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Why Do We Write? (A Reflection)
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TITLE (EDIT)
Why Do We Write? (A Reflection)
DESCRIPTION
Just about it. Nothing personal. To all of us, Storymaniacs.
[984 words]
AUTHOR
Dri Cook

Dri Cook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Adriana, and though I have a nickname, an American friend has told me I have a beautiful name, and uses only my full name. I am a woman, a dreamer who has a passion for life, and loves writing, and I must say, that I breathe words in and out.

I started writing in 2003, as I was internally urged on to do so. Poetry is a natural outcome of my life, and I felt that I was guided or maybe even destined to write, a feeling that took over and could not be stopped.

I love writing all types of poems and am glad when emails arrive from other people on the web, telling me that I put into words exactly the way they feel. Helping people is a nice way to forget about one's own personal problems and keep on going. Another reason that I have been writing is to improve my English. As English is not my native language, writing in English is another way to be even closer to this beautiful language. It has always come so naturally to me, that I can consider it a gift from Heaven.

I was born and raised in Brazil. In marriage, I spent some time in the USA with an American citizen. Sadly though, it did not work out, and I returned to my native land, Brazil. Memories of the time I lived there are nice, and one day I hope I am able to go back to that beautiful country to visit and enjoy all the good things it has to offer.

Teaching is what I do as an occupation and have a love for it, while writing is not only my love, but a hobby and a friend as well. As life's trials come I realize just how blessed I am in God and that He is everything to me.

My children are grown and are young adults now. One is currently living in Italy and works as an Architect, and the other is a psychologist and lives here, in São José dos Campos.

Soon, I will be a grandmother and will continue writing poetry and enlighten people's lives with my gift.

My ultimate dream is to have one of my original poems used as lyrics in a song, and then hear it on many radio stations.





