A poem about the healing power of writing

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What if all these thoughts
are my therapy
What I thought drove me mad
is my sanity

To be able to share
what I’m feeling in here
is far more true than
any reality

The search of our hearts
takes a beating
And life’s little…

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A poem about the inadequacy of language to describe life

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The world as we see it
no notes can play its music
no words capture such scenic
that only eyes describe

Life as we have known it
has nothing on this planet
that brilliant ancient poet
haven’t writ another time

So what can I contribute?
What could I add to this?
I’ve…

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A poem about… uhhh… not knowing what to write

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Creativity in its weakest form
is patience lost and pages torn
Ink spills over like a storm
whether weather’s fair

In sitting poses frozen still
hand poised with quivering quill
Staring out the windowsill
not knowing where to stare

Fingers twitch and replay movement
wondering where all the time went
pondering on how it was spent
unmoved from this…

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A poem about the temptation of trepidation

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I don’t know how it happens
or why it ever feels
that tight in my chest
and the dizzy that reels

One day it may be there
and the next it has gone
leaving me to ponder
what had ever been wrong

But then it returns
to haunt me a new…

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A poem ripe with juicy queries as food for your thought

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Do you know what you want?
Do you fear hurts that haunt?

Is it true we are not whole?
Are we but a partial soul?

Is falling free or can we stop?
Can we feel down and still on top?

Is it love without respect?
Can hate ever be correct?

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A poem about the price of giving into fear and apathy

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We’ve been better
there was more to us once
a sweetness that’s since rotted
and slowly grown rust

Though I’m betting back then
much of our existence
wore thick protective layers
of sweet ignorance

Now hearts lacking use
and understanding unsought
has hidden perspective
from any worthy…

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