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Writing myself back to health

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Writing myself back to health

Writing me back to health.

I try to write a poem each day
Or maybe two, or three
I cannot write that complex stuff
But how it pleases me
To let the words come flowing out
To fill a clear white sheet
I have to write these songs each day
To make my life complete.

It weren’t so very long ago
My mind was filled with stress
War, it wasn’t meant for me
And I was in a mess 
Angry, taut, and filled with hate
That’s how it was before
But now I’m so relaxed, and loose
I don’t suffer any more.

Because I started writing poems
Each day I’d write down words
Which seemed to pick me up a bit
Whenever I was stirred
But all that stuff has left me now
I’ve come a long, long way.
And now I write a poem or three
With every passing day.

15 February 2015 @ 1255hrs.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 1:50:00 PM
    great work Peter and it is a great therapy letting the ink convey to paper our fears and woes and loves and losses. Thank you Peter for sharing more than poetry with us . regards to Vera. Andy

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/26/2014 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andy, it's good to see you on my page, I thank you for your kind comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 8:26:00 PM
    Very nicely said Peter...I feel the same way about writing sometimes..when I have a bad day.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 1:34:00 PM
    lol What a wonderful piece Peter! You keep writing dear Pete; and grab a flower next time you're out for sweet Vera, so that she too may share a smile ;)

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 2/21/2014 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) even if it comes to "Roses are red and Violets are Blue"....Vera will always love you ;)
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/19/2014 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, my friend, your comments are so kind. I write Vera two poems a day, and I dread the day I can not find the words...Thank you for always mentioning her name. It makes her feel happy....Peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 6:02:00 PM
    My main man peter! Your wonderful words flow...straight to the heart! 7 You mat be down under but you are on top! My best to my friend, chuck

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/18/2014 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Chuck. your comments are the making of my day....peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 1:02:00 AM
    Yes! I'd say writing helped me a lot in my life! I was in a car accident when I was 15 and my right arm is paralyzed so I had to adjust everything in my life to existing with one hand/arm! To cope, I started writing poetry! Now back then it wasn't very good poetry but I got better over the many years since then! And lo and behold, it help me immensely, at first I shared my poetry with anybody, but now I'm a little more selective with whom I share them with! This is an awesome poem! Great Work!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am sorry to hear that you suffer from such a trauma Russel. I could not even imagine how this would incapacitate you. But one thing I do know, it has made you into a wonderful poet. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 9:40:00 PM
    Thank you for the read I'm glad you enjoyed it and yes the roman's were a blood thirst people, you know the funny part is i wrote this at work lol cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are most welcome Cheri, you write these things beautifully, and they are always a joy to read. Some of my best poetry came while I was at work. I used to hide in the broom cupboard and write poems, when there was nothing to do lol Peter
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 9:05:00 PM
    Its absolutely wonderful to read your poems, Peter. They are very inspiring.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/16/2014 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bindu, I would dearly love to write with your depth and grace, But I guess we all have to be happy with what we have got. Thank you for your praise though, they are always very welcome to me....Peter
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 7:30:00 PM
    Yes i agree poetry is a great stress reliever, i use to love to dance to release my stress but i can't do that anymore so i went to my next love writting poetry. Loved your write here it was a great work. thank you for sharing it with us fellow soupers. cheri also i wanted to give you a heads up i am posting a new work tonight i hope called the coloseum let me know what you think it matters to me alot

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/16/2014 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree with you, Cheri. I used poetry for years to helpe\ through my illness, and then with the help of John and Carla Sherman I cured myself completely. Up until my hip became bone on bone, I used to dance by myself to the euryhthmics songs, And walk for countless miles. At the end of March I have a hip replacement, and then I shall get back to it all again . Even at seventy one I have a great abundance of energy. Than you for your very kind comments, my friend...Peter