[May 2008]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
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AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (136)
2 Lovers And A Sexy Moon! (Poetry) A dream! [61 words]
A Man And A Woman (Poetry) Biography, spiritual and also mystical! And of course, a love story that I lived in the past! [164 words]
A Place Of Her Own (Poetry) We all should have a place to hide when the storms come. And there isn't any other place better than... [109 words]
A Safe Place To Be! (Poetry) His boat is still a safe place to be! [121 words] [Motivational]
A Visit To Heaven (Poetry) It's about the moment I reached the top of Mount Sinai, Egypt, few years ago. A moment in my life that, as much as I live, will never, ever foget. A day I touched heaven with my fingertips... [176 words]
A Walk By The Ocean (Poetry) Again, the SHE part is my unconscious and it talks about our interaction and the healing process. There is nothing on Earth that can not be forgiven or healed with the power of Love. [160 words] [Psychology]
Affection (Poetry) Unbreakle bonds, unforgettable memories that will last a life time. [149 words]
Another Routine Day (Poetry) A boring and dull routine day can also become special. It all depends on the way we look at it. [141 words]
B. R. I. A. N. (Poetry) Of course this is for BRIAN O'NEIL, another wonderful pen friend I have in here. [150 words]
Be With Me!! (Poetry) When to love means to help the other to grow! [124 words] [Relationships]
Beauty Without The Beast (Poetry) The battles are supposed to lift our spirit. Let the beast go and if it's meant to come back it will return to you, but never as a beast anymore. [96 words]
Born Free! (Poetry) - [124 words] [Spiritual]
Broken Hearts Can Be Mended! (Poetry) A sweet love poem! [134 words] [Romance]
Butterfly, Could I Borrow Your Wings? (Poetry) The caterpillar must develop itself into a person each one of us is supposed to be. [130 words]
C.H.A.R.A.D.E (Poetry) You tell me... [65 words] [Psychology]
Cheek To Cheek (Poetry) One of those moments of heavenly insanity. [68 words] [Romance]
Close Your Eyes! (Poetry) There are times, we can only see when we close our eyes! [119 words] [Motivational]
Dancing In The Dark (Poetry) I grew up under the beat of his music. A tribute to someone who has always been part of my life: Ray Conniff, the great Maestro. [305 words]
Daydream (Poetry) I interact with my unconscious. The SHE part is my unconscious helping me out during the healing process. [131 words]
Divine Acceptance (Poetry) I'm not mad at God! I'm not mad at a person either! Despite the disappointments, should we still keep on hoping for miracles? I think so! [185 words]
Don't Be Jealous, I Too Love You As A Friend! (Poetry) To Rocco...from me..... [138 words]
Dropping Tears! (Poetry) - [128 words]
Ecstasy! (Poetry) Just changing a little bit... [94 words] [Erotic]
Effusions Of Love (Poetry) impossible to describe true Love! [44 words] [Motivational]
Emerging (Poetry) A natural psycological growing process that most of us, human beings, go thru to get flow of power in our lives (Edited) [85 words]
Emotion In Motion (Poetry) Hey JAG, your piece "Welcome to Storymania", inspired this one. To you, Storymaniacs. I can't list you all but I can say THANK YOU for being part of my life. I love you! [72 words]
Emotional Frenzy! (Poetry) [111 words] [Erotic]
Eternity (Poetry) Are you ready for it? [91 words]
Falling Again (Poetry) He melts my heart, charms me, how could I resist? I bet you too would fall for him. [153 words]
Falling Tears (Poetry) I'm back...it's a reflection of the period I was away. [86 words]
Fly, Eagle, Fly! (Poetry) Soar, baby, soar! You're born to be free! [151 words] [Psychology]
Foolish Heart! (Poetry) There are days I don't make any sense...this is one of them...that's when I just love writing about anything! [86 words]
For Better And For Worse (Poetry) When God created man, He saw that it was not good for him to be alone, and He created a woman not only from him but especially for him. Edit. [91 words]
Fragance Of Heaven (Poetry) I had the insight while I was washing the dishes this morning and saw very clearly on a plate I was about to wash, the shape of a cross made of bread crumbs. [110 words]
Frightened Little Bee (Poetry) God and I talking few moments before I was conceived. This caused me to better understand who I really am and to experience a very beautiful moment in my life. [221 words]
Frightened Little Girl! (Poetry) A tribute to my childhood and a way I found to letting go the hurt and suffering I went thru when I was just a little girl! We always can make it, when we have inner strenght and believe in the power... [172 words] [Motivational]
Frightened Little Me (Poetry) Frightened Litte Bee, now in quartains. Thanks RAM, thanks for your help and support! [258 words] [Biography]
God Is Never Late! (Poetry) I was driving back home today when I thought about God being late about certain events that we want to happen in our lives. Then the answer came to my heart! [761 words] [Motivational]
Good Morning, Baby! (Poetry) A romantic way to say good morning! [90 words] [Romance]
Hands In Glove (Poetry) The title came very strongly in my heart. I sort of visualized this metaphore. This time, I am NOT talking about myself. Perhaps I'm talking about you and the pain in your heart. [88 words]
Happy Birthday To Me! (Poetry) Life becomes better as time goes by and dreams come true! [245 words]
Heartless Love (Poetry) To someone I call "Mom". [321 words]
Her Journey (Poetry) Sooner or later, we all go thru this process. A painful but such a wonderful journey! Getting in touch with my unconscious as part of the healing and growing process. [94 words] [Psychology]
Heroes (Poetry) Angels or humans?? Visible or invisible? [158 words]
