Do you write poems and/songs, articles etc...?

@tjades (3594)
Jamaica
March 17, 2009 1:07am CST
I love composing poems but have a big problem... I just wont write down my ideas. I have composed poems in my head so many times which I now wish I had captured on paper. I cant remember most of them. Sometimes it is inconvenient for me to jot down the lines as they form in my head and vow to mentally record it and pen the words when I get the chance, but... it rarely happens that way. I am so annoyed sometimes but that is a habit I really need to get over. I need to get stuff out of my head and on to some paper. Stories, articles, poems, my first book are all crammed in my head waiting to come out. I meet so many people who write stuff yet I just cant seem to get that urge to sit and do the same. Do you write in any form? How did you get started? I mean did/do you have any of the difficulties I have where you dont spend quality time to record your ideas? Any advice is welcomed as I have lost so many ideas already but how do I bend my mind to sitting down and writing?
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26 responses
17 Mar 09
Yes of coarse ,i do.Since i am a student ,writing articles and paragraphs are quite normal.I can't actually write songs but then i can sing. i've been learning music for 5 years now. Poems are perhaps the best-easy to learn and great fun to recite.I've tried my hand at poems and in fact,felt i wasn't to bad fo it either. After all as my teacher says----Writing is all about practice and pratice ,once u get the hang of it,it becomes easy.
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 09
I remember those school days... Writing was definitely a must for me as well and that was a good start too. All the best at your studies .
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Back in Elementary and HS, my English teacher always asked me and my classmates to write down our thoughts. I used to like the thing. I'm not much of poetic and composer but I'd like to get those from someone I like. It would be sweet. But I like articles and blog stuff. On my MySpace I have written tons of blogs and I guess I enjoy blogging, it is sort of like my diary online. When I was younger I used to write down and have my own diary, but my writing speed is not on par like my typing skills, so the thoughts I have easily fade and mostly I forget what to I want to write down. When I get really in the mood, I could write down my thoughts for like 2 hours or so. Not really a writer-to be, I'm just enjoying writing my stuff.
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 09
Blogging seems to be a great way of sharing and receiving ideas. I have been toying with the idea of starting my own blog but have not gotten around to exploring what blogging is all about. Maybe that would help me to finally start getting my ideas/writing out there. Thanks for sharing smooch.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Hello tjades! I also love to write especially poems and articles. I never tried to write even a single song yet. I published some of my write - ups to triond but because of lesser earnings there, I stopped writing for a little while. Ideas just came out to me eventually and what I usually do is get a piece of paper and start writing. I am more comfortable writing on the paper than typing at the computer. If I am in the mood to write, I can finish it with only one hour but if I'm not, I can't even make even one paragraph.
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 09
Well congratulations on publishing some of your work. That is I believe a significant step. I really need to start jotting down my ideas as well. Thanks for sharing Aisa and the best as you continue to write.
@maianpon (25)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Hi! :) i'm a college student, and I'm the associate editor of our school paper. I write a lot and that's why I decided to be a campus journalist. I've experienced different types of work - writing poems, feature articles, news articles, opinion, etc. I'm also like you. Sometimes it's just so bothersome to sit down and write ideas, isn't it? I have disappointed myself again and again for forgetting ideas that i have sworn to write on paper once i got the chance to do so. But since I really need ideas for my articles, and we have deadlines as well, I have learned to really get into the trouble of writing them. Maybe what you can do is really try to shake off the habit. Why not set a deadline for yourself? Or maybe a goal? What do you intend to do with the poems you compose? My uncle once told me to compile my poems into a book, and i thought it was a good idea, so that's one goal that keeps me motivated to write down my ideas no matter how bothersome it is. Or, if you really can't get your ideas on paper word for word, you can just jot down some notes about the ideas, and you can polish them when you already feel like doing so. :) i hope that helps. good luck!
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
17 Mar 09
It does help Maian. it helps getting ideas from someone who goes through the same thing. I did push myself into that habit once but I just fell right back out of shape again. I find it so tiresome to sit and write. I might compile a book with my peoms and publish it or just have personal copies and share relevant peoms at various occassions if I get the chance to. Thanks for our advice. I really need to work on that.
@yoyo2323 (465)
• China
17 Mar 09
i do write some when i was in junior and high school! and then stopped it! resently ,i feel like to write again! it is so good! fabulous!when something came into my mind i try to write it down .if i have no paper or the lights out ,i maybe frget it! in my opinoin,i am not a poem .i just write it for fun or to fulfill my life ,record my days .. i do not have the need to write everything i thought!so just take it as amusement!
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
17 Mar 09
Well I do take my ideas as an amusement sometimes but its no fun always losing such good ideas. I really ought t capture some of them on paper and preserve them. Thanks for responding.
