Thursday, March 16, 2017

All the Things I Cannot Write

So many thoughts crashing
Tumbling like waves against the shore
But I must hold them back.

These are the things I cannot write.


The fear

and the doubt
and the wondering why.

How did I get here?

Where do I go now?

The pain 

and the hurt
and the sense of betrayal.

How could you do this to me?

Am I so easy to forget?

The anger 

and the frustration
and the desire to scream out loud.

What are you doing?

Why are you such a bitch?

The failures

and the misery
and the cold hard truth.

Why can't I do this?

How can I make things right?

All the inner turmoil,

the ugliness
that no one must ever see.

These are all the things I cannot write.





8 comments:

  1. It is amazing what can be going on inside our heads without those around us knowing. I hope this has helped you find some peace.

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    1. It is amazing. Fortunately, I do have many things I can write about. That is probably the best part of this challenge. It forces me to concentrate on the things that do bring me peace.

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  2. I feel your pain. There are things I can't write about either. It's tough managing all that inside you. I hope this was enough for today.

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    1. It was. I hope you find a way to write about the things you can't right about, too.

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  3. I'd admire your constructive way to write about what you cannot write about. Some believe writing can be cathartic. Hope this outlet gives you just a little peace.
    -Lanny

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    1. Thank you. I do believe writing is cathartic, at least it is for me. So, yes, just writing this much was helpful.

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  4. Aside from the content, which is certainly, more true than I am comfortable with - did I write this? - aside from that content, I also liked how you "grew" the words, from small to large - timid to loud. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you. It is nice to know that I am not alone in these feelings!

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