Below is the poem entitled Chasing Away the Blues which was written by poet
heckman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Its a race I ran before, dirt in my
soaks up to my ankles. Pain is very
deceiving at times, and often passes
for fun and excitement until of course,
it works its way into your psyche
tearing illusions to pieces.
There is music of course, to quell the
pain but music sucks out your emotions
and the blues makes them even more
sensitive. No music. Maybe television,
no because then you've got to live through
a ton of commercials which will give you
the blues if you don't already have them.
The sure cure for dealing with the blues
is to become very involved in some kind of
creative work. I love to write and spend at
least four hours a day writing...think about
writing down your memories or some fiction.
Don't worry about publishing, just write for
the sake of writing. It's a great creative
exercise and takes you mind off of worrying.
If this doesn't work, remember there is