I write

because so few listen

my thoughts overwhelm me

I have so much to say when no one's paying attention


so few opportunities to speak

my thoughts spill out of my head and onto paper

my emotions blend with thoughts in currents of ink

their only escape from me


I write

because I know no other way

to clear one's mind

when life starts to rain


God gave me this gift to use when I need

the words give me healing as I let my heart bleed


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