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Dabbling in Poetry
A Letter to ________
Sep 6, 2016
4 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!9ann16GRIrLwMDicHcalposted on PENANA

A/N: This is part one of a two part piece of poetry. They're separate poems, but carry the same influence. I originally posted this on my journal entry piece here, but I've changed it into a letter and/or journal entry in verse. It's up to the reader to decide who "_______" is, but I had an idea in my mind when I wrote it. I'd love to hear other opinions though. As always, thanks for the patience, I've been incredibly busy with work and my lab assistant to my Advanced Creative Writing teacher. I've been majorly stressed out with a lot of work for class and trying to set up a connection between my work and LA stuff for a book signing. I'll also be doing a podcast with the author I'm building a connection with, so that should be interesting. As always, enjoy the piece, and please give feedback, it helps so much!77Please respect copyright.PENANA0rKRXU7411
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Dear “____”copyright protection73PENANAAEUX2V3IMM

Dear _____,copyright protection73PENANAayiXbB9TOj

I expressed all of my hopes and dreams to you. copyright protection73PENANAeg4G1LZoJu

As my confidant, copyright protection73PENANA7j81haXkTK

I trusted that you would handle them copyright protection73PENANA74iq1t2bnQ

With care. copyright protection73PENANAvC6zi8lhw5

I was always starving copyright protection73PENANAMEoVFG6D1Z

For your validation and encouragement. copyright protection73PENANAn84Fy69Bhw

You knew how I hated it copyright protection73PENANArN9ymsHIJd

When someone told me copyright protection73PENANANwScrySxbT

I wasn't good enough. copyright protection73PENANAxy2CeBInc0

Your words kept me breathing and creating. copyright protection73PENANAUEN3cawTSf

You left me torn into pieces, copyright protection73PENANA7GM0TdyLLJ

Just like that poem I wrote for you. copyright protection73PENANAFiiIUwjCTw

Remember? copyright protection73PENANACOaqSmAogt

The one you said wasn't good enough? copyright protection73PENANAEo9qo3EXOp

I write for myself, copyright protection73PENANAGuHYcCuwfo

But because you were so selfish, copyright protection73PENANA2Sdci5zTuQ

I tried to dedicate every page I wrote copyright protection73PENANAm9fwzEzeBo

To what you wanted. copyright protection73PENANADhTlg6XLCc

When you were satisfied copyright protection73PENANAaF5nSntsgX

I felt whole. copyright protection73PENANAiD6y9GcJUO

I wanted--copyright protection73PENANA7y60Tm7Q8J

no, needed--copyright protection73PENANA3ip8Fhw9JM

your praise. copyright protection73PENANA62qdAzUNiO

That smile, copyright protection73PENANABqmHrg4y7c

Paired with telling me what to write and how copyright protection73PENANAhauHjaYPjH

Made me swallow every bit of resentment, copyright protection73PENANACqJ2EkCy7V

Any bit of pain I felt for my suppressed imagination, copyright protection73PENANAnIlKqM0uk7

And I did it. copyright protection73PENANAGCibjClhsF

I did it for you. copyright protection73PENANAZ45J7K3Kia

In the end, copyright protection73PENANAFGT0qjNrO7

Even when I followed every direction I was pointed in, copyright protection73PENANAzvKSG4u2mW

It was never enough. copyright protection73PENANAHl1N48x8TQ

You wanted more meaning, copyright protection73PENANAjywczXwmpk

More eloquence, copyright protection73PENANAuYPeQvikyE

More emotion, copyright protection73PENANAgf0i35rBdk

More, more, more, copyright protection73PENANArwSYJsWfOl

Always needing more. copyright protection73PENANAzjjpxaVQut

I don't know how to measure up to those expectationscopyright protection73PENANAvLJw3MBuoP