He's Risen! (Poetry) Happy Easter, everyone! [148 words]
Hey, You! (Poetry) Somehow, we all can contribute to make this world a better place to live! [120 words] [Motivational]
Home Sweet Home! (Poetry) Again, would love this one to become lyrics for a song. In the meantime, it is just a love poem! Yes, Brian? [106 words]
How To Make Someone Happy! (Poetry) Love for good and for worse, but never take the other for granted! A tribute I wrote to someone I loved dearly and that life took away from me. [231 words] [Relationships]
Husbands&Wives (Poetry) - "Grow old along with me". For wives and husbands. For ex wives and ex husbands. [206 words]
I Am (Poetry) I love to be what I have become and still working on it. Thanks to the great I AM [73 words]
I Dreamed Of You (Poetry) To my dad with all my love. To celebrate Christmas, to be thankful for the blessings that come into our lives when we are willing to love and to forgive the ones who hurt us the most. [143 words]
I Just Called To See How You Are Doing! (Poetry) A sweet love poem, a precious dream, that I wanted it to become lyrics for a song! [145 words] [Romance]
I Know You Hear Me, But Are You Listening??? (Poetry) It takes so very little for a broken and confusing someone to become a brandnew person!To believe, to accept and to love this someone unconditionally is the answer! [396 words] [Motivational]
I Love Words (Poetry) Words, what I do, what would I be, if I hadn't you to share my life with? [192 words]
I Love You As A Friend (Poetry) To JAG, my first friend in here! [105 words]
I Love You As My Man! (Poetry) To the one who will walk with me, the journey of life.... [268 words] [Relationships]
I Should Have Known (Poetry) I'm back! Had to give my brain a rest for so much work. I wrote this one from a male perspective. [151 words]
I Wish Mothers Were Like Angels... (Poetry) To my Mom...someone who deserves my unconditional love and respect, no matter what! [337 words] [Motivational]
If I Could Go Back In Time (Poetry) Self-awareness. To Brian, for being such a wonderful friend. Christmas time, time to rethink our lives. [264 words]
I'm A Rose (Poetry) No matter what, a rose will always be a rose in the garden of love. [199 words]
I'm Forced To Say (Poetry) I wrote this poem from a male perspective. The "she" part of the poem is me. [123 words] [Fantasy]
I'm Home (Poetry) It takes more than bricks and gardens for a house to become a home. When dreams come true. [80 words]
I'm Telling You: Don't Fade Away! (Poetry) I wrote this poem to another author who writes with me on another site. He seems to be fading away, meaning, taking his last trip and this saddens me very much! A TRIBUTE to one of my best pen friends... [231 words] [Relationships]
I'm Your Friend (Poetry) To the ones in need of peace, a little hope and comfort. To the ones who are self-sufficient and believe this is all a lie. [274 words]
In Love (Poetry) This is a simple prayer that I wanted it to become a song. [108 words]
In Praise (Poetry) Spiritual. [111 words]
Insane Love (Poetry) Relationships can be like that at times. Some time ago, late at night, playing with few words...this is the result. [93 words] [Relationships]
It Was Love At First Sight (Poetry) Another take of LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. I want to thank RAM, another wonderful pen friend I have here, for his help. [163 words] [Biography]
It's Alright, You Say... (Poetry) Love is blind, but people shouldn't be. [107 words] [Relationships]
It's That Simple: I Want You! (Poetry) A mixture of ingredients. [147 words]
I've Learned! (Poetry) At the end, to live is such a wonderful adventure, isn't it? [264 words]
Just Because We Met (Poetry) No need of description. The poem itself can tell. If it's real or not?? Ahhhhh...this is none of your business:-) [116 words] [Romance]
Just For Today (Poetry) Where are we going to? [216 words]
Kisses Are, Ah...Just Kisses... (Poetry) A tribute to the art of KISSING! [257 words] [Romance]
Let Me Be A Woman (Poetry) "My darling, I am yours, and you desire me..." - Song of songs. Thought about this one as a song. [95 words] [Romance]
Live, Just Live!! (Poetry) we never know how far a kind word could go. Perhaps to save a life?? [154 words] [Motivational]
Love At First Sight (Poetry) Memories of a love story. [92 words] [Biography]
Love Is The Answer! (Poetry) Go for love...you'll never regret it! [143 words] [Motivational]
Love Me! (Poetry) A Tribute I wrote to someone who I loved dearly in my life... [86 words] [Relationships]
Love Me, Love Me Not (Poetry) Love is always having to say you're sorry, no matter what the movies or the world may say. [168 words] [Motivational]
Loving You (Poetry) Do I know you? [107 words]
Masterpiece (Poetry) We all are unique before the eyes of God. Happy thanksgiving y'all. [124 words]
Mirror Talk (Poetry) I dialogue with myself in front of the mirror about the woman I used to be. [46 words] [Psychology]
Morning Star (Poetry) We all long for a soul mate even though we don''t know who or where he might be. Life is a divine adventure that brings us the right person at the right time, so, don''t worry [89 words]
Mothers And Daughters (Songs) Not always mothers and daughters are what they should be. Co-written by Brian O'Neil and Dri Cook [230 words]
My Endless Love For You! (Poetry) A tribute to eternal love, the type love that lasts forever, love that not everyone is given to experience. I'm thankful that I was given such a gift. [169 words] [Relationships]
My Gratitude (Poetry) When being thankful is a must. A letter to a friend. [314 words]
My Heart Still Bleeds! (Poetry) There are days the past still haunts us, like a bad dream that we know will fade away when we dream another dream! [71 words] [Relationships]
My Sweet (Poetry) This poem is the apple of my eye. It was my second one and it's very related to Insane Love. Here it goes, edited. Back to its original title. [243 words] [Psychology]
