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Dabbling in Poetry
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Dabbling in Poetry
A Letter to ________
Sep 6, 2016
4 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!RQhyifwgg6gY8oNVG1khposted 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!50Please respect copyright.PENANAVDnjNRm7RJ
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Dear “____”copyright protection46PENANAxVmOuF40Vl

Dear _____,copyright protection46PENANA7bjfA6ag8v

I expressed all of my hopes and dreams to you. copyright protection46PENANAy6zU6newqi

As my confidant, copyright protection46PENANA3YeqNI5RJ0

I trusted that you would handle them copyright protection46PENANAcQcv6NCh3K

With care. copyright protection46PENANAMCRlxXJMua

I was always starving copyright protection46PENANA4x8jXV12NK

For your validation and encouragement. copyright protection46PENANA30BgvH38Z7

You knew how I hated it copyright protection46PENANATMKK7hIR3c

When someone told me copyright protection46PENANA18J9rH5sKT

I wasn't good enough. copyright protection46PENANAdNTO3ow7xv

Your words kept me breathing and creating. copyright protection46PENANAeqhYapgTgj

You left me torn into pieces, copyright protection46PENANA5hsPrUwxng

Just like that poem I wrote for you. copyright protection46PENANAqA4jo8IVff

Remember? copyright protection46PENANAqtFIsQ7IJo

The one you said wasn't good enough? copyright protection46PENANA1PGuE7oaFL

I write for myself, copyright protection46PENANAr5mvpLD7GS

But because you were so selfish, copyright protection46PENANAn7m3POTXwD

I tried to dedicate every page I wrote copyright protection46PENANAlys1279riO

To what you wanted. copyright protection46PENANAdJUzfjkSr0

When you were satisfied copyright protection46PENANALO78RXWLUt

I felt whole. copyright protection46PENANApf2Sg5Zqwh

I wanted--copyright protection46PENANAeJ18jgrD9S

no, needed--copyright protection46PENANAEVHM3yJ0kE

your praise. copyright protection46PENANAtKTwCaBCA7

That smile, copyright protection46PENANAUORVXacpOl

Paired with telling me what to write and how copyright protection46PENANAhshZfkyYlS

Made me swallow every bit of resentment, copyright protection46PENANACPCwlfHWSi

Any bit of pain I felt for my suppressed imagination, copyright protection46PENANA4M7VI46UtU

And I did it. copyright protection46PENANAgLnxKCRiBc

I did it for you. copyright protection46PENANAbe1OKn3sjV

In the end, copyright protection46PENANAKnIRjqVqko

Even when I followed every direction I was pointed in, copyright protection46PENANAkBaI8Uk0cV

It was never enough. copyright protection46PENANAdn9fbUCfmW

You wanted more meaning, copyright protection46PENANAb6kTYDjT3E

More eloquence, copyright protection46PENANAiofs6omroz

More emotion, copyright protection46PENANAnCWwR8rtnO

More, more, more, copyright protection46PENANApyVJsTnLNr

Always needing more. copyright protection46PENANAq5QGyX5Upt

I don't know how to measure up to those expectationscopyright protection46PENANAuM5rjXzKrX

Because I don't have the strengthcopyright protection46PENANAzRvuBXnYJa

To keep my chin up when I struggle. copyright protection46PENANAqaggQOeVJD

I don't know how to keep writing copyright protection46PENANApdpvEItetU

For your sake copyright protection46PENANAb2LHwmFUlo

When you're never satisfied. copyright protection46PENANA5Lzl2q9hmT

No matter how hard I try, copyright protection46PENANAUM6khL3KZw

Will this ever be enough? copyright protection46PENANAEbzqS6My17

Will I ever be enough?copyright protection46PENANAX6TwrWWBdi

I can't find anything to reach for now that you leftcopyright protection46PENANAu84Bsmnv7n

And at some point copyright protection46PENANA2MyCcrIZZJ

I lost my drive to keep going copyright protection46PENANA7WQ1siXpTb

Toward what I want instead of you. copyright protection46PENANAIojN0M9oig

You knew having an impact on someone's life was my dream, copyright protection46PENANALk3kXfLFfL

And that writing was my way of doing that, copyright protection46PENANApmHfnaykzr

But even when you knew about that fragile dream, copyright protection46PENANAviQP5RBefT

You told me it would never happen, copyright protection46PENANAv0eylbO6R3

So I believed you copyright protection46PENANARhpzxNK58j

And let myself fall into the clutches ofcopyright protection46PENANAxECotHf5Wv

Grief and hatred copyright protection46PENANAZrwd0RpPYh

For myself, copyright protection46PENANASPzip659bd

For you, copyright protection46PENANAtJR57lMnqI

For my future.copyright protection46PENANASpapDbg30e

I kept coming back to you copyright protection46PENANAlT4Ubt0hDc

For my daily fix, copyright protection46PENANAv6Wnb3IYr9

That feeling of being complete. copyright protection46PENANAHkzRJc30g3

But you left me, copyright protection46PENANAeBWjv8Nwqq

And I'm writing this, copyright protection46PENANAIVwEiII1G9

Trying to find something in me copyright protection46PENANAbnuKfdXjdd

Other than this emptiness. copyright protection46PENANAmsPjMkszQS

I've become numb to the world copyright protection46PENANA0zNwd6eW8V

Because maybe if I'm numb enough copyright protection46PENANA6jjA4zN1S1

Nothing will break through and hurt me copyright protection46PENANAffu4zho1Qf

Like your absence does.copyright protection46PENANATQOHn2NCZW

You lulled me into a feeling of comfort and trust,copyright protection46PENANAx5fRFkqtli

Then screamed words of defeat into my ears. copyright protection46PENANAvAyZF7g487

And those words worked into my braincopyright protection46PENANAj2Y8JmbxYa

And under my skin. copyright protection46PENANAtwfJnU3Nop

They slid under my skin copyright protection46PENANA6TZESFL9JU

And lodged themselves under the surface like acid, copyright protection46PENANAh3WgbGCmdA

Burning me deeper and deeper. copyright protection46PENANAwH6MqtHuh5

Your venom slowly killed all of my happiness and passion. copyright protection46PENANATnYT2RyO1h

That spark burned out copyright protection46PENANAIilFywlbTy

And the one thing I could rely on, copyright protection46PENANALqfRcGlTaC

My ability to express myself with a pen and paper, copyright protection46PENANAY30XW2OvQP

Was murdered by your verbal abuse. copyright protection46PENANAMz88eHEzSy

You destroyed my sanctuary, copyright protection46PENANA8DYovb4R5e

lit it up like a bonfire copyright protection46PENANAt3it0fwPKm

And watched as my life's work turned to ash. copyright protection46PENANAFxVNF9ujJn

With every strike of your tongue, copyright protection46PENANASR1Rgw2kn7

My soul was broken a little more copyright protection46PENANAzRbRlc6S1Q

Until there was nothing but dust left copyright protection46PENANAeHoau3kZn3

And I no longer cared or had any drive.copyright protection46PENANAmfVn6bU9wi

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.50Please respect copyright.PENANAbeZ7C5jweP
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