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Writing from pain; poetry therapy

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by riv44, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. riv44

    riv44 Well known member

    I found written in a drawing pad...I know I wrote these things during despair over chronic pain. The first one should sing like a blues melody. Imagine Otis Reading.

    Blue- sometimes I get so bored and blue
    Blue- sometimes I get so bored and blue
    I can't see the light of day
    I lie lie lie lie
    lie in my bed all day (insert blues harmonica here)

    The sun, the sun in my window shines so bright
    The sun, the sun in my window shines so bright
    But my mind is so weary
    It might as well be night
    (insert blues harmonica)

    Children- I see many children run down the street
    Children- I see many children run down the street
    But it's been such a long long time
    since I could move these heavy feet.

    2. This was on my next page.

    There are days
    when I don't
    take the time
    to look up.

    I miss so much
    I can't walk
    I can't see.
    What's come over me?

    Another bright day
    in beautiful May
    and I've thrown it away.

    I don't do the things I love to do
    I don't love the things I do
    My daddy's emptiness is now in me

    Here it goes again,
    turning in on itself like a snake
    over and over again
    I can't just let it fall away

    I know the dead just shake their heads at me
    They would give anything anything anything
    to have back what I am throwing away.

    3. The last poem is from Rumi, and where I would like to be.

    http://allpoetry.com/8534703
     
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  2. oneperson

    oneperson Peer Supporter

    Expresses the darkness...
    And longing for light...

    And then, that Rumi poem!
    A perfect tie-in.

    One way in which writing poetry (as opposed to say a narrative) helps me is that I don't feel the need to explain. The nonlinearity innate to poetry invites more. I'd say that's been true for me in journaling too, though it is a combo of linear, nonlinear, & doodles.

    Thanks @riv44...
     
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