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Poem: Pen to Paper: The Only Language I Know

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Pen to Paper: The only Language I Know is about how the words one speaks are jumbled, sometimes misunderstood. She hopes he can read her mind but she grabs a pen writing her thoughts on paper. She wishes she could have found those words to speak out loud but it just comes easier to write down.

"Babyface, I Wish I Could Tell You"

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Pen to Paper: The Only Language I Know

Spoken words uttered from my lips,
a confused mixture,
sitting silently hoping he hears each one.

Eyes glaring, hateful reply
the relative meaning misunderstood.

Looking towards him with glazed eyes,
pleading he reads my mind
discovering the hidden meaning
buried deep, feeling the painted picture,
understanding those precious jumbled thoughts,
I will forever love him.

Weeping from my baby blues,
taking pen to paper
sensibly speaking the only language I understand,
desperately wishing to convey
how much he means to me
with spoken words.

When he replies, “Why didn't you just say so?”

"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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