July 8th – My Soul on Paper

OK, so, after I wrote some of those poems I got some remarks that they were very personal and maybe I shouldn’t be writing them down. This is my response.

My Soul on Paper

You say I shouldn’t
Write down
The feelings in my heart
But if I don’t
Then tell me
What is writing about?
If I can’t write
With my emotion
Tell me what’s the point?

To me
Writing is sharing
A part of yourself
And not all parts
Are happy
So why should I pretend
That’s all I am?

I refuse to write a lie

So if I write something
That you say
Is very personal
I consider this a compliment
For you see
If I can place a bit of
My soul on paper
Then I have succeeded
As a writer

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5 thoughts on “July 8th – My Soul on Paper

  1. I have to agree completely with you. My poetry, at this stage, is therapy. Part of that therapy is exposing myself because one of my many problems has been an unwillingness to share. Sometimes it’s terrifying to put something so personal out for the world to see. But if you don’t, why write? Much love…

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