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Pen to Pad

for my sanity…

By Real PoeticPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - October 2023
Pen to Pad
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If I am the discarder of my own

happiness, then I can choose to

cherish it and never let go.

Making me a writer in my story.

It’s so easy to blame someone

or something else for my emotions—

Much harder to point the

finger at myself.

Expecting others to love like me

ended in disappointment or tragedy.

They failed to disguise their true

intentions like a bird hiding in a tree

with no leaves and falling branches,

though it’s my fault for ignoring

the red flags.

I might not have been fast

enough to dodge the jab,

but I have the authority

not to pick the scab and

the ability to press the

pen against the pad.

I heal by sharing art.

It’s the closest feeling to

pressing restart.

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Real Poetic

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  • Atlantica29 days ago

    Let's interact with each other Great article👍

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Nice one R.P and congrats on your top story too! ☺️👏👏

  • Jazzy about a month ago

    So glad this made top story!!!!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago


  • This is 💯You Rock 🎸♥️🎉✌️CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR TOP STORY😉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Incredibly inspirational, as my good pal Dana said below me. Written with such grace and brutal honesty (as ever with you) I resonated so much with this, because I've found writing a great source of comfort and catharsis and dealing with my issues! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    This is one of the best inspirational pieces I've read. Ever. Congratulations, RP!

  • Gerald Holmesabout a month ago

    This flows so well and I loved the ending. Great work. Congrats on Top Story.

  • Reverse psychology about a month ago


  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    "I might not have been fast enough to dodge the jab, but I have the authority not to pick the scab and the ability to press the pen against the pad!" Hoooooo that's a line!!! Top. Story. ROCKER!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Excellent, though sometimes we might use that pen nib to pick the scab.

  • Meena Maya Raiabout a month ago

    You've got a sweet flow of your poem.....loved it!!

  • Naveedabout a month ago

    Congratulations on achieving top story status!

  • Kenny Pennabout a month ago

    Wonderful poem, loved the message here. Congrats on top story

  • Lana V Lynxabout a month ago

    Excellent. I loved both the rhythm and the message of this poem.

  • Dana Stewartabout a month ago

    Fantastic message delivered so eloquently. Congratulations on the TS!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    RP, this is so relatable and beautifully written! This is totally how I feel about my work and I love that you write for the same reason!! Great work RP and congratulations on Top Story!!

  • Tressa Roseabout a month ago

    Great job, loved this!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Hurray! Back to say congrats!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    CONGRATULATIONS ON TOP STORY STATUS. I totally agree that emotions are best kept in check when written down. Whether we choose to share them, is what makes us writers.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is just gorgeous. Congrats on the TS.

  • Abdullahabout a month ago

    Loved this great poet

  • Naveedabout a month ago

    Congratulations on achieving top story status!🥰💓😘👌👍

  • Zara Blumeabout a month ago

    Yes. A million times yes. The red flags are always there, unchanging, even when people or circumstances do. We are the creators of our own happiness, and must stop ignoring red flags. Great poem.

  • Stephen Kramer Avitabileabout a month ago

    Loved this! I love the message of healing through the sharing. This was so well written, great job with this!

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