Once Benumbed


I am not good at feeling.

Courage was never my strong suit.

Right now, I am working on healing.

 People know me as the “mute”.


Writing has always been there for me.

It gives me this relief.

It is a dose of passion and therapy.

It’s where my brain and heart agree to meet.


Through my writing I reveal my soul.

But, no one has to know it’s me.

My true self can take control.

Within these verses, I can grow freely.


It’s art through simple expression.

Powerful, striking, influential composing.

My bottled emotions rely on this obsession.

It’s the one place I feel comfortable exposing.


It gives me my shape.

It is my revealing.

It is my escape.

It gives me feeling. 

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