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A Piece of Paper

May 15, 2014
By HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
25 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

A burden lies heavy upon my chest
I hold back the tears and do my best
To not let the pain manifest.

I struggle to move along
Down the perpetual current of time,
Often finding myself in need of writing yet another rhyme
To alleviate my aches
And place my burden;
On a piece of paper.

With every stroke of my pen
My blood races through my veins
Seeping out as the ink that bears my pains
And places them;
On a piece of paper.

Such simple words
And such a light piece of paper;
Yet how heavy a burden they carry.

The author's comments:
A poem does not stay sessile nor silent for long. It must come out, be felt, resonate with its reader, and alleviate pain from its writer.

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This article has 7 comments.

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 25 2014 at 4:12 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

I really love this! And I'm not surprised by all the positive feedback - basically everyone on this site can relate to to this poem. You rock! Really great,deep stuff:)

on Jun. 25 2014 at 2:15 pm
CookieMonster24 PLATINUM, Delhi, Other
25 articles 2 photos 147 comments
Oh my. I am so glad I saw this. You are a wonderful poet. I am in love with your writing. And I love the way this poem ends. I love it! Keep writing. I look forward to reading more of you. 

on Jun. 24 2014 at 2:40 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

WoW Impressive! The way you make it so easy to dine into your poem and feel every single word you say. I totally agree with you, as I always say: "Poems are the Heart's Lyrics!" A poem needs to be read and heard and especialy FELT...You have a gift and you surely should keep writing. Thanks again for sharing this.

on Jun. 24 2014 at 11:12 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is amazing/1 It reminds me of a quoute :"there is nothing to writing. You just sit down at a typewriter an bleed" excellent job! XD

on Jun. 24 2014 at 10:48 am
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
6 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

This is a great interpretation of writing to vent out! I can relate to this very much!

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Jun. 23 2014 at 5:47 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Very relatable and true. I absolutely adore the last stanza, I havent read something as good as this for a while. Great job!!

on Jun. 23 2014 at 1:41 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is very true. I love how you just wove the words together. Thank you, for sharing this!