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The Therapist Said Write

September 26, 2014
By Extraterrestrial SILVER, Singapore, Other
Extraterrestrial SILVER, Singapore, Other
9 articles 4 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!"

Sometimes I feel like

angry words slipping out of a pen

(that trembles in the hand

that clutches at half-truths,

that plague the conscience

of a half-formed youth)

showering and cascading

in a greyscaled rainbow,

in much the same way as a therapist says,

"Writing is good for releasing trauma."


So sometimes I feel like

pent-up frustration

skimming crinkled yellow pages.

And frustration flies

on wings that drag more than lift

(the pen)

so the words become more like

black holes of inkstains --

colliding planets of rips and tears --

mountainous valleys of jagged screams --

in the universe

that is my scrap of paper.


So sometimes I feel like 

an overworked eraser

that fixes mistakes,

that adds another smudge 

to its collection of scars


So sometimes I feel like

a filthy little eraser because


no eraser

is ever

clean --


So sometimes

(all the time)

i feel like




a writer searching for a euphemism

that covers the thorns

that makes the story seem...


(when it's not)


so sometimes i feel like


a new word that sums up everything bad



like that


so sometimes i feel


i don't even know any more

where i am going

and the words aren't helping

where am i going?

and the words aren't



so sometimes i feel 


a whirling supernova of words

aren't even enough

because i can't


with them


so sometimes i --




-- don't make sense --



are these words not enough



it's probably because i'm

(insert new word here)

and i th ink my pen

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This article has 3 comments.

on Oct. 12 2014 at 4:33 pm
carissathestoryteller GOLD, Bremen, Georgia
14 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
Remember... that each child is a separate person. Yours forever, but never fully yours. She can never be all you wished or wanted or all you know she could be. But she will be a better human being if you can let her be herself. ~Stella Chess

Wow. This is an amazing poem. Thank you so much for putting words to that 'icky' feeling!

on Oct. 2 2014 at 9:08 am
Extraterrestrial SILVER, Singapore, Other
9 articles 4 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!"

Thank you so much!

on Sep. 30 2014 at 12:27 pm
littlepiepschuim PLATINUM, Las Vegas, Nevada
22 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

All I can think is, "Brilliant."