My View

Written for:  Friday Writings #72
”Write about writing.”

Writing is sharing, caring 
enough to be daring with
dark thoughts and words
that can also serve
to drive away the demons
in your nightmares, or
seeing something of beauty
you attempt to paint 
with words.  I pick up
my pen, and a different 
world opens.  I inhabit
the world my words create.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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19 Responses to My View

  1. daring with / dark thoughts and words – agree… and the more we dare, the more cathartic it gets. Love the last line!


  2. Rall says:

    A beautiful expression of sharing.


  3. You’ve expressed it well. And out of all the thoughts floating in our heads, musings solidify by the words we select.


  4. gc1963 says:

    True. Words create a different world.


  5. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    A pen can open a different world. On a good day, my pen is like a dousing stick that finds a well of meaning I can drink from


  6. Helen says:

    … and conversely, our words create a world we inhabit. Your poem is deep, wonderful.


  7. “Writing is caring, sharing
    enough to be daring”



  8. This is precious. And I love the same lines quoted by Priscilla. Beautiful and true.


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