Because I don't have the strengthcopyright protection73PENANAPPmIO5aKlZ

To keep my chin up when I struggle. copyright protection73PENANA6VipkQAfH4

I don't know how to keep writing copyright protection73PENANAIdQrJUelpC

For your sake copyright protection73PENANAaesxXhD71Y

When you're never satisfied. copyright protection73PENANA77Tpxdg7tX

No matter how hard I try, copyright protection73PENANAcca3ETYSen

Will this ever be enough? copyright protection73PENANAvpCYXAfAHh

Will I ever be enough?copyright protection73PENANAyPpseWFu49

I can't find anything to reach for now that you leftcopyright protection73PENANAshlClZwjSK

And at some point copyright protection73PENANAHoakm7UBHC

I lost my drive to keep going copyright protection73PENANASgriIGfoaj

Toward what I want instead of you. copyright protection73PENANAxCBTfWSLfL

You knew having an impact on someone's life was my dream, copyright protection73PENANAwW9GgvOb7w

And that writing was my way of doing that, copyright protection73PENANANZMfivVxT6

But even when you knew about that fragile dream, copyright protection73PENANAQrIrkYodJD

You told me it would never happen, copyright protection73PENANAYfA7WRDK2K

So I believed you copyright protection73PENANAhPK342y0zs

And let myself fall into the clutches ofcopyright protection73PENANA6qTPSdNgrw

Grief and hatred copyright protection73PENANATpMuxJlaun

For myself, copyright protection73PENANAULdFPiHoig

For you, copyright protection73PENANAQoHKdzY1Pp

For my future.copyright protection73PENANAyJOkdm3ywx

I kept coming back to you copyright protection73PENANAWria78sOwL

For my daily fix, copyright protection73PENANA5maM7ol5pb

That feeling of being complete. copyright protection73PENANAuXUji8FlHc

But you left me, copyright protection73PENANATDEcNLkgAQ

And I'm writing this, copyright protection73PENANA2GdcskAOq0

Trying to find something in me copyright protection73PENANA0UYUeg2TCJ

Other than this emptiness. copyright protection73PENANA6vnLIbx2r7

I've become numb to the world copyright protection73PENANATuN7Ggsh5S

Because maybe if I'm numb enough copyright protection73PENANAi5Ng01w3U9

Nothing will break through and hurt me copyright protection73PENANAM1FaMnlkqN

Like your absence does.copyright protection73PENANArjhfrYwTgB

You lulled me into a feeling of comfort and trust,copyright protection73PENANAMyHzOHAlKv

Then screamed words of defeat into my ears. copyright protection73PENANAvxwaHjx3DX

And those words worked into my braincopyright protection73PENANAR5h9lI7RCn

And under my skin. copyright protection73PENANAtoWaYLRy7B

They slid under my skin copyright protection73PENANA3C8AMQUjTx

And lodged themselves under the surface like acid, copyright protection73PENANAhKDyTYh1QU

Burning me deeper and deeper. copyright protection73PENANApjjmth7kPe

Your venom slowly killed all of my happiness and passion. copyright protection73PENANAVTR4uDUoXN

That spark burned out copyright protection73PENANAWeyzNsy5uo

And the one thing I could rely on, copyright protection73PENANAZTHifaznvp

My ability to express myself with a pen and paper, copyright protection73PENANACrjtvN6qb4

Was murdered by your verbal abuse. copyright protection73PENANAd7jMH7efcJ

You destroyed my sanctuary, copyright protection73PENANADcCluSw4f1

lit it up like a bonfire copyright protection73PENANAuStNlYAsoM

And watched as my life's work turned to ash. copyright protection73PENANAwCUPoBXDR9

With every strike of your tongue, copyright protection73PENANAmvlZQQSmV8

My soul was broken a little more copyright protection73PENANAop0RdlPONe

Until there was nothing but dust left copyright protection73PENANABkRvag77UY

And I no longer cared or had any drive.copyright protection73PENANAggtCgjt8Go

A/N: That's the first half of a two part poem thing. Thank you so much for reading, lovelies! I've been a little slow updating things, so I'll hopefully post a little more before the school year gets too chaotic. I also have to apply to colleges (oh my goodness I'm going to be in college soon I'm not ready to adult) so that'll take up a good amount of time too.77Please respect copyright.PENANA2iivVzPpIw
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