Please, Stay! (Poetry) Love is free. In case you want someone to stay and you fail, let the bird go. If it's meant to be yours, somehow, it'll return. If not, do not insist, let the bird be free. [126 words] [Relationships]
Poetry, You'll Always Be Sweet (Poetry) Someone here told me to never stop writing with my heart. How could I? Poetry is my life, my passion. Everything I write always come from within. [112 words] [Biography]
Puppet On Strings (Poetry) He shot, but not to kill. [89 words]
Rock Me, Baby, Sing Me A Lullaby! (Poetry) Could be a song, if I knew how to write it in lyrics:-)Yes, Brian? [143 words] [Romance]
Roses Are Beautiful! (Poetry) Despite the thorns, roses are always beautiful. Despite the trials, life is always good! [312 words] [Relationships]
Say I Love You! (Poetry) When was the last time you said these magical words? A poet friend of mine who is fading away inspired me to write this piece. [251 words]
See What You Do To Me? (Poetry) A song, a poetry, whatever...yes, Brian?? [103 words]
Shadowy Depths Of Your Soul (Poetry) It's psycological in e-v-er-y single way! Could be each one of us. We all have dark spots which need a little encouragement to be left behind, so that we can keep on going before the last depart. [63 words]
Silent Nights, Lonely Nights, Just You And I! (Poetry) Well, I think it deserves...I have to admit it's such a companion...a tribute to my computer. [185 words] [Relationships]
Silent Prayer (Poetry) A response to a very intimate moment I shared with the Lord. [154 words]
Simply Woman (Poetry) To the ones who don't know me. The ones who already know, I want to invite you to stay in my life. [309 words]
Slow Dance (Poetry) Sundays can also be nice. [138 words]
Somewhere In Time (Poetry) sometimes time and space may be different to make things happen [124 words] [Romance]
String Of Pearls (Poetry) You adorn my story with all sorts of dreams... [68 words]
Sweet Honeymoon (Poetry) - [94 words]
Sweet Madness Of Love (Poetry) He is the Rock, the only adequate foundation. Hope this helps, somehow, the ones who are in need of love and hope. [282 words] [Motivational]
Sweet Poetry (Poetry) A poem that I wrote which is one of my favorites, such as A NEW LIFE. It describes what exactly writing means to me: A PASSION! [220 words]
Sweet Valentine! (Poetry) A lost Valentine is never really lost!If you truly love him, he'll always stay, forever in your heart... [60 words] [Romance]
Tell Me I Still Can Trust (Poetry) Releasing... [80 words] [Relationships]
The Apples Are Gone (Poetry) A contemporary fairy tale. [111 words]
The Arm-Chair (Poetry) Even an old chair can hold deep emotions. [75 words]
The Bill (Poetry) To Jim Cook. [69 words] [Relationships]
The Dance Of Love (Poetry) I just had a very strong insight about this poem and here it goes.... [79 words]
The Elevator (Poetry) Not always friends are supposed to use words to communicate, are they? [199 words]
The Girl With Broken Wings (Poetry) - [217 words] [Biography]
The Heart (Poetry) - [12 words] [Mind]
The Ideal Relationship! (Poetry) Comedy or drama? You decide! [98 words] [Relationships]
The Radio (Songs) Fragments of a love story. Co-written by Brion O'Neil and Dri Cook. [211 words]
Things Money Can Never Buy!! (Poetry) There are people, poor people, who still believe their money can buy people!! [473 words] [Drama]
This Evening I Want To Think About You! (Poetry) - [176 words]
Time To Make Choices! (Poetry) Should we stay in a marriage that faded away despite every single effort, or should we run all the risks and take a chance again? What would YOU do? [212 words]
Time To Say Good Bye! (Poetry) As hard as it may be, there are times we have to say good bye to a past that does not belong to us anymore! [106 words] [Publishing]
Time To Tell Stories! (Poetry) There is a time for everything in life! [180 words] [Relationships]
Togetherness (Poetry) Which other thing in this world is as beautiful, sexy, loving and charming as two people deeply in love? Another one that I wanted it to become a song. [161 words] [Relationships]
Traces Of Us (Poetry) To accept with serene indifference ghosts from the past, is the best medication to scare them away. [37 words]
Turmoil (Poetry) Not always we're able to make it alone. Sometimes, we might need a hand to guide us to the end of the tunnel. [97 words] [Psychology]
Two Little Birds (Poetry) Not always is an easy task to become true people. Having broken wings and feeling lost are just part of the process. [120 words] [Psychology]
Two Little Fish (Poetry) There's an interaction again with my unconscious. The two little fish are my children.It talks about freedom and the desire to be part of their lives. [161 words]
Unexpectedly! (Poetry) Not always words are necessary! [76 words]
U.S.A. Let's Fall In Love Again! (Poetry) It talks about my love for the USA and how I see the rejection of American politics living in a S.America country. [258 words]
Vertigo (Poetry) Just in the mood to write more than I've ever been! [120 words] [Romance]
What A Shame! (Poetry) To Lucy, my daughter, the apple of my eyes. [234 words] [Relationships]
What Are Words? (Poetry) Words can shout BOO but they can also say I LOVE YOU! What would I do, if it weren't for you? [122 words]
Why To Offend? (Poetry) A poem I just wrote to someone who has been offending me in here! Thought I would write him a poem. To you, Clayborne, I dedicate this poem! [312 words]
Wishes (Poetry) Greeting the New Year. From my heart, to your heart. [109 words]
Wonderful People (Poetry) People are people, nothing more, nothing less. [188 words]
Would You Mail Your Heart To Me? (Poetry) A poem that I wanted to become lyrics for a song! [206 words] [Romance]
Why Do We Write? (A Reflection)
Dri Cook

