Will I Write Again Today? | Short Poem No. 38

Will I write again today? Let my heart bleed through my pen?

Let all the things that I forgot flood back into my head?

I open up my heart as I mark down on the paper. . .

and that paper cuts me like a dagger.

What a release, when the words flow from my heart.

I breathe again when I write, but it reminds me that I hurt.

Will I Write Again Today

Living life dumb and dull, I can make it through the day.

But I’m haunted again – reminded why I run away.

Beneath a callused skin, tender feelings prick again.

Beneath a callused heart, tender emotions still run thin.

What a release, when the words flow from my heart.

I breathe again when I write, but it reminds me that I hurt.

You can have my heart, I’ll spill it on this paper.

And when I’m all alone, you might hear me whimper.

Should I stop it all? Leave my heart behind?

Only tomorrow will tell – if I’ll write again next time.

Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash.

If you liked this poem, please check out “Plight for a Pen” by Ashwini.B and my own post “Regrets of the Dying.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2018. All rights reserved.

Author: Jonathan Pines

I'm writing with all of life's saltiness, perfecting poetry in the process.

18 thoughts on “Will I Write Again Today? | Short Poem No. 38”

      1. Mostly I am happy and words come on the paper like blue skies, butterflies – gratitude for the present moment….but sometimes my heart cries and then the tears turn up as words…..does this even make sense? Sorry if it sounds crazy! 🙂

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      2. Yes, you are crazy, but that makes sense to me. We are just the crazy writers, writing whatever we feel! You always do a great job on your blog.

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