Rate this poem:4.0 / 1 vote

what to write

what to write
should i write about love or hate
or an opportunity missed because we acted too late
should i write about the sunshine or the rain
or that the strongest emotion we feel is pain
should i write about truth or lies
or how all my dreams seem to end in the sky
should i write about the beach or the tide
or is there something I'm just trying to hide
as i lie in bed tonight
i ask the question
what to write.
Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Submitted by ericoniz on May 30, 2021

26 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme AbbccdeffagA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 408
Words 86
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

erica hutchinson

32 lived in a 10 mile radius all my life i have no family am a family of one, myself i enjoy writting but dont get to often more…

All erica hutchinson poems | erica hutchinson Books

1 fan

Discuss this erica hutchinson poem with the community:

1 Comment
  • Soulwriter
    love this! keep writing! I also find hard to find the time!
    LikeReply 11 year ago


Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


"what to write" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 24 Mar. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/101278/what-to-write>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

More poems by

erica hutchinson


March 2023

Poetry Contest

Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

Browse Poetry.com


Are you a poetry master?

What's the oldest written poem exist?
  • A. Ramayana
  • B. Iliad
  • C. Epic of Gilgamesh
  • D. Odyssey