Words full of silent struggles,
formed heavy with whitened knuckles
^^ Theres nothing like coming out with a strong opening stanza...I absolutely loved this! This totally describes what writers go through, I couldn't have worded that better!
What if only one had desired to write,
our stories simply sung at night.
What if none had wished to read,
a bland melody forever copied
^^ Good questions! I think the answer is, the entertainment and poetic world would be sooooo boring!
I have nothing to say about the ending stanza besides I really quite enjoyed it. I wouldn't critique that at all!