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Journal Thoughts

Free verse poetry

By Real PoeticPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
Journal Thoughts
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My uncle’s wife challenged me to start journaling and take a break from fiction. She was right. I needed to take a time out for reflection, so I listened.

The truth is that I don’t really know who I am, and I’m still searching for clarification.

It’s way easier to hide behind my characters instead of confronting myself.

The mirror is a tough object to face. I’d rather hang a calendar in its place and monitor my goals.

I’m a fuck up. I know.

I never claimed to be perfect.

But, I’m still here.

I’m still writing, and most of all,

I still matter.

It took too long to understand that my identity was my own, and it’s not defined by my past trauma.

I don’t have to drown.

I can spit out the water.

I hope someday I make my Mama


(Though I’m sure she already is. I guess I just want to feel proud of myself.)

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Real Poetic

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  • Kristen Balyeat2 months ago

    We are all so hard on ourselves. From what I've seen through your interactions and work here on Vocal, you seem like an awesome human to me. I'm sure your mama is very proud! Thank you for sharing this with all of us!

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    You do matter my talented friend! I ABSOLUTELY love your authenticity! You simply ROCK! :)

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    Still trying to figure that out too! Being human is crap sometimes but we're all just doing the best we can (most of us any way) Loved the raw thoughtfulness of this piece. And I personally think you are great! You support the Vocal community so much and your writing is inspirational .🤍

  • I guess I have to learn that my identity isn't my past trauma. That was so deep. So glad you shared this with us!

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    I have no doubt she's very proud. Will's already said it, but we all tack that fuck-up label on ourselves. You DO matter, and we're glad your here. Just keep doing you.

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    Well, I'm proud of you, Poetic. Keep up the excellent work. I love reading your writing and comments.

  • Kale Ross3 months ago

    You will ALWAYS matter! Keep writing, and continue evolving!

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Okay, I just love this. You're not a fuck-up. You're great. Be proud, and be you!

  • Honest thoughts beautifully written. We are all fuck ups in our own minds. Well done loved this

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