It's been almost one year that I wrote my first piece, one year that I am here. I met a lot of people, made a few friends, some stayed in my life, some just faded away. People who make me cry, laugh, smile, other times, frown. There are also times they surely make me angry or disappointed.

Why are we all here? Have you ever thought that nothing really happens as a coincidence in life? We are here for a purpose without any doubt. Are we here because we are responsible writers and want to make a difference or because we only enjoy playing with words? Are we here to let our words travel all over the world and plant seeds of rightness, joy, faith, love or just because it's fun to know that the same world is reading what we publish, does not matter what we publish? Are we here because we also want to set a goal and follow it, because we want to succeed or what? If your answer is yes, that's fine. Have you ever thought that every human being is equipped to succeed? It's part of our nature to fight for survival. To win is always our goal. We want to fit in, we were born to fit in, to be part of a group, to conquer, to win. However, there are ways and ways to succeed. We should always find the one that would add something into someone's life, instead of stealing. And as writers, we are supposed to do that.
 
This is a great site except, ah, except for some little things that happen once in a while, as for some cat fights and all types of entertainment but no big deal, this is also part of it. Other times we would really get upset like when we open it up to and all of a sudden we realize some of our pieces have POOF... gone or migrated into another space here. Ok, we may have some disagreements now and then but who doesn't? I want you to rethink the reason you write. Most of us write to release, to share our good and not so good experiences. We all have our dark spots, inner beasts that, in a positive way, help us grow. No matter the reason you write it is ok. To write is an art, to write is a tool to reach people and elicit emotions hidden deep inside their hearts. To write is also to pour out emotions and let your feelings speak, instead of your lips. To write is to be bold, to face challenges, to overcome your limitations as I do with my English, since I am not a native English speaker as you well know. To write is to speak the truth, to be gentle, other times a little aggressive, to be fearless and jump into people's heart. To write is also, as a friend of mine said so well, to speak of lies and make them to sound like truth. To write is to elicit all types of feelings, but as writers we should always let the wind of emotions blow and wait for the rain fall in to water the words we write to make them blossom.
 
