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

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It is therapy for me
to make the pen dance melodies
across an otherwise bleek
piece of paper.
To create words that don't exist
because I WANT TO is simply bliss or
to write about that crush that I want to kiss
in the third person as if it is a wish
of a young girl around 16-ish
can only be done in poetic form.

I can curse out my best friend or
ask God to let me into Heaven or
bunji jump off of clouds at night and
wake up flying a kite around the sunshine,
because I am the author of the masterpiece and
to me it is the best pain killer for reality.
It is MY therapy!

I can honor those who I loved so much
or degrade them to an anesthetic touch
just because 
they pissed me OFF!
I can lay down and write haikus all day
about the rain personified or
the clarity of the water in the bay.
I can use words that those around me do not understand or
think with my pen in my mouth and
his heart in my hand or
vice versa or 
write about sitting all day
while I stand.
I create a magical landscape
with a concrete jungle back drop or
sing a capella songs in hip hop.
It is my THERAPY!
And I can re-create my life
by myself
and fully certified.
Thank GOD for it.

Copyright © Doreen Wright

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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 7:37:00 PM
    Doreen, I just covered the whole new poem page and reviewed/commented on every one that I thought had some special merit. This one stood out from the crowd! Exceedingly good free verse (with a bit of rhyme thrown in for good measure). I swear, it seems as if women (and not many of them at that) seem to have a lock on this type of poetry. You especially do!

    Wright Avatar Doreen Wright
    Date: 7/8/2012 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I appreciate this and all comments that you made David. I am very grateful...thank you.
  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:21:00 AM
    that crush that I want to kiss? i have a crush my friend i understand your poem,very nice

    Wright Avatar Doreen Wright
    Date: 7/6/2012 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Kasim! It is something I am sure we can all relate to.
  1. Date: 7/6/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Thanks for reading my stuff. You obviously derive great benefit from writing. I like your free-wheeling style. Love, daver

    Wright Avatar Doreen Wright
    Date: 7/6/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome and thank you!