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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.

"Babyface, I Wish I Could Tell You"

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

Eyes glaring, hateful reply
the relative meaning misunderstood.

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

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

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

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

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 19, 2019:

I believe as a writer we stumble upon words because we always want to think of the perfect way to say something.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 19, 2019:

Thank you, Linda.

I am glad you can relate to this one! It often seems to be a problem for many of us who write.

Thank you for reading.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 18, 2019:

This is an interesting poem whose contents I can certainly relate to. I found the last sentence very moving. Some of us can't just say so, as your poem describes.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 18, 2019:

Thank you, Laura.

Laura Grace from Tampa, Florida on June 18, 2019:

Lovely poem Brenda about expression through writing, there is nothing like it, I agree.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 17, 2019:

I believe writer's have the worst problem because we are so used to putting our thoughts on paper.

Thanks for reading.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on June 17, 2019:

I believe everyone has trouble translating thoughts to words... And that's why we speak best with pen and paper....

I totally relate to this 100%.

Great piece as well

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 17, 2019:

Yes John, me too. I can always find the right words if I write them down, but not when I am trying to talk. The words just seem jumbled, coming out misconstrued.

I suppose it is a common problem for those of us who write.

Thank you, John. I am happy you read my work and can relate. It is good to know I am not alone.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 17, 2019:

Touching poem, Brenda, that I can relate to. Verbally I always have trouble expressing my thoughts successfully but through writing I have no such problem. I guess I have more time to think whereas in spoken conversation I don’t.