• India
18 Mar 09
till now i not write any poems, stories and articles. But i love to read poems in my mother language. i also like musics especially to see the composing poems. Friend Do the best one. Go and think any one topic and write your own style. I think that is your best.
• India
18 Mar 09
Hi tjades i used to write poems in MARATHI as am from India. and i also dnt like to sit and write thhst stuff. but i used to write it on orkut in Kavita (Poem) community. where other members does the smae. and give reply to each others poem. and where u get the motivation and more ideas to write all this stuff. but if am not in front of my pc and if got any idea in mean time then i dnt make it loose. i desperately get it down on paper and then make it write on orkut and in my blog too. i think when u gets such odeas in mind then dnt loose those. try to write it it down somewhere whether on paper or in ur blog. i think u got the point. if u dnt like to sit and write it on paper then use internet if u are as internet savvy. Have nice day ahead and enjoy poems too.
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I write poems and short stories. This thing with writing started back in elementary. I watch cartoons and tend to create a love story in them. Then when I entered high school, I had a lot of crushes and had always day dreamed about what if this turn out this way, until I find myself creating that story in my mind. When I can no longer contain it, I write it down in a used notebook. The passion for poems started when just this one time I felt so lonely. I felt so alone that time that I just poured my heart out in a poem. But writing was, for me, more of a hobby. I seldom write poems but I compose haikus when I'm bored. I also write short stories whene there's a story running wild in my mind.
@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
18 Mar 09
Ya I used to write songs when i was in colleges. But recently i wrote one called 'I wanna Cry'. Its not completed though. But not finding enough time and feel to start writing songs. But now and then i keeping my favorite hobby alive that is painting. I love paiting and sketches, i do lot of them also i work on them in Photoshop to give more life to it. Have a nice day ahead. Regards, Jnk3dfx
@eselmaro (208)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
More on blogs and my diary. Hehe!
@bing28 (3800)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
Without the pen I could also compose a poem in my mind, however once I got a pen and a paper I write it down. I used to write short poems as well and have it published in our school organ during high schools days. Had to write articles and short stories in helphing the children for their theme notebooks. Had to write something to express our feelings until we find ourselves now writing blogs at our sites and participating in the discussions at mylot.
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I used to write poems and some short stories before. What I did during those times, I go to a place like a park which is more relaxed so that I can write down anything that goes into my head
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I love to compose poems or even songs but if I try to write it will never register in my mind or even try my pen move. Maybe that talent won't sort to me. Need to help myself improve.
• China
18 Mar 09
My advice is Just do it!When you have some idea,you can write down on the paper,and then replenish when you free.And remember:you write something just for fun,not other reason. I like write some articles in my blog,in the blog,I can express my opinion,my idea and my feeling freely.
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I love to write poems when I'm still in high school and college, But now due to work you have the time constraints in doing so. But I do have some passages written at times. and when I have the time I do write.
@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
18 Mar 09
Hi Tjades, I have the same problem, the good ideas usually come when I semi-asleep. It's impossible to get up and write the articles at this stage. So I put a pen and some papers next to my bed, whenever I got inspiration, I just jot down the main point, usually a word or a sentence. Otherwise the thoughts will gone forever and ever. Sometimes I really sit down and write out the whole article, but that really happens. So the drawer is full of small pieces of paper. One fine day when i have the urge to write, I will have a lot of ready topics to write to.
@deanna2 (159)
• United States
18 Mar 09
hi if you think it by all means write it sounds to me like you were ment to do thisjust make time each day to sit down and write your thoughts.and go back and read them put it together you'll be surprised at what you will accheive and someone else will enjoy
@Archie0 (4672)
17 Mar 09
yes i got 2 blogs of my own where i got some articles which i have written on my own. i love writting because it helps me too keep my mind state on paper just in order to understand what i am thinking exactly. Well my blogs are not public much though, because they are a bit personal for me, though being on a public site and visible no one much visits because there are 100 bloggers who blog everyday and earn from it. but i write just for my satisfaction. i get the ideas just from my mind when i miss my past days, college friends, my homeland, life everything when you are a deep thinker you can think anything possible..and make the best out of it.. happy mylotting
@willvaaz (75)
• India
17 Mar 09
yes.. i love to write poems and articles in most of the time because writing poetry is first love for me... same problem i have faced so many times i forgot easily those words in mind. i overcome by writing in notebook.. it helped me a lot. i am living with those amazing words. its creativity,energy,refresh,happy and my life. thanx for ur idea in poems/articles discussion. i loved it....
@abhaijith (2838)
• India
17 Mar 09
Yeah,,,i like write songs and stories,i have won many prices for story writting in my school days. i have written some songs also. One of my friends gave tune to my lyrics. Now we are planning to make an album.....