she thanks God for pen and paper

for the ability to spill her thoughts

when she writes, there is no danger

she can say what she feels without her tongue getting caught

she thanks God for giving her this outlet

for showing her such an effective form of therapy

when she writes, she can be fearless

no longer afraid of what others may think

she thanks God for helping her cope

for allowing her to feel better

when she writes, she has hope

it reminds her that there is always a silver lining

no matter how dark life can get

when she writes, she chases all darkness away with paper and pen

Originally posted on my blog, Rithimus Poeta. (

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