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Shobana Gomes is an excellent poetess and writer. Her writing speaks volumes of her talent and her insightful observations of life. There’s much love and wisdom in her words.

I WRITE BECAUSE…

This was the theme of Simply Shobana’s Poetry Contest.

For any writer or poet, it’s a question that makes one dive beneath layers of skin, muscle, thought, emotion, and hurt.

Ah HURT! It’s a painful word but the driving force behind many creative endeavors.

How can one deny this wondrous fact?

And diving at the opportunity, I submitted my words, a poem, on why I write and what the craft of writing means to me.

The winners were announced today, and I am overjoyed to share that I am one of them.

YAYYY!

It’s a great feeling to express, but even a better feeling to impress.

HAHA! Writers can be snooty.

My poem is titled – I WRITE TO BE.

Please click on the blue link below to read the winning entries. Cheers!

WINNERS ANNOUNCED! — SIMPLY SHOBANA

20 Comments on “WINNERS ANNOUNCED! — SIMPLY SHOBANA

  1. Congratulations! That is a wonderful poem. I did not know you write poems. You should write more of them 🙂

  2. Thank you for the mention, Terveen. It is a great feeling to be appreciated. You deserved the win. You wrote a very meaningful and remarkable poem. Yes, we writers are a snooty lot, haha. No telling what runs in our minds sometimes. Have a great week.

    • Thanks so much, Shobana! It was a wonderful initiative. Had fun writing the poem. Anything related to writing gets me excited and geared up. A writer’s mind should be left alone. Haha! You have a great week too. 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Terveen! I loved your poem; I found it moving, touching, and inspiring, my dear friend; and, I loved the part, what I got from it, about emotions being a catalyst for writing. So very true. Wonderful. 🤗

    • Thank you so much, Jeff. Emotions definitely guide a writer’s heart, mind, and hand. May the words flow unabashed. I appreciate your support and encouragement. 🙂

      • You’re most welcome, Terveen. Always. As I also appreciate your support and encouragement, my friend. 🤗

  4. “Ah HURT! It’s a painful word but the driving force behind many creative endeavors.” That’s so true. Pain makes us more alive. I mean certain amount of pain and not too much to make us despair. Life is a quest. LOL.

    • Yes, pain should never debilitate a person. Then it’s just a distraction and makes the simple and easy things even harder. Pain should inspire one to move forward no matter what. That’s the birth of resilience, a great power.
      Thank you so much! 🙂

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