, Canadian Writer’s Journal, The Penwood Review and Peace & Freedom. His latest book, Written in Stone (2012) was published by FriesenPress. This collection of poems looks at the human condition; truth and the transience of life. The author says, “Writing is the great escape.” Find him on facebook at Poetry Inc.

Last updated September 22, 2013