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I don't know whether to thank poetry

or blame it for the reliving of past trauma

I think I might be more disturbed 

from having relived trauma in my head

Seeing it all from another perspect

I don't know if poetry healed me

in some of the ways I needed it to

I don't know if poetry betrayed me

when I put down the pen

to hide from my truth

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allets's picture

I Lie About Taumatic Memories

You know, like the time I got hit on the head hard by a falling sign: Well it was Dally-N-The Alley and not professional and I didn't want to sue one of my favorite venues - so instead I remember the great music acts and the cool earrings. Of course the blow probably shortened my life and baby daddy came to the funeral so all is emotinally neutral there - the biggie, parents are dead, another biggie - I'm pretty cool with old ttaumas and some outcomes that make me snicker (was snickerin' at a few of 'em this am actually.) The rest just are faded. Poetry to heal. Time works pretty good. I lie in poetry - disguise it so that when I read it I won't evoke nothin' ! (double negative purely intentional for emphasis). :D



bishu's picture

My own scribblings

My own scribblings almost all the time remind me that I should hit "Delete" but God knows why I don't 



Morningglory's picture

Thank you all!!

Yes, I too believe it is cathartic. And It's not really the poetry that makes me think backward. Visions from the past are triggered by many moments. I do so love poetry. It really is a nice outlet for expression the frustration of old shit making its way to surface...again. Love you all! Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments!

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word_man's picture

it always brings a

it always brings a healing,you let it out in poetry

eleven_eleven's picture

in the long run it will

in the long run it will probably help. your power rests in your truth

Stephen's picture

For me,

reliving past trauma in my head through writing poetry is a way of solving the past and thus it is cathartic.  Stephen