I originally wrote this sometime in 2001, so its kinda old, but its one of my favs and still true today. Hope you like it as well.

I write for,

Relaxation, stimulation,

Education, psychic elevation,

To open the eyes, ears, and minds,

Of a young, black nation

I write to. . .


Sedate my pain,

Disguise my shame,

Define my name,

Obtain, gain,

Sustain, maintain,

Bring forth change

I write for. . .

Reasons unknown,

Reasons of my own,

For the empty hearts all alone,

To go places I’ve never gone,

To correct all the wrong,

For the act of love,

And love not shown,

I write for. . .

My stress to be relieved,

For my goals to be achieved,

For my family to believe,

For the blessing I’ve yet to receive,

For the love of my unborn seed,

I write for my. . .

Undying will,

My undying skill,

I write what I feel,


All that I write is real,

I write, I write, I write

Thanks again for your support.

— F. Kenneth Taylor


3 thoughts on “POETRY: I Write

  1. “To go places I’ve never gone…”

    Certainly a good reason to write as writing and art transport us to unknown paths and our own productions have the possibility of creating the same for people that may be exposed to our presentations.

  2. Reblogged this on kgbethlehem and commented:
    Friday Night Poetry Corner #9 (Part 2)
    Second poem for the corner is from my friend, brother from another mother great writer F. Kenneth Taylor. To those who may not know Mr. Taylor wrote numerous articles throughout the years online including Yahoo.com. He is author of Aftermath and Corner Pocket (amazon.com and lulu.com). Hope you enjoy the poem…

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