To tell you frankly, I am not really good in writing, I even feel a little frustrated whenever I read an article which happens to be eloquently written that I sway along with its verbal rhythm. I feel frustrated because I know I can’t write the way others do. Call it envy if not frustration, I don’t care. But I do write anyway.
I write because I want to tell something, I want to share my feelings, I want to speak up my mind, and I want to share a thought. When others are not amenable to listening to me anymore, I write. It’s more comfortable to write ‘coz papers do not complain and they always need someone to fill up their pages. I don’t know if I have filled that many pages yet, but one thing I’m sure of, I already have expressed many feelings since I’ve started writing. So now let’s go back to my frustration, what kind of writings engenders such a feeling in me? Whenever I read a story so beautifully written that I cry and laugh and go crazy along with it, whenever I read an informative article which could prompt me to spend extra hours to memorize its important points, and whenever I read an editorial which in the end send me nodding in agreement or disagreement. There’s a power in every written masterpieces.
Whether or not I have that power, I’m not sure and I do not know. There are persons whose writings altered the history of the world. Karl Marx’s writings preceded the Cold War which posed a very grave threat to world security. There are persons whose writings change the course of a person’s life. I have heard of a person who was so negative about life until he read Bo Sanchez’s inspirational works. And there are also persons who just write and write and never influencing other’s lives. I think I belong to this; my writings were not that powerful enough to influence someone’s life other than my own. But I do write anyway even if there are a lot of people who are far better than me. After all, for as long as my writings serve as a gateway of my feelings and thoughts, there’s no stopping punching letters to my keyboard.