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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!drcnTejVva2iXi7WlxjBposted 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!63Please respect copyright.PENANAPhn52jdWuX
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Dear “____”copyright protection59PENANA1EKe1EslzY

Dear _____,copyright protection59PENANAwCgtUoqfVJ

I expressed all of my hopes and dreams to you. copyright protection59PENANAQa7sFgThTk

As my confidant, copyright protection59PENANABVYm900BlA

I trusted that you would handle them copyright protection59PENANAARcQl6fLla

With care. copyright protection59PENANAvclCE0SyiM

I was always starving copyright protection59PENANASTHRfRRgsc

For your validation and encouragement. copyright protection59PENANAQ342Tp98au

You knew how I hated it copyright protection59PENANAjGHEimFbUX

When someone told me copyright protection59PENANAXNQEE6vwmY

I wasn't good enough. copyright protection59PENANAJd1NgVcp4n

Your words kept me breathing and creating. copyright protection59PENANATo3B2lXHwS

You left me torn into pieces, copyright protection59PENANAEuGv9kCERZ

Just like that poem I wrote for you. copyright protection59PENANADAcFnsAzRF

Remember? copyright protection59PENANAXL30n6mkOT

The one you said wasn't good enough? copyright protection59PENANAdsnTYxeAb5

I write for myself, copyright protection59PENANAAPFMu3f5D7

But because you were so selfish, copyright protection59PENANALATOBgVYAJ

I tried to dedicate every page I wrote copyright protection59PENANAROcfHaMWLY

To what you wanted. copyright protection59PENANA1lOH8jKopn

When you were satisfied copyright protection59PENANAvaXoZzFVxf

I felt whole. copyright protection59PENANAEp4QFM1sIM

I wanted--copyright protection59PENANAqJ8fqhyaFY

no, needed--copyright protection59PENANAxb9vA94f4B

your praise. copyright protection59PENANAvI0zyFlA74

That smile, copyright protection59PENANAmyNvOeNnot

Paired with telling me what to write and how copyright protection59PENANAlWEvsfExuI

Made me swallow every bit of resentment, copyright protection59PENANA80r9A0PWAX

Any bit of pain I felt for my suppressed imagination, copyright protection59PENANA0XwNtl2gIr

And I did it. copyright protection59PENANAJ4oozQDen8

I did it for you. copyright protection59PENANAXw8oGIpwFZ

In the end, copyright protection59PENANAtFX0tqlvH4

Even when I followed every direction I was pointed in, copyright protection59PENANAWq8lOHbsWz

It was never enough. copyright protection59PENANAAT5JiMsHi7

You wanted more meaning, copyright protection59PENANAHMMEMg58MM

More eloquence, copyright protection59PENANAcJdk412fuY

More emotion, copyright protection59PENANAP4RVOaHgRZ

More, more, more, copyright protection59PENANAoyLbdyriGd

Always needing more. copyright protection59PENANA5TWid1kghO

I don't know how to measure up to those expectationscopyright protection59PENANAe6T61HgIY8

Because I don't have the strengthcopyright protection59PENANAImGuxU2YcJ

To keep my chin up when I struggle. copyright protection59PENANAchC9zQaU6r

I don't know how to keep writing copyright protection59PENANAIlyCszjJii

For your sake copyright protection59PENANAR0EyubsxaE

When you're never satisfied. copyright protection59PENANAgnWSxwJHqP

No matter how hard I try, copyright protection59PENANA99aILDh4mA

Will this ever be enough? copyright protection59PENANAndB1L5ddCo

Will I ever be enough?copyright protection59PENANASTLOMjlv0L

I can't find anything to reach for now that you leftcopyright protection59PENANAkaUvTG8bLu

And at some point copyright protection59PENANAL8Hm9tsnG5

I lost my drive to keep going copyright protection59PENANALzYxoKQJfR

Toward what I want instead of you. copyright protection59PENANAvA2q5V6e7R

You knew having an impact on someone's life was my dream, copyright protection59PENANAISZqf9UHxA

And that writing was my way of doing that, copyright protection59PENANAMjaKQyuHhK

But even when you knew about that fragile dream, copyright protection59PENANAzNkCdqykEF

You told me it would never happen, copyright protection59PENANAcnxcONlIuT

So I believed you copyright protection59PENANAjgct121wKj

And let myself fall into the clutches ofcopyright protection59PENANAhk7BWl2uFG

Grief and hatred copyright protection59PENANA9R4H3SupAZ

For myself, copyright protection59PENANAiUgunhxpOi

For you, copyright protection59PENANAI5CQHzbJ3Q

For my future.copyright protection59PENANAqdIuVMmqbX

I kept coming back to you copyright protection59PENANApuRFYfXwEL

For my daily fix, copyright protection59PENANAOnQrdx0oh3

That feeling of being complete. copyright protection59PENANAfHhXbcJyCV

But you left me, copyright protection59PENANAw1poHoDEUi

And I'm writing this, copyright protection59PENANApIGg9TO9i5

Trying to find something in me copyright protection59PENANAdyMuwYHfwk

Other than this emptiness. copyright protection59PENANAb3lAr3Y5HT

I've become numb to the world copyright protection59PENANAn7B3oLXcVg

Because maybe if I'm numb enough copyright protection59PENANAi9O4Ek2lAz

Nothing will break through and hurt me copyright protection59PENANAFLC1m45l9M

Like your absence does.copyright protection59PENANAewUPAiBxvw

You lulled me into a feeling of comfort and trust,copyright protection59PENANANNGCRkWUGw

Then screamed words of defeat into my ears. copyright protection59PENANAuli6nEbsZk

And those words worked into my braincopyright protection59PENANAfdRa3ssF0X

And under my skin. copyright protection59PENANAcNKSqCcmxS

They slid under my skin copyright protection59PENANAT1eb8CPj5P

And lodged themselves under the surface like acid, copyright protection59PENANAEl3vv6XXLX

Burning me deeper and deeper. copyright protection59PENANAVXLGPbi2yQ

Your venom slowly killed all of my happiness and passion. copyright protection59PENANAVrRaC0MsjS

That spark burned out copyright protection59PENANAhYdktIrrGd

And the one thing I could rely on, copyright protection59PENANApBabh0nA3W

My ability to express myself with a pen and paper, copyright protection59PENANAqYni90iVsC

Was murdered by your verbal abuse. copyright protection59PENANANKA154Jwwq

You destroyed my sanctuary, copyright protection59PENANAKW1V7jVvUZ

lit it up like a bonfire copyright protection59PENANArlYPD7PW3i

And watched as my life's work turned to ash. copyright protection59PENANAyQ29S8eBFK

With every strike of your tongue, copyright protection59PENANA1pG3kOngkh

My soul was broken a little more copyright protection59PENANAgLDeBglqdp

Until there was nothing but dust left copyright protection59PENANAIMfLV7TaJz

And I no longer cared or had any drive.copyright protection59PENANAVLYBPjqcAL

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.63Please respect copyright.PENANAwpIv1yOsKo
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