Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Denise Hengeli Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled JOURNAL which was written by poet Denise Hengeli. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Denise Hengeli

Best Denise Hengeli Poems

+ Fav Poet


Write in a journal?  On a daily basis?
I don’t have the time, as I seek out new places!
Life butts in; in an annoying way
No time to write!  And, what would I say?
My life’s ‘down-time’ has finally come
I can decide what must be done!
Habit dictates the homey mundane
If I don’t write now; I can’t complain.
‘Things’ come first; no time to remain
‘Words’ wave on thru my struggling brain
Phrases drift gently as a passing mist
‘Wasting’ my time I must resist!
‘Doing’ for others seems my routine
Changing my ways, seemingly mean
“Time Out!” I’ll say; “This time is mine”
To note down my phrases, one at a time
I surprise myself in retrospect
Billowing problems now, no threat!
Reading thoughts written long ago
Perceiving emotions as they flow.
Using rhyme I imprison strong feelings
Burying deep they don’t leave me reeling
Get them on paper; they dissipate
Be uniquely me; always my fate!

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/31/2012 6:39:00 AM
    It is exciting to see the replenishment of new poetry here everyday when I log on. I enjoy the diverse poetry so I am never bored by most of what I read. I am happy to have read your poetry this morning Denise. I hope that you might be able to find the time to read some of the other poetry here also. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 4:12:00 PM
    I LOVE THIS! I write in my journal every day and I also have a compilation of poetry journals I keep separate, i'd definitely encourage journal writing, not only doe sit calm one down after a bad day... but it just makes me smile to know that one day, my great-grandchildren will read what i was like at their age and they will strive to do the same :D Love, J.