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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!ubt89XMAqOh7Gsbf50Weposted 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!66Please respect copyright.PENANAYlJbxzq1Aj
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Dear “____”copyright protection62PENANArT9V2iTOSj

Dear _____,copyright protection62PENANADarjDDyIDv

I expressed all of my hopes and dreams to you. copyright protection62PENANAX54X2WeJ8D

As my confidant, copyright protection62PENANAGAxQwz9pn1

I trusted that you would handle them copyright protection62PENANAI0cakQNTzq

With care. copyright protection62PENANAowwsuypIhx

I was always starving copyright protection62PENANAlY8SPErY3P

For your validation and encouragement. copyright protection62PENANA0MQcWa3J4C

You knew how I hated it copyright protection62PENANAas8GVCfkkx

When someone told me copyright protection62PENANASFv1ykF0iJ

I wasn't good enough. copyright protection62PENANAPjvGvsQycU

Your words kept me breathing and creating. copyright protection62PENANAbmnj3jViEg

You left me torn into pieces, copyright protection62PENANAPxVlyuGeuZ

Just like that poem I wrote for you. copyright protection62PENANAXjit0OVRm7

Remember? copyright protection62PENANALyu9RxsMQ6

The one you said wasn't good enough? copyright protection62PENANA2FDY1ctHqX

I write for myself, copyright protection62PENANAGohYRhMN89

But because you were so selfish, copyright protection62PENANAVUHp4yXwlN

I tried to dedicate every page I wrote copyright protection62PENANADothnutQbU

To what you wanted. copyright protection62PENANANRi5P9mCXv

When you were satisfied copyright protection62PENANALSpsit1f0m

I felt whole. copyright protection62PENANA2ELvV8ZpYb

I wanted--copyright protection62PENANAjM2BRSLeuJ

no, needed--copyright protection62PENANAJgB9JTDK8E

your praise. copyright protection62PENANA7biSGd0GDZ

That smile, copyright protection62PENANARWMUyDNkSh

Paired with telling me what to write and how copyright protection62PENANA3ByFLhyp1H

Made me swallow every bit of resentment, copyright protection62PENANA39Tl1Az2gd

Any bit of pain I felt for my suppressed imagination, copyright protection62PENANA289O3IsQ2k

And I did it. copyright protection62PENANA86WGLHXk6Z

I did it for you. copyright protection62PENANA1a8Vwav5cM

In the end, copyright protection62PENANAieUs3YavOd

Even when I followed every direction I was pointed in, copyright protection62PENANAPXjMD5tBpA

It was never enough. copyright protection62PENANAArLJmhTRm5

You wanted more meaning, copyright protection62PENANADFky8owjTl

More eloquence, copyright protection62PENANAwJiQvWVZxk

More emotion, copyright protection62PENANAA8MlS8CL0Z

More, more, more, copyright protection62PENANARDEccMAJ6t

Always needing more. copyright protection62PENANA4CdntIjoHR

I don't know how to measure up to those expectationscopyright protection62PENANAJh0wDSEfEE

Because I don't have the strengthcopyright protection62PENANAeviTHuFhdL

To keep my chin up when I struggle. copyright protection62PENANALioYFRGZgo

I don't know how to keep writing copyright protection62PENANAR0GSwjKbzo

For your sake copyright protection62PENANAQNU8GBDmTQ

When you're never satisfied. copyright protection62PENANA8F9xDOpkOG

No matter how hard I try, copyright protection62PENANAJGGpydJipi

Will this ever be enough? copyright protection62PENANAHf6BoNd197

Will I ever be enough?copyright protection62PENANASiM1PqQeKE

I can't find anything to reach for now that you leftcopyright protection62PENANAUtkBTSPDbf

And at some point copyright protection62PENANAWTu2vTPJVZ

I lost my drive to keep going copyright protection62PENANAQNhDP63FlN

Toward what I want instead of you. copyright protection62PENANAkghFRayHOK

You knew having an impact on someone's life was my dream, copyright protection62PENANAWKDrN9kDSf

And that writing was my way of doing that, copyright protection62PENANACJ3TmT0pym

But even when you knew about that fragile dream, copyright protection62PENANAdTCuztF7bu

You told me it would never happen, copyright protection62PENANAR7evy2FTFx

So I believed you copyright protection62PENANA9hhcbD5b3E

And let myself fall into the clutches ofcopyright protection62PENANAxgyaL7EreP

Grief and hatred copyright protection62PENANAV6WaCvchoR

For myself, copyright protection62PENANAPy96LkKRwN

For you, copyright protection62PENANAv344eQbSiq

For my future.copyright protection62PENANAHdxEo9aBrz

I kept coming back to you copyright protection62PENANAsh7BoSW8Js

For my daily fix, copyright protection62PENANAVfw0jKQuC8

That feeling of being complete. copyright protection62PENANAVkmsYLC8m3

But you left me, copyright protection62PENANAHPlPrJHnRr

And I'm writing this, copyright protection62PENANAPNGmN06EvI

Trying to find something in me copyright protection62PENANANq3aS2Vubi

Other than this emptiness. copyright protection62PENANAyS7UIzDpWv

I've become numb to the world copyright protection62PENANAQMix86xfL2

Because maybe if I'm numb enough copyright protection62PENANAYys1Jl3EQe

Nothing will break through and hurt me copyright protection62PENANAXo74iPEWfB

Like your absence does.copyright protection62PENANAr5oJDwQaMB

You lulled me into a feeling of comfort and trust,copyright protection62PENANAdKaFLT0PyQ

Then screamed words of defeat into my ears. copyright protection62PENANA3vfbAy1eug

And those words worked into my braincopyright protection62PENANAPWmdGZKwaw

And under my skin. copyright protection62PENANA8nhi22c3SK

They slid under my skin copyright protection62PENANAUWfa7QJ84d

And lodged themselves under the surface like acid, copyright protection62PENANApUaL7QLSnV

Burning me deeper and deeper. copyright protection62PENANApviGOlJ1pB

Your venom slowly killed all of my happiness and passion. copyright protection62PENANALkx1uFRdNW

That spark burned out copyright protection62PENANArcQCYYsJRP

And the one thing I could rely on, copyright protection62PENANAFglXWajFbI

My ability to express myself with a pen and paper, copyright protection62PENANAhX3OYxtQLh

Was murdered by your verbal abuse. copyright protection62PENANAMduDPtBics

You destroyed my sanctuary, copyright protection62PENANA8RJtPGD8lP

lit it up like a bonfire copyright protection62PENANARDMUsLsWBe

And watched as my life's work turned to ash. copyright protection62PENANAdosI2ibEAo

With every strike of your tongue, copyright protection62PENANA6IgQc5wQeS

My soul was broken a little more copyright protection62PENANAF6vr1XcuTO

Until there was nothing but dust left copyright protection62PENANAJ7dbPft1T4

And I no longer cared or had any drive.copyright protection62PENANAp0NFQZLmQ0

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.66Please respect copyright.PENANA50kTGaSrxJ
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