I am aware that not always writing is an easy task. The world of language is a wide one. We should be careful. Not always what's noisy or aggressive means to be deep. Not always what is turbulent has a good effect on people's lives. There are times the sound of silence speaks for itself. I would say that, most of the time, an eloquent speech comes from the silence. What does it mean? Well, it means that not every written or spoken word is powerful unless we use it TO COMMUNICATE emotions, otherwise it won't have any effect at all. Words are powerful, they can change people's lives,
they can be history. On the other hand, words can also be meaningless if they don't communicate. To be granted the privilege to have your work read worldwide is also a great responsibility. To write is part of our mission and if we are still on earth, it means we are not done with our mission yet.
 
I want to thank you all for taking your time to read this article. I want to thank God for leading me here. I also want to thank my dear friend in Canada, Paul Tikkannen, the one who told me about this site and the one who has always believed in my work. Another special thanks to Brian O'Neal a very special friend as you know. Brian has not only supported and motivated me but we also have become partners as for the lyrics. I also want to thank each one of you, JAG (my first friend here), rocco, km, kavya, Jefrey, Ryan, JAG, Moses, Steven (hey, where have you been?), DG, people who have been leaving feedback, letters and to welcome the ones who have just arrived. I don't remember all the names here but I want to thank all of you and I also want to invite you to stay. As I said, I am being bold because English is not my native language. It's not easy at all to develop a thought in a language that is not our native one, but I just follow my inspiration when it comes and type them away, since they all come in English. I must include two other people on this list as well: a poet friend of mine, DA, from another site who has always believed in my work, someone who I will never, ever forget, no matter where he might be right now. DA is on his way up to Heaven because of a serious disease. Finally, I want to thank Mr. James A. Cook, the one who started all this.
       

      

 

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"Hi Dri, nice piece, an unmentioned friend,I least I would like to be kindest regardsDV" -- Diana Venditti, Italy.
"thanks for the kind words and well said in this piece" -- e. rocco caldwell.
"I only mentioned the old pen friends, Diana and welcomed the ones who just arrived, including yourself. Thank you both." -- Dri.
"very thoughtful, well worded article. " -- echo.
"Yay, way to go Dri! I think we all needed that, thank you for reminding us why we are here : )" -- kavya.
"Hi Dri! i do think we are all here for a purpose. As well as I am. Tell you what, we're all not from the sam country and some of us come from a non-native English speaker country but we all can understand and communicate with each other. Hey! That was cool, isn't it?" -- Akira NJ.
"yes, Akira, that's very cool. We're like a family and it's a great feeling. Thank you all for leaving feedback." -- Dri.
"Hi Dri, just to say goodbye, I am sorry if I gave you flack, it was not intended that way,I was stupid to think I could write poetry, and hope I did not bore you too much with my stupid rantings, I shall still read yours and the others work. I think you are a super writer,and there are many on this site who are good writers,again I am sorry for making a complete fool of myself, thank god I did not write under my real name, I would have been a laughing stock to my students, the teacher who had nerve to put rubbish on internet,I've learnt my lesson the hard way.all the best.D" -- Diana Venditti, Italy.
"Diana, to tell you the truth, I think you worry too much on getting and returning feedback and this is not it. Write away, get your stuff published here and let people free to make their own choices. I have been reading some of your "fights" with other people here but just let it go...we should be able to understand that we are not going to please everybody. There will be time people will aplaude us, other times, they won't, but so what? My piece of advice: don't take it so seriously. Relax and enjoy the moment. OK?" -- Dri.
"This piece is more relevant today than ever!" -- kavya.
"Hey Dri, this is Bryan. I'm a young writer/poet. When I read your piece, I sat back and said...Gosh, this lady sounds nice, I want to be on her list of friends. I ask if you will please read my poems, and tell me what you think. But please don't read the story "A writer's high", because it is roughly on the same subject and not half as good as this. Thanks. " -- Bryan King.

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